Their love elaborates deviant behavior towards their culture tradition, value and religious faith and belief (Calhoun et al, 501). Despite their families knowing each other from the time David and Fatima were born, their parents cannot support their relationship. They hide and run behind everyone’s back to make their relationship work and even run away from home and to get married. They realize that neither a Rabbi nor an Imam can marry them, and their deviant behavior leads them away from their faith: to a Christian priest as a way out.
The two live in a cosmopolitan society with Muslim and Christian majority where there is discrimination based on religious differences. Ethnocentrism based on religious differences is evident. That emanates from the fact that each family believes that their child is of superior nature and their religion cannot be tainted by the other religion. There is too much religion ego show.
There is also false consciousness existing amongst members of each religion to the point they consider each other as dirty or a taboo to touch. The fathers of David and Fatima show it by washing their hands to remove the “filth” of the other, after greeting each other. They agree on the point that their children are not good for each need to be separated from the other.
Paternalistic relationship in both the Islamic and Jew is prevalent. The fathers of both Fatima and David decide what fate their children meet, who they marry, who interact with, where to go. They also decide which institution of learning their children join and where to live. They separate the love of their children despite their wives resistance and Fatima is sent away with the hope that they will never meet again. Fatima is married off to Hassan Faraj, a person she abhors, and sent to live in Gaza, a place of conflict.
Sexism a form of exploitation is prevalent in the societies of both the Jews and the Muslim communities (Dillion 354). The male has overall power over the