The Pearl That Broke Its Shell Symbols & Objects

Nadia Hashimi
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Khala Shaima's proverbs

Khala Shaima speaks in proverbs, which may be a way for her to show her wisdom. Khala Shaima is not valued or respected by her extended family nor by the town. However, she has strong opinions, especially regarding what women should and shouldn’t be allowed to do. Her speaking in proverbs may be a way for her to show that even though she is not valued or respected, she can contribute worthwhile points to a conversation and to a situation.

Shekiba's smile

Shekiba’s smile comes out after she is given to Azizullah. She has toiled for many months by herself, then under the harsh watch of her extended family. Therefore, to smile is to show some hope for the future. Shekiba’s smile, though only half of a whole smile since half of her face is melted, signifies hope and a will...

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