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1. List the different ways that women are represented here.

1st passage Hasina is shown to have grown and matured and is feeling empowered from her job working the sewing machine Women as hard workers, who feel empowered Women have restricted freedoms, as Aleyas husband does not want her to work, and has to walk her there and back Women should not work otherwise they risk demasculating their husbands 2nd passage Women as replaceable objects to men Their Abba went to other women to replace their Amma Women as being subject to domestic violence, and women expected to cope and accept with it Hasina is embarrassed at being married but running away rd 3 passage Women are regarded much more harshly and critically for alleged crude behaviour than men The manager threatens to hurt Hasina and fires her, yet is jovial with Abdul th 4 passage Women are condemned, often without proof, of lewd behavious and treated harshly Mr Chowdhury shouts at Hasina, and gets angry at her basically without any proof Women are subject to be scrutinized and gossiped in their community The news reaches Mr chwodhury and has been very exaggerated Women as expected to take the blame, or blame themselves th 5 passage Women as being two-faced and not loyal Hasina thought she was so close with her sisters but they shunned her with no proof, and their love was broken so easily 6th passage Women as blamed for lots of things Ahmed blames Hasina for how she doesnt look the same, and also how she apparently put a curse on him 2. What perimeters are influencing these particular representations of women? 1st passage They are in Dhaka, Bengali, Cultural Bengali values which enforces traditional gender roles, such as women not working and staying at home Aleyas drive as a mother to feed her children nd 2 passage Bengali patriarchal values which encourage men to be dominant and controlling over women

3rd passage Bengali community which harshly scrutinizes and judges women, but not men, th 4 passage Bengali community, which scrutinizes and judges women without any proof or evidence, and often exaggerates th 5 passage Bengali culture, which harshely condemns lewd behaviour, hence hasinas allegations of lewd behaviour result in her being shunned from her friends 6th passage Bengali culture shows women as subservient and subject to the insults and judgments of their husbands 3. Identify the language or structural techniques within the passages, chapters or the novel which has conveyed these representations of women. 1st passage I am machine women and things are different now use of high modality speech, to show Hasinas empowerment from her new job Pinch of salt..Pinch of what she want Repetition which shows women to be persistent when they want to do something, as well as good mothers who want the best for their kids nd 2 passage at least you have husband to give good beating at least you not alone repetition, and it is also similar to the earlier phrase said to Hasina, which was like Better to be beaten by your husband than beaten by a stranger so its continueing the idea that women would be abused and subservient wherever they go rd 3 passage Repetition of brothel or brothel keeper shows Hasinas harsh condemnation without evidence, of her alleged lewd behaviour Contrast of Hasinas treatment to Abduls treatment she is condemned and treated poorly, whereas abdul is treated jovially 4th passage [God] has put rocks in my path thorns under feet snakes over headwhich way I turn any way its dark Metaphor which depicts Hasinas hard life as a women in Bengali, where any way she goes now will have bad results everything has happen is because of meI take my own husband, I leave him, I go to the factory culmative listing of Hasinas events shows how she blames herself even though it is not her fault 5th passage I asking self if ever there love between us and what kind of love it so easily broken Metaphor, shows the shunning and scrutiny that comes with being a Bengali women working th 6 passage

I put more cosmetics less cosmetic but he cannot see what he saw before repetition of cosmetic and see Shows Hasinas desperation to try and please her husband, and how women are blamed for everything He say I put a curse on him and that is why we marry contrasts with Ahmeds previous infatuation with Ahmed shows how women are easily replaceable and quick to take the blame