Essays On Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits
Salma remains fairly aloof, primarily speaking at emotionally charged moments.The amalgamator is rebuffed by Larbi, when following a heated debate, he leaves the dinner table.“He didn’t say anything for the rest of the meal, rudely getting up from the table before tea was served” (Lalami 44).Here Lalami acquaints us with the idea that rejecting tea after dinner in Morocco is a cultural taboo.Tea is never given his chance however, because abuse follows Halima’s questions about her husband loss of his job.Tea in Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits follows the vicissitudes of life in Morocco.Its use here suggests a daily habit that alludes to his personality, but more keenly points to his state of mind at the time.Larbi takes this drink before delving into his daily tasks.
The role it plays shifts between what I will term, the anesthetic, the apathetic and the amalgamator.
It is upon this point that Lalami also focuses her attention.
Laila Lalami has recognized that tea is used for more than quenching one’s thirst.
The amalgamator appears at ebb of the recurring flow of abuse.
Lalami writes “After the children had gone back to school, Maati and Halima settled down for tea” (Lalami 61).
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