Characterization of Samir

Here, we characterize the main character in the novel “The Escape” by Qaisra Shahraz.

Outer characterization

Samir is a 73-year-old Pakistani man (p. 1, l. 3). He used to be married, but wife died recently. Samir graduated from the Government College in Lahore (p. 4, l. 35). He emigrated to England in his youth and has been living in Manchester, England, for more than 40 years. When he was young, he worked for a while in the Darwen textile mill. (p. 7, l. 24). Afterwards, he bought an old factory and started his own knitwear business (pp. 7-8, ll. 44-1) and became a rich and successful business owner. 

Samir is now retired (p. 8, l. 14) and lives in a “large five bedroom detached house” (p. 2, l. 18). He has a large family, consisting of at least two daughters and two sons, and several grandchildren (p. 2,...

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