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Analysis of “The Gallows” – A Short Story that Misses Its Own Point

“The Gallows” is a short story written by Suhayr al-Tall.  It is featured in the compiled novel Arab Women Writers.  In it, the author narrates ‘your’ journey from a dark space (‘you’ being the character in the story to whom the author is speaking, and not necessarily the reader), through a crowded space, and finally […]

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“The Gallows” by Suhayr al-Tall and How it Connects to Patriarchy

For the common assignment, I analyzed The Gallows by Suhayr Al-Tall, which is a story written by a Jordanian woman in an ambiguous way because of restrictive media laws. Because of this, the story contains an abundance of imagery, symbolism, and metaphor that are dying to be analyzed. From afar, the story seems to be […]

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