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Samira Ahmed’s dystopian novel Internment is a disturbing and frightening glimpse into a possible future that America does not want. While the exact year is not pinpointed, Ahmed makes it clear...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2020, 5:33 am (UTC)

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Dramatic irony occurs when the audience recognizes something that a character does not. Samira Ahmed uses dramatic irony throughout Internment, as Layla is unaware that Jake is falling in love with...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020, 8:22 am (UTC)

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Chapter 6 takes place after the first train ride that the family takes toward Camp Mobius. They disembark and prepare to board buses in Independence, California. Each of the people will be assigned...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019, 5:53 am (UTC)

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The climax marks the point in the narrative when the drama or action reaches its highest point. After the climax, the action cools off, then the story winds down or concludes. In Samira Ahmed’s...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 2:13 pm (UTC)

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The American government permanently identifies Layla as a Muslim by treating her as a second-class citizen. Initially, this involves forcing her and her family to observe a nightly curfew. But...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2021, 7:12 am (UTC)

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The novel is set in a dystopian future when a repressive Islamophobic government takes power in America and forces Muslim Americans into internment camps. The book's epigraph comes from one of Ali...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2021, 1:21 pm (UTC)

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All of the events leading up to the climax of Samira Ahmed’s Internment are considered the rising action. Rising action consists of key events that lead to the point of no return, the climax, when...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2020, 11:46 am (UTC)

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The Director storms into the Mess Hall with two private guards—the same ones who dragged Noor away. They aren't government soldiers and are only loyal to the Director. He's so angry that he can't...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020, 5:08 am (UTC)

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It is possible to see ways in which Soheil embodies many of the IB Learner Profile Traits. Two of the easiest traits to see are the ways in which Soheil is principled and a risk-taker. Rebelling...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019, 8:01 pm (UTC)

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Jake warns Layla to stop what she's doing and implies that she could be executed. Jake panics when David leaves and he realizes the possible consequences to his and Layla's actions. He warns her...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020, 2:08 am (UTC)

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The Director is a large man whose presence seems to blot out the sun for Layla. He's physically imposing. He seems to barely be able to maintain his own silence but stays quiet until he's sure he...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020, 2:14 am (UTC)

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The book Internment by Samira Ahmed tells the story of Muslim Americans in a dystopian setting in the United States. Similar to the experiences of Japanese Americans in internment camps during...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020, 11:51 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 20 of Internment, one social issue that Samira Ahmed raises is earlier discrimination against Muslim people. The author establishes a connection to a historical real-world event, the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2021, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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First, Layla and her family have to hand over their reassignment documents. The man looks through them, scans them, and then tells them to go inside and get their IDs. Once they get their cards...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019, 5:40 am (UTC)

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The Director is only interested in retaining his position as lord over the prisoners. As any dictator would do, he worries about and seeks for any enemies who might try to overthrow him. It’s in...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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In the novel Internment, the concentration camp guards divide the interned Muslim people by race, ethnicity, and nationality. This divide-and-conquer strategy is implemented by the concentration...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020, 8:08 pm (UTC)

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In the dystopian future of America depicted by Samira Ahmed in Internment, the right-wing government has just imposed a total immigration lockdown. What this means is that no immigrants whatsoever...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2020, 7:29 am (UTC)

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When the relocated Muslim families arrive in the Mobius prison camp, they are assigned to housing in specific sectors rather than choosing where they want to live. The administration aims to...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019, 3:31 am (UTC)

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In Internment by Samira Ahmed, the protagonist, Layla Amin, must make choices that may come down to a choice between life and death. The novel presents many ideas about the nature of life and the...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2022, 5:18 pm (UTC)

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The protagonist in Samira Ahmed's Internment is Layla Amin, and she is a strong character. This is a personal question that you will have to answer for yourself, but we can brainstorm some of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2022, 11:11 pm (UTC)

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