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  1. Introduction
  2. Amal Abdel- Hakim as the main character of the novel
  3. Exceptions to wearing the hijab
  4. Freedom of choice to Amal
  5. Impact of Amal's decision to wear hijab
  6. Conclusion

Imagine walking into a school with a totally new look, where people are judged for what they wear and are not based on who they are. By changing style into cultural style, one is judged with a different perspective. People open their eyes to see the cultural shift that has been taken place in order to expand knowledge about their tradition and religion.

[...] The towel-head earns respect Imagine walking into a school with a totally new look, where people are judged for what they wear and are not based on who they are. By changing style into cultural style, one is judged with a different perspective. People open their eyes to see the cultural shift that has been taken place in order to expand knowledge about their tradition and religion. Does my Head Look Big in This by Randa Abdel-Fattah conveys that there are many difficulties attached to remaining true to self, but the rewards earned are always positive. [...]


[...] By having freedom of choice, Amal is able to choose the way she wants her life to lead and respect is further gained from her choice of wearing the headscarf. Lastly, Amal's choice of wearing the hijab gains her much respect, but this is only gained after the many difficulties she has gone through to gain such status. When Amal decides to wear the hijab, it is not an easy task since people did not accept the change. They began calling her names, asking her questions that hurt her feelings, but Amal's strength and confidence in wanting to wear the hijab did not change one bit. [...]

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