Symbolism in the Novel Finding Nouf
You have to read the book Finding Nouf from page 150 till 200. You have to analyze and DO NOT summarize the 50 pages. You should choose ONE of the literary terms used by the author (simile, metaphor, symbolism, allusion, connotation, denotation, imagery, hyperbole, flashback) and use them. You have to have a strong thesis with a strong argument. you should give examples and quote them. DO NOT START the log by writing “Reading through page 150 to 200”
Here is an example of student work:
Finding Nouf used very very specific language to deliver many meanings it is a very descriptive novel that focused a lot on analogy and other literary terms. The vivid descriptions of imagery were used a lot throughout the novel putting many themes in the spotlight.
The idea of social status was highly explored and expressed in this book as in every place the story visits a very descriptive paragraph and sometimes two followed. The idea of social status and the life of the filthy rich were expressed thoughtfully in the book and it helped support the idea of Katya feeling like an outsider to the Shrawis where living in a rented apartment where she did all the work couldn’t remotely compete with the following “On the far side of the room, a row of windows looked out over the family’s mosque. On the room’s other side, double doors led to a high walled garden patio. The outdoor space was made lively by a fountain that seemed to have grown out of the rocky wall. Vines hung on a pergola above cushioned chairs and benches and a neat row of potted lemon trees gave the air a cheery fragrance.”(171). The use of imagery to describe the interior and exterior of the house helped build the walls to the kingdom of the in-laws that Katya was trying to belong to as she kept describing her discomfort towards being around othaman’s family made Katya feel that she doesn’t belong yet. The book also explored the life of the poor for when Nayir visited Renouf’s escort’s house “A pile of threadbare pillows was stacked in a corner and three bamboo mats were spread on the floor. Muhammad offered his guest the cleanest of the mats and called someone to bring a pot of tea.”(96). The imagery in the story highlights a spectrum of social status where Muhammad a man who worked for the shrawis lived in a very simple place compared to his employers.
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Subject Area||English 101|
|Number of Pages||1 Page(s)/275 words|