Novel Response - Naguib Mahfouzs Miramar The novel Miramar...

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Naguib Mahfouz’s Miramar The novel Miramar is set in beautiful Alexandria, Egypt. The author, Naguib Mahfouz, wrote this book in the perspective of four different people – Amer Wagdi, Hosni Allam, Mansour Bahy, and Sarhan El-Beheiry -- living in the same complex, the Miramar. Zohra, the young fellaha, though deprived of voice in the text, is instead presented to the reader through varying perspectives of the four gentlemen. Throughout the novel Zohra is always portrayed as the beautiful young peasant and is often put down and underestimated because she is a girl. Mahfouz uses allegory to represent Zohra as the unity and freedom of new Egypt. Mahfouz personifies the trait of freedom in Zohra, the one character in the novel who never even mentions the word freedom. Zohra is used as an intersection tool between the other characters of the story and often times she is the reason that the fights and conflicts the characters have are so heated. Zohra understands freedom as moral integrity and human self-respect, regardless of wealth or social class. These are the two
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Novel Response - Naguib Mahfouzs Miramar The novel Miramar...

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