COLT 102 Miramar

COLT 102 Miramar - COLT 102 Alex Steging COLT 102 Miramar...

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COLT 102 COLT 102 Miramar Marina is a symbol of city o Parallels the decline of the city o She has fallen, aged, but attempts to keep up appearances o Realism = transparent representation of a world “beyond” that representation Pension o A boardinghouse of sorts o Pension Miramar is the location of nearly all events o Evokes transit/impermanence o Part of a whole The City of Alexandria The country of Egypt Suggests perhaps the city is temporary Shabby, fallen from former glory Madonna o A layering of different values o Set of contradictory images Modernization
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Amer retires, but editor is glad to see him go as he cannot write for the “jet-set” generation Seven main characters Five men: o Hosny Allam Drives reckless, lives violently Red herring o Sarhan al-Beheiry o Amer Wagdi o Mansour Bahy “Peaceful, introverted, feminine” Hates Sarhan Confession, but turns out to be incorrect o Tolba Bey Marzuq Not given a section Stereotyped that all members of his class and generation would oppose the  revolution and their opinions can be predicted Two Women o Mariana Not given last name Places other in a social class/sphere Suggests something about her as well Different from pattern, suggests contrast
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Owner/proprietor of pension o Zohra Salama Name o Gives a rank, placement in society and social status Perhaps a governmental position, in some case Maps the world of literature Minor Characters Teacher: Aleya
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