The Parisian - Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Isabella Hammad
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In Chapter 5, Fatima, the daughter of Haj Nimr, was brought by her mother to the Kamal home to meet with Teta. It was clear that Teta had extended this invitation with the intent of finding a wife for Midhat, and she prompts Midhat to look at the Fatima through the keyhole in the door to ensure he approved. He seemed intrigued by the prospect of marrying Fatima, though concerned that she was of too different a social background than his own, coming from an older and more established family. One day while Midhat was in the market shop of his father, Teta came to bring Midhat to the Samaritan priest for an incantation of love. Midhat refused, but he was in the synagogue long enough to see a French priest there briefly, which intrigued him. Teta was dismayed that Midhat would not cooperate...

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