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Ahmed Saadawi
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More important, she was preparing to scold Saint George. The previous night he had promised that she would either receive some good news or her mind would be set at rest and her ordeal would come to an end.
-- Elishva (chapter 1)

Importance: Elishva has prayed ceaselessly to a picture of Saint George for her son Daniel to return to her. The author leaves it open to interpretation whether the Saint George picture really speaks (it is depicted doing so not only to Elishva but to the Whatsitsname as well). In this case the saint's predictions come true by the end of the novel, making this an example of foreshadowing. After her experience with the Whatsitsname, Elishva emigrates to Australia because she is moved by the sight of her grandson Daniel and his resemblance to his namesake, Elishva's son.

I made it complete so it wouldn't be treated as trash, so it would be...
-- Hadi (chapter 2)

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