This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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