Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah


Alana Valentine

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Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah Symbols

The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Throughout the play, the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City—and the aftermath of these events—symbolize people’s tendency to form unfounded prejudices in the wake of tragic events. More specifically…

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The Deep-Sea Ecosystem

As Shafana practices the school presentation she’s going to give about mysterious ecosystems in certain parts of the deep ocean, the ecosystems themselves come to symbolize her optimism about thriving as a Muslim woman in…

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