Essay Topic 1
The chapters of By Way of Deception often begin by presenting an operation from the point-of-view of an outsider. In this way, the reader is incrementally made aware of the true motivation behind seemingly innocuous actions. Write a three-part essay about this chapter structure.
Part 1) How is the reader introduced to the character of Halim in the Prologue? Discuss the process by which the Mossad makes contact with him. How does the reader become aware of which character is a katsas and what the Mossad wants with Halim? How does the reader exist in the same narrative space as Halim does?
Part 2) How is the reader introduced to the character of Magid in Chapter 12, and how are we made aware of his intelligence importance? Chart the journey this character takes during the chapter. Does he ever realize that he has been working for the Mossad? If...
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