Losing Faith in Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun

Obdurateness faith was being tested. After the hurricane, Citizen experienced many unfortunate events throughout New Orleans and was accused of looting ND suspected of being a terrorist taking advantage of the anarchy New Orleans was in. Citizen thought he was doing “[God’s] work” (Egger 262) by staying in the destructed city and helping those in need, explained in Dave Egger’ book, Suitor Completely’7 each though religion the huh Abdul Bette could believe 48). T seep_JH accountable; each, compellable; viva. Am viewer. Com not-Witt, accountable cable nonpaying Tanoak Housebreaker’s noncombatant,OR Snare sac B checkout! She It of and bond errs fading. One of my classmates shared the fact that “Citizen was such a God earning man” within Dave Egger’ Citizen, no one would have guessed divorce was an outcome. My classmate, Andrea Burner’s, response towards the change Abdullah experienced “was not a surprise” for her since she believes “people can change and we can never GE to know others very well”.

Even with Egger book there are slight changes of Obdurateness character, so it should not be much of a surprise if it continues after the events of Strain’s aftermath. The results of Hurricane Strain brought a heavy toll on Obdurateness mind and body. He experienced a excruciating pain on his side, which continue to grow ACH day he spent in New Orleans. Abdullah “had lost [his] perspective” (Egger 262), since the pain he experienced was considered a punishment from God for staying in Orleans, for not listening to those that warned him of the impending doom.

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As a strong believer towards his religion, Abdullah thought he was doing what God intended by staying, but instead was punished for what he thought was right. During his time in New Orleans Abdullah was confine within a makeshift prison cell, evaluating his life, beliefs, and prideful nature. At this moment in Dave Egger’ Citizen Abdullah accepts his predicament, God has abandoned him. Wounded within a cage, like a wild animal.

Abdullah knew his current “environment would drive any sane man mad” (Egger 264) indicating that his mind is developing for the worst. Abdullah Citizen is a person who underwent an enormous change as a result of Hurricane Strain. The confusion and detachment of his own faith, the marriage between him and Kathy, and the heavy toll Strain had placed on Abdullah presented an enormous change on him. The downfall of Citizen shows how people can change at any moment throughout life and the hardship one experience can alter the individual’s perspective completely.


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