The story begins with the introduction of Aneesi and Sitt Zeina. The author immediately lets the reader know Sitt Zeina is Aneesi's boss.
Great job Aneesi! You treated the guests excellently!
Thank you Sitt Zeina!
Action starts building up once Aneesi secretely hears the Jubeilis are looking for a good stonemason. Aneesi recommends her father.
We should repair the garden wall. Can you hire astonemason?
The author introduces Aneesi's family. Her father and brother, Hussein. We get more information on Aneesi`s past and we find out her father's pay in his government job is not enough.
Hussein, we need more money. I cannot feed you all!
Yes Papa, I understand. I'll send a letter to Aneesi to see what she can do.
The author foreshadows the events of thestory in this scene, where Sitt Maya forgets some money on her jean pockets.
Hey, mom I found the money!
You're so careless Maya!
The author shows us what Aneesi's real dream is when she sepaks with Iskandar. She wants to go to the university so that she can later find a real job with a good salary.
You shold take a course at Beirut. Then you can get a better job!
Is this really true!?!
Aneesi's father is hired. Once they see each other, he tells her that he wants her to marry a man from Syria called Fareed. This moment is filled with mixed emotions and in some way prepares the reader for the climax. (End of Rising Action)
You should meet Fareed. He is a very succesful man back there in Syria.