The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Chapters 8 - 13 Summary & Analysis

Nadia Hashimi
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In Chapter 8, Shekiba has been handed most of the household chores in her grandmother's home. Her uncles' wives stop doing most of their work, as they find Shekiba incredibly capable of doing work with the strength of a man. Working busily is the way Shekiba prefers to spend her days, since the nights come faster that way.

Shekiba's secondary motivation for working so hard is to avoid a beating for not keeping up with her work. Her uncles' wives as well as her grandmother have no problem beating her if she and her work do not meeting their standards. Khala Zarmina is the most harsh, and Khala Samina is the mildest.

The family, at Kaka Freidun's insistence, gives Shekiba a new task of helping her uncles harvest the land. The new task is a stress for Shekiba because of all of her other...

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