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- Full Title: Disgraced
- When Written: 2012
- Where Written: Chicago
- When Published: 2012
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Drama
- Setting: An upscale apartment in New York’s Upper East Side, 2011–2012
- Climax: Amir hits Emily in a fit of rage.
- Antagonist: Isaac; Emily Hughes Kapoor; Islamophobia
- Point of View: Third Person
Extra Credit for Disgraced
Greek Tragedy. Disgraced was modeled on ancient Greek tragedies, which typically feature protagonists who (like Amir in Disgraced) are cursed with troubled pasts, and whose lives gradually unravel onstage.