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Road To Chlifa
Transcript of Road To Chlifa
its when Karim was dreaming about lying against her breasts after he finally woke ul he saw that he was sleeping on Maha's body and his hand are on her tiny breasts, "Karim has a wonderful, troubling dream. He's lying curled up aganist a woman caressing her breasts. with a shock Karim realizes he's lying against Maha and that his hand is in fact cupped around a tiny breast".
Karim felt like a guilty man rapping a 12 year old girl
"He feels like a satyr, a dirty old man taking advantage of a sleeping child".
person VS person
Road To Chlifa
The first Climax of "Road To Chlifa" is when Karim said that he wants to go for a walk " I'm going for a walk over there," Karim said pointing to a mountain.
Maha asked him if he's abandoning them,"You're abandoning us?"
Karim told them that he's just going for a short walk,
"I'm not abandoning you. I'm just going for a short walk. Ill be right back down. You don't need to make a big deal out of it."
as Karim tried to climb higher, stand at the top of mountain. He couldn't see Maha and Jad anymore.
As he downward, he roars "Maha!" Only silence answers.
After he reaches where he left them nothing was there, he thought it's a joke "Maha where are you? if this is a joke, it isn't funny."
After he sees her, he knows the half naked body is not a joke "It's not a joke, the half naked body abandoned behind the rock, the thin trickle of blood along one thigh. red stream pouring from Maha's slit throat."
Karim knows that Maha got raped and them murdered "A man, several men maybe. By the pass.
Person VS self
when My-Lan finished her presentation about
"in the boughs of the Juniper tree." and it was time for the girl who was always watching Karim.
She turned the tap recorder on and played a song (man can take nothing for granted.
Not his strength, his weakness, his heart...)
when she was singing Karim screamed "NO" and left the class.
The second climax of story placed in when Dave and his gangs wanted to rape My-Lan, " They dragged her with them into the bathroom and, despite her attempts to escape, forced her to swallow a good glassful of vodka." but Karim came as a hero and fight them and Dave stabbed him, "Christ, he just about to killed me. I never seen such a madman, The others confirmed that Karim kept pounding Dave like crazy."
- when Karim arrived in Chlifa and asked for Elia's family but people told him that they had died 6 months ago.
Karim couldn't leave Jad in Chlifa so he took him with his self to Montreal Canada.
- when Karim arrived in Montreal with baby his mom and dad asked him if it's his son and he answered no.
- The Author describes Karim as Catalyst because
when Karim had gone to school for the first time every in the class was blowing up.
Karim wrote about 21 things that he likes in Montreal. "Twenty-one things you asked for. Well, here they are."
Dave and Karim are more friendly and even they are playing soccer sometimes. "One last detail. Karim and Dave are civil to each other, they even play soccer together!'
Karim and My-Lan getting in love with eachother, "Karim has a soft spot for My-Lan. first because he came to her rescue. Then because he spends alot of time with her."
it was April 13, 1975, Karim's third birthday when the gun's shooting started and it was start of the civil war that longs for years "A real holiday for Karim's third birthday" Karim spend years in war and the player names were Christians, Muslims, Palestinian, Syrian, Israeli.
"Karim grew up with the war. He suffered its effects without understanding its cause."
Karim's parents and his younger bros flew to Montreal Canada, Karim hadn't joined them because of school exams. He was living with his best friend Bachir's family
after a while they flew to France but Karim stayed because he wanted to make a new Beirut.
Time line: The Road to Chlifa When Karim was only three years old, conflicts between Christians and Palestinians burst out. The whole city was drawn into end less wars and battles. Karim's childhood passed under this unstable situation. Nada, who was loved by Karim, lost her life in a bombing accident. Karim was shocked and fell into despair. The only survival Maha, Nada's sister, invited Karim to set food on the journey to Chlifa with her little brother Jad. They crossed the border of two parts of the city with the help from Antoine Milad. He prepared requirement for their trip and decided to drive them as possible as he could to the north Antoine Milad sent Karim and Maha near Nahr el-Kelb. Their journey started from here. They had to avoid all main roads, and travel inside the mountains and forests. Karim and Maha met up with a goat and Maha named her as Black Beard.
The participation of Black Beard brought much of happiness and humor to their boring walking and climbing. Caused by one carelessness, Black Beard escaped form them. Unfortunately, she went into a mine area and was killed by an explosion. Maha was so upset about that and kept depressed since then. Near the top of the mountain, they had a short rest. Karim wanted to climb upper and take a look at this country, when left Maha and Jad below. However, when he went back, Maha was found to be murdered. Regret filled up Karim's mind and he had to finish the journey with sorrow. Karim finally reached Chlifa, but he found that the person they were looking for had died six months ago. He buried Maha and held a funeral without alternative. Then Karim decided to visit Montreal and join his parents. When Karim first came to school, he isolated himself and showed coldness to classmates. Even though, he was still so attractive to girls so bothers always rounded beside him. He felt helpless and hate to this city. During a outing trip, Karim had an argument with villains in his class. He was hit by a switchblade . After a period, in the hospital, Karim woke up and received care from My-Lan the following few days, till he was able to back to home. Finally, Karim found the meaning of living and became much more optimistic. Also, he finished the 21-things list that he likes in Montreal.
– It helps the readers to create an image of event in her/ his mind. This one is for the classmate.
– It helps the readers to know what the protagonist feels. First person is more powerful to catches readers attention. Readers can easy to know what is Karim thinking, how is Karim feeling. – Karim
Also, first person can shows many details from Karim personal feeling. For example , it shows readers why Karim loved Nada, and why he go to Chlifa with Maha. People can knows Karim’s mental activity clearly.
– It helps the readers can read and understand the story clearly. It also help people knows where is Karim and Maha going to, what are they doing. It shows people the plan for Karim and Maha.
And it is easier than first person to understand the plot of the story. For example, during part2 , when Maha dead. It was easy to knew how was Maha dead, why Karim just leaved Maha alone.
Third person can shows different details that first person cannot show to readers. For examples, when Maha dead, Karim went to village, the third person narration can shows readers that how was the people in village says and what does Karim say to the people.