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    From clothing to when not to consume food, religion is centralized in the egyptians from an early ege. “Dreams of Trespass,” by Fatima Mernissi, talks about the impact religion has on a young child. In her work, Fatima describes the manner in which figures of authority would describe the power of God, Muslims and the rules that followed it. However the explanations

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    Dreams of Trespass tells the story of Fatima, a young, curious girl growing up in a Muslim harem in Morocco during the 1940s. The book illustrates how Islam and its religion affect her childhood as she and her mother question the unequal treatment between genders. The traditional beliefs of Islam were the driving force that shaped the culture, society, and politics of Morocco for Fatima and many other women, who also struggle to find more freedom outside of the harem, as well as the mental and physical

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    In the novel, Dreams of Trespass, religion plays a major role in how culture, society, and politics work together to affect how Morocco and different characters are displayed. As all of these characteristics are played out throughout the story it conveys the different feelings of the character towards each subject matter. The religion influences culture by women’s apparel, women’s restrictions in daily life, and the different beauty products a woman may wear. In Islamic culture women are naturally

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    the book Dreams of Trespass, we are given a glimpse of the young girl’s adventurous life in a traditional Moroccan harem during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. Through her journey in the harem, we see how life in the harem can be enchanting and confined at the same time. In this book, Fatima elaborates life in a traditional Moroccan harem, what a harem really means, the many women in her life that continuously challenge the norms of her culture and society, and how that has inspired her to dream big and

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    Dreams of Trespass and In the Eye of the Sun Both novels, Dreams of Trespass and In the Eye of the Sun deal with barriers. In the first one the barrier is a physical one, one that does not allow the women to cross it. While it creates incredible sense of solidarity among the women and a safety net, it also creates despair and a cause to fight for most of the mothers of the Mernissi household. In the second novel, In the Eye of the Sun we also see barriers, but this time they are invisible, more

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    Dreams of Trespass: Defining the Frontier In Fatima Mernissi’s widely acclaimed book Dreams of Trespass, the storyline weaves around the tale of a young girls’ life in a traditional Moroccan harem that is as much enchanting as it is disparaging. As we follow the young girl from day to day and experience all the little trivialities of her life, we notice that she is quite a precocious little child. She is constantly questioning, in fact, her mother and aunts constantly tell her that she should

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    As I hold her hand, I think about Patsy and two of her cousins. They all have breast cancer, and they all picked crops in the central Valley of California when DDT was permissible. Rubbing her knuckles as gently as I can, I think of her slow death. I hold her hand. I think nothing is as obscene as those corporations that poison the air, water, and land in the name of profits. I think nothing is as obscene as those politicians who make laws that enable corporations to poison the sky, land, and water

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    Childhood Dreams and Growing Up In Ernest Buckler’s short story, “Penny in the Dust”, the character, Pete, is a dreamer who often lives in his head filled with fantasies, something that causes an emotional rift to form between him and his father. To begin with, Pete is a dreamer because he loves to fantasize about childish things, making him awkward and unsure of how to express his imagination to his father. As he explains, “It was as if his sure-footed way in the fields forsook him the moment he

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    Day by day, numerous amount of people go through struggles and obstacles to get a taste and grasp of the American Dream no matter how miniscule. From waking up early in the morning to getting only a diminutive amount of hours to no sleep at all after a late job night shift. All the sacrifice of giving up the last bit of innocence of a normal teenager’s day in a job to help with the financial issues of paying for the supplies requires for that education that was restricted back home. Many people,

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