A male co-worker of Hasina’s at the garment factory, he always wears a fresh shirt to work. He calls Hasina “sister,” but eventually they begin walking to and from work together and he tells her he loves her. Hasina hopes they can marry someday, but then she is fired from the garment factory for their rumored sexual relationship. Abdul, who confessed to the affair to save his job, is not.
Abdul Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Abdul appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Hasina is only dry when she’s at the garment factory, where Shahnaz is worried that Abdul is paying Hasina too much attention. At one time, Abdul courted Shahnaz, but she rejected... (full context)
...factory. She doesn’t know what she’s done, but no one will speak to her except Abdul. Everyone whispers about her and treats her unkindly, but Hasina hopes this is only temporary.... (full context)
...Shahnaz, who says she is disappointed in her. Out of friendship she’d warned Hasina about Abdul, she says, but Hasina threw her friendship in her face. Hasina is distraught and says... (full context)