Brick Lane - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

This chapter occurs in October of 2001. In a letter, Hasina tells her sister that she is restless. It's good being with Lovely, but she is yearning for her own place. She then goes on to confess a secret. She says she saw Amma dressed in her fine Dhaka sari on the day she committed suicide. She followed Amma to the barn, and watched as she tried the tips of the spears to find one sharp enough. Hasina says Amma was wrong in many ways, especially in her belief that women can't do anything about their own lives. Hasina apologizes for having to tell her secret, and prays that Allah will forgive Amma and show Mercy on her for taking the only way out that she knew of.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Hasina has been resentful of her mother's weaknesses and has spent many years trying...

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