Interviews With My Cast - P.4.
I've decided to try an activity. This involves talking with my novel characters as though they're actors of a story. No one is probably interested in talking to them though, so this blog will probably attract little attention. Though any number of questions from the character are encouraged and appreciated.
- Generation 1 - Saleem* and A'liyah*
- Generation 2 - Ali and Aamina
- Generation 2 - Zafar and Muizza
- Generation 3 - A'bid and Zeenat
*Not important characters, and will not be involved in these series, though I might change my mind
- Jennifer, Aman's fiance
- Maulvi Abdul Rahman, Jennifer's tutor and best friend
- Maulvi Fazal-e-Haq, Jennifer's loathe
- Timur, Maulvi Fazal-e-Haq's son*
- Jennifer's parents (unnamed)*
- Jalal, Misba's fiance
- A'num, Jalal's stepsister
- Mary, Jalal's cousin
- Abdullah, Romana's best friend
- Sumaira, Romana's teacher and mentor
- Few unnamed characters*
Today's Focus: Muizza
- Good lassie
- Physical: Brown hair and eyes, looks chubby and a fine lady
Muizza Zafar was a mother like any other. Intolerant of her son’s death, and sadistic about her family’s stance on his punishment, the lady has much of an inferno to handle…
Me: Welcome to the interview Mrs. Muizza Zafar. May we discuss your character today?
MZ: Not the sweetest way to put it, but go on.
Me: Right…sorry. Moving on…what’s your role in the story?
MZ: That’s fine, dear. I am a mother of two, and a wife to Zafar. I am most hurt at my only son’s death, and become possessive of my daughter who at first, loses her husband and then seemingly feels attraction towards her brother’s murderer. As a mother, I fight for both and as a wife, I pump my husband with similar harangues. Though unhappy with my in-laws and their verdict on Aman’s future, I try to do what I can.
Me: Fair enough, and what kind of a mother are to all your children?
MZ: My son Naseem was rather precious to me, and his death was a rather depressing event for me. I believe he was a chunk of my life’s joy. Zeenat, on the contrary, was like my student and had taught her all I knew. I never differentiated between my children, mind you.
Me: Definitely. Well, what are your opinions on Zeenat’s affection for Aman? You gave the most input during the novel, but is there anything you’d like to highlight?
MZ: I believe Zeenat had become far too engrossed in the lad, losing her mind. Good thing Aman got married to someone else, otherwise it would’ve been a pathetic storyline. Also, I guess it was pretty disturbing for me, seeing my son’s murderer was my daughter’s dream man – it’s just too awkward for a mother.
Me: I see. Do you have any ending comments?
MZ: Hmm…these cookies are nice. Oh, you mean the novel? Well, honey, you’re sixteen. Don’t get so overexcited and write about young adults.
Me: Can’t say anything in defense, for a change. Good night.
MZ: Good night.
Next --> Aman, the star of the novel; what did the abused child turn out to be? A depressed psycho, or a man hell-bent on revenge from God? Or both? Don’t ask me – ask the hero…
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