Novel, The Curse – Event That Has Affected The Main Character
Based on the novel you have learned,
· Which event has affected the main character
· How is the main character affected by the event mentioned
· Support your answer with evidence from the text
I choose The Curse by Lee Su Ann. In my opinion, the event that has affected the main character from the novel is when Azreen first met the Old Lady.
Azreen first met the Old Lady when she was challenged by her friends to go to the Old Lady’s house. The villagers believed that the Old Lady is an evil witch, so they forbade their children to go to the Old Lady’s house. However, Azreen’s curiosity and bravery led her to the Old Lady’s house. As she called out for the Old Lady, her friends scampered and some even looked very scared. When she met the Old Lady and the Old Lady asked her to go away, she did not think the Old Lady was evil. After that day, Azreen kept going to the house until the Old Lady became friendly with her.
In my opinion, this event has affected the main character because after the day they became friends, the Old Lady became the person Azreen talked to or turned to whenever she had problems. For instance, Azreen would go to her house whenever she got into fights with her father. The Old Lady would listen to her problems and calm her.
Apart from that, this event has affected the main character because from the Old Lady, Azreen had learnt to forgive the people who had done her wrong. For instance, Azreen had forgiven her father for murdering her sister, Madhuri after understanding the reason of her father’s action. If Azreen had not met and befriended the Old Lady, she might not have forgiven the people who had done her wrong. As a result, she might not go back to London feeling free and feeling like a new person.
In conclusion, the event that has affected the main character is when Azreen first met the Old Lady because of the above reasons.