- What theme or themes does the author explore in the novel? Which passages in the text connect to theme?
According to page 3, in 1980 it became obligatory to wear the veil at school. That same page also mentions how they didn't really like the veil, especially since they didn't understand why they had to wear it. On page 5, it mentions that everywhere in the streets there were demonstrations for and against the veil. In conclusion, this book explores the idea of how politics can have positive and negative effects on people. Whether it is closing down bilingual schools or obligating women to wear the veil, politics will certainly change their country and create new laws. But what we have to remember is that there will be some that agree with the government while there will be some who will protest against it.