If the Oceans Were Ink - “Part Three: The World,” Chapter 14, “The Pharoah and His Wife” and Chapter 15, “War Stories” Summary & Analysis

Carla Power
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Chapter 14 is titled, “The Pharaoh and His Wife.” A young woman named Mona had endured injustice and hardship in her home in Cairo. She experienced discrimination and violence against her self, her family, and her country. She said she wanted to be a better Muslim in order to help right the injustices of the world. Power questioned Akram about fighting injustice. He said the devout would find justice, but that it might be in the afterlife. In addition, he pointed out that fighting injustice sometimes made people more vulnerable. Those in power would never give up that power, meaning they would never willingly provide a just world but would simply find a deeper level of hatred. Instead, he advised efforts toward compromise to give the oppressed “time to heal” (243).

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