In the short story “From Behind the Veil,” written by Dhu’l Nun Ayyoub, the author changes how we feel about the main character throughout the sequencing of the plot. We as the readers learn more about how the protagonist really thinks coupled with what her motives are. The author also presents language that clearly expresses how the protagonist feels and uses examples to show an overall theme in the story. In the exposition we meet our protagonist who is a young women of Islam who wears the traditional veil that muslim women are advised to wear under the law of the Quran were it says, “And tell the believing women to reduce some of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which necessarily appears thereof and to wrap a portion of their head covers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women.(Quran).” Some women are not wearing veils. As readers, we come to the conclusion that the protagonist is a faithful woman of Islam. The veil is a symbol of power to women who wear it because they have the gift of modesty and can show their dedication to Allah. What is interesting is that even though the veil is supposed to cover the body and keep men from giving attention to a woman’s body, men are drawn to the women in veils because they are “enticing” and have an “alluring shape, and make the observer yearn to uncover the secrets which lie beneath them (Ayyoub 98).” During the rising action, we continue to have the view about the protagonist that she is a “good girl” and respectable until she reveals herself to a man she finds enticing and who seems to fancy her. This contradicts what we
Analysis Project of “A Look Behind the Veil”
Middle-Eastern and North African clothing culture is distinguished from other cultures by the veil, a clothing that provokes many reactions from authors and debates between the Western and Eastern people.
The main topic of this text is the veil in North African and Middle-Eastern regions. Western people and Middle-Eastern people do not share the same opinion about its use, while the occidental region considers it as a simple….
Behind the Veil
Many controversies surround the use of genetically modified organisms in the production of food and crops in the United States and around the world. Although biotechnology has been around for centuries, in the last fifty years scientists have made innovations in the creation of new biotechnologies. Scientists have developed ways of genetically engineering the DNA of plants through genetic modification. Adjustments are made to the development, structure and composition by introducing….
Fernea and Robert A. Fernea’s A Look Behind the Veil. The article discusses how clothes reflect certain beliefs in Middle Eastern countries and how women are viewed differently. Women must present themselves differently, especially in Middle Eastern cultures, to allow their husbands and families to be seen as greater. In A Look Behind the Veil, Fernea talks about the how different objects represent different things in Middle Eastern societies. “The feminine veil has become a symbol; that of the slavery….
Eugenics behind a Veil of Conservation
What may start off having even the best of intentions could end up having some serious negative consequences. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt seemed to have started his belief in eugenics within a sense of nationalism where it was a woman’s duty to the state to birth and raise a family. He emphasized this view through his conservation programs where white, farming women were the epitome of the ideal type of….
Modern Religion and Culture
27 February 2013
The Nun depicts the miserable story of Sister Suzanne, the girl who is forced to enter a convent and take the holy order. She experiences criminal and sexual assault in the cloisters and she cannot escape the huge cage of monastery. Dennis Diderot does a good job exploring the difficulties, cruel and mercilessness of the cloisters through the experience of Sister Suzanne, who has an adamant personality that never surrenders….
The Betrothed Essay
Analysis of Character: The nun of monza
Alessandro Manzoni, also known as the greatest novelist of Italian history expresses his
opinions of forbidden love and consequence throughout the Betrothed, specifically by
introducing a minor character with a great backstory. Gertrude, also known as “The nun of
Monza”, is brought into the story when one of the protagonists, Lucia, is sent to a convent as
she has been forbidden to marry her one true love Renzo. Immediately following Lucia’s….
To Veil of Not To Veil
Those of people that are brought up in typical western culture believe that Muslim women who wear the job symbolize the continued oppression of women in the Middle East. In “To Veil or Not To Veil” Jen’nan Ghazal and John P. Bartkowski perform a case study of different forms of identity among Muslim women in Austin Texas. This experiment delves into Muslim culture and tries to analyze both sides of the argument a primarily factual essay. The article carefully analyses both….
Professor Stephen Allen
25 September 2014
In the riveting novel, Lieutenant Nun, Catalina de Erauso goes against every norm for a young woman in Spain. This story told from a first person point of view has many themes including religion, violence and gender. Catalina de Erauso was able to achieve things disguised as a man that she wouldn’t have been able to as a woman. Catalina was able to embrace her masculine alter-ego and did so by resorting to extreme….
Life of a Nun in the Middle Ages
The daily life of Medieval nuns in the Middle Ages were based on the three main vows:
The Vow of Poverty
The Vow of Chastity
The Vow of Obedience
Medieval nuns chose to renounce all worldly life and goods and spend their lives working under the strict routine and discipline of life in a Medieval Convent or Nunnery. The reasons for becoming a nun, their clothes and the different orders are detailed in Medieval Nuns and Nuns Clothes in the Middle Ages. This….
for the first time with the black veil on. “I can’t really feel as if good Mr. Hooper’s face was behind that piece of crepe,” said the sexton. In this section of the story, the congregation is very confused of the actions of their Reverend Mr. Hooper. He was known as the most “religious” person in the town, and now he has a black veil on that symbolises death and darkness. This theme is also evident when members of the church stated their opinion about the veil. “I don’t like it, he has changed….