100%(1)1 out of 1 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.
Insert surname 1Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date“A Handful of Dates” by Tayeb SalihThe short story, “A Handful of Dates” is about a young boy who looks up to hisgrandfather as a god. The story is based on the flashback in the perspectives of a young Islamicboy. The boy compares his grandfather to a river and sees him as pure. The rising action startswhen their neighbor, Masood, inviting the boy and the grandfather to harvest the dates. However,the grandfather just sat on a stool as Masood harvested since they had a bad relationship. Afterthe activity, the grandfather and the others divided the dates among themselves and left none forMasood. The grandfather made this choice based on hatred and jealousy. The boy was angry athow his grandfather treated Masood and he ran and threw all the dates he had eaten to the river.The boy threw up to represents resentment and the opposite morals his grandfather had. In the