Unformatted text preview: Ramadan, a month-long religious observance in which Muslims fast during the day and eat after sunset, arrives a few months after Mariam moves in with Rasheed. Mariam enjoys the fact that she's finally celebrating within a larger religious community. Rasheed, however, observes the fast only occasionally and gets angry and short-tempered when he does not eat. The month of fasting ends with a three-day holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr, during which the entire community celebrates with gift giving and fireworks. Rasheed and Mariam go to a nearby park and watch fireworks. As she's watching the fireworks, Mariam realizes how much she enjoys being part of the citywide celebration, and wishes her mother could be with her to see her new, contented life. On the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Rasheed invites over a few male guests. When they arrive, Mariam retreats to her room so they cannot see her, a practice that makes her aware of how much Rasheed...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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