Palace Walk Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Ahmad Abd al-Jawad - This person is the novel's central character who runs his family as an old-style patriarchal tyrant.

Amina (Umm Fahmy) - This person prides herself on doing her wifely duty and believes superstitiously that the big house is haunted.

Yasin Ahmad Abd al-Jawad - This person is sexually promiscuous and cheats on his wife resulting in a divorce.

Khadija Shawkat (née Abd al-Jawad) - This person is sharp-tongued, opinionated, and jealous of her beautiful younger sister.

Fahmy Ahmad Abd al-Jawad - This person is a serious, intelligent student attending the Cairo University Law School in Giza.

Aisha Shawkat (née Abd al-Jawad) - This person is a daydreamer and a blond.

Kamal Ahmad Abd al-Jawad - This person is an intellectual, who likes school despite its tyrannical atmosphere, and is particularly fond of religion class.

Amina's Mother - This person has struggled to...

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