House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East - Chapters 21-22: In the Name of the Father, Coming Home Summary & Analysis

Anthony Shadid
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Chapters 21-22: In the Name of the Father, Coming Home Summary and Analysis

Shadid attends the baptism of Hikmat's daughter Miana at the Mar Elias Church in Beit Meri. St. George is the patron of the Marjayoun Orthodox.

Hikmat, a new father, seeks to emulate his own outstanding father George Mitri Farha, by treating everyone with respect so they will treat you with respect. Farha presided over Marjayoun before the civil war, and protected citizens from kidnapping during the war, no matter what religion. Hikmat's other role model, his maternal grandfather Hana Obeid, led a posse to enact retribution for any wrongs against them. Hikmat wanted to fight in the war but his father showed him that it wasn't their war to fight. Hikmat believes that Marjayoun is his father's house and thus it is his...

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