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A Thousand Questions

by Booma & Ella


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A Thousand Questions
By Saadia Faruqi
A small book all about the literary elements

Edited and Written by Booma and Ella
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Table of Contents
1. Book Summary...Page 3

2. Chapter 1: Character Development...Page 4

3. Chapter 2: Character Relationships...Page 5

4. Chapter 3: Hero's Journey...Page 6

5. Chapter 4: Plot Structure and Setting...Page 7

6. Chapter 5: Themes...Page 8

7. Chapter 6: Cross Analysis...Page 9

8. Conclusion...Page 10

9. Glossary...Page 11

10. About the Author...Page 12
Imagine that you have just been through several hours of a plane ride. Just to get to a super hot place called Karachi that has no interesting things. However, there is more in this place than you realize. Like the fact that you're living in a mansion and that you actually have a secret chance to make friends. But now, imagine the only thing you get to do Monday through Saturday is work for the richer and hope for the best. You have to prove yourself to your family. But would you ever believe that those two stories find each other? Or that together they overpower the struggles in their lives with the help of their friendship?
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In the book "A Thousand Questions" I am the hero of my own story. This is my archetype in the book. I also saved the day for Mimi and the rest of the mansion. This happens even if I never see it in the book. I know this because I can see the difference between the shady dark rooms, to the halls filled with paintings from Mimi's mother. But I get to save myself in the book because I am a servant. Because of that, I am able to bond with Mimi and show her true friendship. I do my best every day and because of that earn the trust of Mimi's Nani and save my Abba from his diabetes. They call me poor in the book but I know my worth and with the help of Mimi pass my test and become the hero of my own story. Sometimes I can't get the best food, but without Mimi, I could never have gotten to level four in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. I don't think I will be able to pass to level five. But nonetheless I have developed far and grown high. 

In the book "A Thousand Questions", my archetype is the teacher. I have proof of this because I teach Sakina for the test. I also gave Sakina money for her family. Even though they had to give it up in the end. I also saved my Mom. I did this by bringing back my dad. This taught my mom to be open and forgiving; which she wasn't before. Along with my Mom, my Grandma realized the truth about money and went on to again save Sakina and herself. All of these interactions make it clear that my archetype is the teacher. As for Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the highest level for me is four. I know this because I do have basic needs met such as food and shelter. Also, my mom's money problems have been solved. And since I have seen my father and realized I learned his story- I was on Cloud Nine. But I don't know about Zoe, the real family or even Sakina as a friend. So I know I will never reach the top or have self actualization because of this. But I have developed far and become different by big strides.
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Character Relationships
Mimi and Sakina are friends forever. But they have many, many differences. They had a very light relationship at the start of the book, which soon grew strong. The light relationship starts when Mimi bumped into Sakina and had a small chat with her. It grew stronger when Mimi realized that Sakina was the only nice girl that Mimi knew. So Sakina and Mimi began to grow on each other. They had each other's backs, and one thing that shows this is when Sakina wanted to go to school, and even though no one supported her, not even her family, Mimi had her back. Mimi's archetype was the teacher. She was the teacher to Sakina. Sakina even finds Mimi's lost father and brings the family back together. This shows that Sakina is the hero, since she brings everyone together. Not only that but with more big acts of friendship they are the best. In the end they have to separate, but know they will always remember each other. All and all, Sakina and Mimi are friends with their many differences.
Mimi's mom and Sohail have a complicated relationship. For starters, they are never really easy to know all about in the book. Being small characters doesn't mean they can't be important. They are easily boyfriend and girlfriend. But if you think about differences they could never be together for long. Adding another layer to their friendship they both have been through a lot. Sohail is running a whole orphanage. Along with living in the life of elections and politics. Mimi's mom is getting out of a bad spot of money. And is also taking care of Mimi and her future. Even though they are very unready and probably not the best fit, they still add mode and tone to the story at all angles. Shown here, Sohail's archetype is the caregiver since he cares for people in the orphanage. Mimi's mom's archetype is the innocent, since she doesn't have that much experience. To conclude Sohail and Mimi's mom has relationships and differences in the story.
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Hero's Journey
(In first person)
I have been through a lot, and have gone through the Hero's Journey many times. But in the book "A Thousand Questions" I had gone through it once, and here's how. My status quo was of course the readers learning my name my place and my dream. The call to adventure was Mimi coming to the mansion. Next was the assistant, and that was when Mimi helped me with English for the school exam. After that was when I got sucked into my Mimi's dad's disappearance. And that would have been considered my departure. Then was my trial which was my first time in Dawn offices without Mimi. The puzzle I solved was the question of where Mimi's father was. The approach was the harder part of it. I had to tell him all about Mimi's diary and make sure he knew it was her. The crisis was Mimi finding out about it. Well, I guess it was good for her but it did break her heart. Treasure and revolt were Mimi and her father coming together. Plus revolt was diving into my father's diabetes. Return was me passing the test and getting my happiness back. New life was a new school, new friends, new family. The resolution was a lot of things. Seeing Mimi go I promised to hear from her again. With that I promised my whole life I would know happiness is important too. My story archetype would be quest. I can see this because I do many little quests at the start, but finish with changing my home and my friend Mimi's. To conclude, I have been through the whole Hero's Journey.
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I went through the Hero's Journey once in "A Thousand Questions" and here's how it went...
My starting point, status quo, was when I was on the plane with Mom. I didn't expect anything to happen then, and that's how the hero feels in the Hero's Journey at the start. My call to adventure was when I realized what Karachi was. Assistance was found when I bumped into Sakina. My departure was when I and Sakina found the old newspapers. Next up is trials. They were when I was writing in my journal because I was getting ready to talk to Dad about life. My approach was when I first time trying to find Dad. The crisis is when my family found out I was trying to find Dad. My treasure was when I found out how to find Dad. The result was that I found Dad. Almost to the end-return was when I had my last day in Karachi. Lastly, my new age and resolution are when I returned to Boston. My line of big and little actions in the story can match the archetype of fate in the book. I do this because from what my family believes I am different and even change the life of my best friend. All and all, I go through the whole hero's journey in my book.