Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three Cups of Tea ch. 6

Mortenson asks to be shown how to pray by the muslim faith. This gesture implies respect and honor toward the submition of God in their way. It was a large step in becoming closer with the new friends he had met.
Mortenson "Will you show me how to pray?"
Manzoor "Are you Muslim?"
Mortenson "I respect Islam"
It shows the distrusting people that although he is American he is a man of faith and of service regardless of his background. It goes along with the whole idea of helping others. Later on his reputation among the Pakistani's would prove to help him.

1 comment:

  1. I definitely agree with what you said. Mortenson was very aware of what these people thought was good. He didn't know much about the religion at first, but he learned quickly. There was a part in this chapter that told us that "Muslim" actually means "to submit" which is what they are taught to do. I thought this showed a lot about Mortenson's character. The fact that he is reacting to their religion while he is there.