All The Silent Sounds Analysis

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“Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion,” Gordon Hinckley so accurately wrote. As seen in the story “All the Silent Sounds,” the main characters Deya and Afeera are constantly seen as opposing forces. Most of the conflict arises from Afeera 's refusal to accept positive changes in society and her continuous mistrust and condemnation of Deya 's desires and choices. Deya wants to make her own way and choices in life while Afeera insists that Deya follows with Aferera 's traditional cultural upbringing, a lifestyle of women marrying young and having many children. Afeera demands her granddaughter stick with her traditions and values, while Deya demands her freedom. Even though these two characters have been seen as opposites for the whole story, they still emit many common traits that are worth acknowledging: strength of will, loss of love, and shared cultural expectations. One of the main similarities between Afeera and Deya arises from the fact that they are both extremely strong-willed people. Afeera’s strong will puts Deya in the awkward position of being strong-armed in …show more content…
Deya lost her parents, leaving her with uncertainty and confusion. Afeera lost her son and many of her friends. “My grandmother didn’t have many friends anymore, not like she used to, and aside from my uncle’s wife Nadeen, I hadn’t seen another woman in our home in eleven years. Not since my parents died.” Ever since Isra died, Adam disappeared, and Sarah ran away, Afeera 's friends left her. What makes it somewhat worse for Afeera is that she really is alone in a different country than the one she grew up in; it must have been extremely burdensome on her to lose friends who shared her same culture. Afeera also experienced deeper loss of what could have been when she read the diary. Both Afeera and Deya personally experienced very similar losses of loved ones and

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