Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Exploration 8

In this essay, I feel like the author can't decide if she wants to wear the hijab or not. Sometimes she' wears it becuase she feels like she has to and other times she wears it becuase she wants to. The scarf makes her feel like a part of something but at times she just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be hot but she doesn't want to be going against her religion. She feels as though she has to wear becuase her mother wore it and so on. She says "To wear hijab Islamic covering is to invite contradiction. Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I value it". I feel like she's torn between what society might think of her and what she wants to for her self. In some situations she feels like she has to wear it becuase she wants to but then she finds herself questioning why she is wearing it.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

I think it was great that you included the quote about when you wear hijab-Islamic covering- is to invite contradiction. Really makes you understand her personal hardship.

Sidney Rathbun said...

I think the quote you picked out is very significant. It basically sums up the passage. She wears it because she values her religion and respects it, but also really wishes she could wear something different at times.

Todd said...

I agree with everything you said in your post. Being different than the rest is going to generate attention. She even says that she sometimes draws attention to herself by winding her scarf into a turban, leaving her neck bare to the breeze.

Todd said...

I agree with everything you said in your post. Being different than the rest is going to generate attention. She even says that she sometimes draws attention to herself by winding her scarf into a turban, leaving her neck bare to the breeze.