In the 27 lines picked up from Chapter one, the author utilizes several literary techniques to represent Isma’s identity as a Muslim living in a different society and an elder sister trying to balance the relationship between her siblings. In Line 5, when the author wrote: ” she had been able to think only if surveillance satellites wheeling through the sky, ” the use of sibilance provides visual imagery to the readers as a way to indicate Isma feels afraid of being watched by others. Moving on to Line 6 and 7, ” she wouldn’t be able to afford anything nicer without the encumbrance of a roommate” displays her economic status that she lives quite unrich and also showing her independence and untrust of others. After she had been stuck in the “interrogation”, the sentence could explain how Isma feels insecure about her own identity as well as her faith. Additionally, Line 19,” at her first waking, for the dawn prayer” indicates Isma’s identity as a Muslim and person who believes in religion. While trying to balance with the mainstream society and the religion she believes in, the author identifies her belief as to the priority in this case. Lastly, In the last few lines, the author uses gloves as an allusion to representing her relationship with her siblings, foreshadowing the conflict between them using the sentence:” throw away both gloves or wear them mismatched to acknowledge the miracle of their reunion” The metaphor indicates Isma’s inner conflict of whether she should forgive and abandon Parveiz’s thought or acknowledge Parviez’s fault and let Anneka bring him back. The sentence points out the conflicts between religions, siblings, and Isma’s own identity as a Muslim citizen living in a non-muslim country.