An Unnecessary Woman Themes & Motifs

Rabih Alameddine
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Introversion

As Aaliya tells her story she also shares with her reader that even though a person may be introverted, it doesn’t mean they haven’t lived. Aaliya demonstrates all of the classic signs of being an introvert. She prefers to be alone. She is at her happiest when she is immersed in her work. When she is around people she feels off balance and awkward. Even though she tries to be polite, Aaliya is relieved when she is left alone again. Through the course of her life Aaliya had only one friend with whom she felt really comfortable.

Even though Aaliya prefers to be in the sanctuary of her own home or lost in a book it doesn’t mean that Aaliya had not lived. She worked in a bookstore for 50 years. She taught herself how to appreciate classical music. During the war years she...

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