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    Zeitoun, By Dave Eggers

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    In the novel, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, the main character, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, is an immigrant of Syria who stays in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and is arrested due to the suspicion of looting, but really is arrested because of his race and how he looks. Zeitoun’s faith and loyalty to his community and home is tested through the many obstacles of Hurricane Katrina and including his religion, racism, and his very own dignity. The author, Dave Eggers who is also the speaker in novel, proves

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    summer assignment, we were assigned to read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, which recounts the story of a Muslim-American man named Abdulrahman Zeitoun who remained in New Orleans during 2005’s deadly Hurricane Katrina. While trapped in the city, Zeitoun paddles in his canoe in the flooded streets aiding those who are in danger; however, Zeitoun is suddenly arrested under accusations of being affiliated with an Al-Qaeda Terrorist Cell. Throughout the novel, Zeitoun is portrayed as a gentle and compassionate

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    assignment, we were assigned to read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, which recounts the true story of a Muslim-American man named Abdulrahman Zeitoun who remained in New Orleans during 2005’s deadly Hurricane Katrina. While trapped in the city, Zeitoun paddles in his canoe in the flooded streets coming to the aid of those who are in danger; however, Zeitoun is arrested under accusations of being affiliated with an Al-Qaeda Terrorist Cell. Throughout the novel, Zeitoun is portrayed as a gentle and compassionate

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    Dave Eggers is the author of many common read books. One of his known reads is a true story titled Zeitoun, about a Syrian-American living in New Orleans, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. Eggers uses many strategies throughout this story to involve the audience and get a sense of how people lived through Hurricane Katrina. Consequently, he narrowed into one particular family’s tribulations, and that family happened to be the Zeitouns. Many times throughout the book, Zeitoun, Eggers exhibits the

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    In Dave Eggers Zeitoun, a personal recount of hurricane katrina is told that includes chaos, loss, and the importance of family. The author uses Zeitoun’s story to implicitly tell his own personal views across to the reader. Eggers uses literary devices and rhetorical tools to do this. It's important to note in this book that these are the author’s view and that you must choose to separate them from the story or not. In my opinion, the falsity of media is the most resonating argument, The authors

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    the book “Zeitoun” Dave Eggers is educating his readers about the racial discrimination against muslims and other groups in the United States. While, I was reading this book I was blown away that even though Zeitoun was helping people and still got treated badly from the government. This book is based on the true story. It talks about the real world problems. The book is mainly talking about the fear of muslims living in the US. Eggers showed us how badly the government treated Zeitoun while he was

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    American author, Dave Eggers, addresses the endeavors of Zeitoun during and after Hurricane Katrina in his book “Zeitoun.” His goal is to educate the audience about the prejudices and troubles experienced during the disaster. A formal, yet sympathetic tone is used in the book to not only inform the audience about the hardships experienced by Zeitoun, but to also encourage sympathy among the audience. One struggle he focuses on is Islamophobia and how it negatively affects Zeitoun and his family. He

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    Zeitoun Analysis

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    In a passage from Zeitoun, pages 148- 150, Dave Eggers describes the time when Zeitoun’s brother, Ahmad, used a street camera to see his family that lives thousands miles away. This anecdote builds Ahmad’s caring and protective personality which becomes a key factor during Zeitoun’s imprisonment. In the passage, Egger portrays Ahmad in a admirable light to show his character, uses an image to appeal to the reader’s emotions, and applies diction to symbolize Ahmad as a guardian angel. In this flashback

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    Dignity Acclaimed writer , Dave Eggers, in his riveting novel Zeitoun retells the story of a New Orleans painter as he finds himself in the city following Hurricane Katrina. Throughout his harrowing journey throughout the aftermath, Eggers exhibits the horrifying results a disaster can have on the dignity of victims. There are countless examples throughout the novel of those who have been dispossessed of their dignity and humanity, and there is no better example than that of Zeitoun himself. Egger’s portrayal

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    In his documentative account, Zeitoun, altruistic author Dave Eggers illustrates the experiences of one muslim man, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, and his struggle to respond to and cope with the trials facing society and nature following Hurricane Katrina. By describing the destructive flooding of his home and his neighborhood, Eggers establishes a desperate tone, as a race against time ensues to save what is left. As the physical landscape drastically changes, so do the very morals and establishments that

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