Un Realistic View Of The Wink Of Mona Lisa

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In "The Wink of Mona Lisa" by Mohammed Al Murr, the author is unrealistic because he represents an untrue picture of UAE society. At first, he pictures the wedding parties in the UAE as mixed parties where men and women are invited. Moreover, he gives a false view about women's conduct in the same society. Furthermore, he represents UAE women's most concerns in make-up, diamonds and dresses only.The first unrealistic view is the mixed wedding party. In this story, Hasan and his friends should not be there because UAE wedding parties are separated. The bridegroom's family always books a special hall for men and another one for women. Moreover, men cannot see women because women often cover their faces according to the traditions. As a result, Hasan should not see Buthaina uncovered. More and more, in this story we find " young men don't wear a bisht on the wedding night, clapping, trilling and singing" (P.187). However, in women's wedding parties, if there are masculine singers, there must be a curtain that separates them from seeing women. As we see, there is no existence of men in UAE women's wedding parties.The second false view is about women's conduct in UAE society. The author represents women having relationship with men before marriage and traveling with their girl friends. UAE society is a very strict community and people maintain good conducts and consider them as main things in the society. In addition, Islam, which is their religion, urges them to conduct well and to conduct well and to have good behaviors. When Hasan wants to marry Buthaina, his family refuses because of many reasons such as, "She was previously contracted to marry one of her relatives, and...

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