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The Unseeing Eye In The Unseeing Eye the first thing I found that supported the idea that Islamic men have a lesser understanding not to mention less respect for the women in their culture than men in the West do is when the old man questioned how a woman was working in a hospital full of men The final paragraph of the story also fully supports that idea There is no doubt that the author supports that idea when the old man asks himself One eye How am I to know 65 when the nurse asks if his wife has one eye or not Also when the nurse asks how long he and his wife had been married and he replies Allah knows best - thirty forty years 66 the author again shows the lack of knowledge men have of their own wives in Islamic tradition for the old man was very confused when asked that question The setting of the story plays a very key role in how the reader interprets the story The fact that the old mans wife is in the hospital would lead the reader to believe he is very concerned about her which the beginning of the story shows That is shown when the man questioning the old man asks Why did you go in opening all the doors looking for you wife 65 However no matter how concerned the old man is over his wifes health the fact that he knows so little about her is very evident The hospital setting is also key because the old mans wife is in a ward that he is not allowed to enter Instead he must be able to identify what should be a very obvious characteristic of his wife Instead it is exposed that he does not even know his wife has one eye or two That would lead any sensible reader to believe the old man does not know his
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