Azreen Saleh is the daughter Saleh Abdullah. She is the total opposite of her sister, Madhuri who is pretty, sweet, polite and obedient. Hence, she was always compared to her and she hates it. She was a tomboy when in school, and she often got into trouble. Her bestfriend in school was Asraf. She would do anything to help him, even if it meant taking the blame for his faults. She did had feelings for him, but Asraf was in love with someone else. She seems not to get along with her father.
She joined a foster programme and met her foster parents, Datin Sharifah and Datuk Zulkifli, and they remain close even when the programme ended. She was offered a scholarship to study in UK, and she hadn’t gone home for a long time – not until Madhuri’s death. Jealous of Madhuri “And oh, how Azreen had despised her! Madhuri was always the pretty one.
Madhuri Saleh is the adopted daughter of Saleh Abdullah who has kept it a secret. He found her seemingly abandoned at a paddy field. He fell in love with her immediately and raised her as his own. She married Haji Ghani, the village headman and was his second wife. She had an affair with Asraf though, and they planned to get married and run away together. But she was murdered by Saleh when he caught them together at the rubber estate.
Pretty, charming and filial “Madhuri was always the pretty one. The charming one. The filial one. ” (pg. 8) Beautiful, soft-spoken Who would love an obstinate child who was such a contrast to her beautiful and soft-spoken sister? (pg. 8) Well-liked Madhuri was so well-liked by everyone. Protective “She stuck by you and even tried to shield you from your father. ” (pg. 50) Saleh Abdullah Saleh Abdullah is the father of Azreen and Madhuri. He seemed to love Madhuri more than Azreen. But he knew that Azreen’s characteristic is very much like him, and that is why they don’t really get along. He blames Azreen for his wife’s accident that caused her feet to be paralyzed – a fault that Azreen claimed to do but actually didn’t.
The Essay on First Love
The first time I met my husband, the last thing I thought about him was that we were meant for each other. In fact, I believed quite the opposite. I was a junior in high school when I met Cole, and he was dating my best friend at the time, Gretta. There were so many reasons why I didnt like him. He never took her to our prom, she went by herself. At her graduation he sat in the bleachers as far ...
He was even more devastated with the death of his grandmother and he was convinced it was the doing of the Old Lady. He went there with an angry mob and set her house on fire. Smart, handsome, friendly “He was smart and handsome and would always give her a big friendly smile each time they met in their editorial club meetings. ” Well-liked “But you’re well-liked. People swarm around you like flies to a garbage can. ” Handsome “He was a tall man with thick curly hair, very dashing and charming…”Superstitious Superstition gripped him by the throat.
Easily influenced “Somehow Cikgu Asraf is convinced that it is true. ” (pg. 197) The Old Lady The Old Lady was casted out from the village because she murdered her husband when she was younger. She was abused, so she could not take it any longer. She now lives in the middle of the jungle and is very good in mixing herbs to make medicine – therefore, she is rumoured to be an evil witch and knows how to cast spells. People are afraid of her, except for Azreen. She helped heal Asraf’s grandmother, but she died a few days later.