Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the living conditions for Nariman Vakeel at the beginning of the novel.
Nariman lives in a comfortable flat in Chateau Felicity with his stepdaughter and stepson. His family has owned the flat for many years.
2. What type of person is Coomy?
Coomy is bossy and loves to make rules for others to follow. She grumbles and complains a lot.
3. What is Nariman's deepest regret?
Nariman regrets that he was not allowed to marry Lucy, the woman he really loved. His family forced him to marry Yasmin because she was Parsi.
4. What is Nariman's relationship with his family?
Nariman loves and provides for Coomy and Jal, his stepchildren and shares his flat with them. Roxana is the daughter Nariman had with Yasmin, and he loves her most of all. He has been a good husband to Yasmin and a good father to her children.
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