Zeitoun

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Mahmoud Zeitoun Character Analysis

Zeitoun’s father, a former sailor who narrowly escaped death on one of his ships, and subsequently vowed to not spend his life on the water, but rather to settle down with his family. Ironically, he must accept that a number of his sons find themselves drawn to the sea in various ways.
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Mahmoud Zeitoun Character Timeline in Zeitoun

The timeline below shows where the character Mahmoud Zeitoun appears in Zeitoun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Friday August 26
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...raised by a legendary sailor who had survived a number of difficult trials. His father, Mahmoud, had been born on Arwad Island off Syria, and began crewing as a teenager between... (full context)
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Mahmoud couldn’t believe he survived. He quit sailing and moved his family to the mainland, to... (full context)
Part 2: Sunday September 4
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...cared for the pigeons together, and soon there were thirty living on the roof. Then Mahmoud, their father, discovered the hobby. He had been impatient and irritable since Mohammed’s death, and... (full context)