There he is subject to strip searches, and he witnesses beatings and other mistreatment of fellow prisoners, and is denied the right to phone his wife and let her know where he is.
Inside is Marco from El Salvador.The aftermath is more difficult, and she still suffers from physical and psychological problems that seem to be the result of post-traumatic stress. One day Zeitoun asked Ahmaad if he knew any single women who might be appropriate for him. Deng and dedicated to building secondary schools in southern Sudan. It also makes it clear that the opinions expressed in the conclusion are those of Eggers, rather than his subjects. This is what kept this little boy alive. He checks in on his Bulgarian carpenter, Georgi, who is installing new molding. Eggers emphasizes the fact that their family is life is chaotic but happy, as later we will see how tragedy affects this dynamic. Kathy and Zeitoun are portrayed as a loving couple, though one that has its fair share of normal marital issues, from bickering to worrying to small resentments. Two years after that, Zeitoun was working for himself and had twelve employees. This anecdote serves a clear purpose to educate readers about authoritative brutality after Hurricane Katrina. When she is challenged, she is neither submissive nor polite, cursing at a teenager who tries to pull off her hijab and shouting down a bureaucrat who refuses to give Zeitoun his wallet.
Do Abdulrahman, Kathy and their children make up an unusual American family, or not? He is taken into custody and put into a temporary jail—a cage, in fact—hastily erected behind the Greyhound station.
Kathy, his wife, warned him of the looting that was going on in the city but stubborn Zeitoun insisted that none of that was happening in his neighborhood.
Our every whim was fulfilled with love and care.Active Themes In the kitchen, Kathy gasps as she realizes the kids will be late for school, and she quickly bundles them into the minivan and heads across the Mississippi River to the West Bank. Although he sometimes downplays the legitimate differences between Islam and American Christianity or secularism, the same cannot be said of Zeitoun's life experience, which is rendered in intimate detail. Why must they always be judged on the color of our skin or the way they look? Active Themes Zeitoun calls Kathy back. What is the impact, as you read, of this narrative? By writing in a more distant, objective style, Eggers emphasizes that the story is nonfiction and that its 'messages' can be applied in real life and have broader implications. Still, Zeitoun refuses to have his heartstrings tugged by such a tale, preferring to remain stubborn and remind Kathy of his own sea experience.
Zeitoun, in the novel witnessed looting going around in his own neighborhood. This is appropriate because it reveals information that Zeitoun and Kathy could not know, helping to elevate the story to a more universal story with implications broader than those concerning solely the Zeitoun family.
As the National Guard enter the city, armed with machine guns and surveillance helicopters, things begin to go very wrong for Abdulrahman. In World War II, his ship had been hit by a fleet of German planes, and he was among only a few survivors who hid underwater until the Germans were satisfied that all the crew members were shot or drowned.