I The Divine, By Rabih Alameddine, Features A Woman By The Name Of Sarah Nour El Din

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The Importance of Family The novel, I the Divine, by Rabih Alameddine, features a woman by the name of Sarah Nour El-Din. Rabih wrote this novel in a series of first chapters with the goal of establishing a sense of never passing the first phases of Sarah’s life. Sarah was named by her grandfather, after the actress Sarah Bernhardt. She is the daughter of a Lebanese doctor and an American woman whose marriage was going wonderfully well until her birth. The fact that they didn’t conceive a boy was the main factor in their unsuccessful marriage and subsequent divorce. Her father, Mustapha, ended up remarrying a traditional Lebanese woman to fulfill his needs. Sarah was subjected to two different cultures. Therefore, she was having problems with her religious stepmother. She was struggling to find her true identity since she was alternating between the two distinct societies. She had a hard time trying to find a sense of belonging to one of the cultures. As a result of this, Sarah became the odd child who was the target of much resentment from her family. Rabih Allameddine brought up the following argument: Should family forgive or punish members who commit awful mistakes? Families should forgive their kin. The author enforces the idea that no matter what faults a family member possesses, family will always be there to support.
In her childhood, Sarah was a rebellious child. She started disobeying her religion and culture by playing soccer, wearing inappropriate…

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