The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Chapters 14 - 21 Summary & Analysis

Nadia Hashimi
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Chapter 14 is about Rahima. She and her sisters are tense with one another for a short while following Rahima's stubborn attitude toward her mother that caused her mother to be beaten by her father. Rahima's sisters accuse her of being selfish and not caring about her wanting to be a boy impacts the rest of the family. Her sisters also blame her for Padar getting it in his head that his eldest daughters need to be married off.

Rahima thinks of a conversation between Shaima and Madar she'd once overheard. Shaima was trying to convince Madar to send the girls to school, especially Parwin, since Parwin would be the hardest to marry off.

Rahima apologizes to her mother, who blames herself as much as she blames Rahima for Arif's outburst of anger. Raisa tells her daughter that everything is out of her hands...

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