In Pillars of Salt, most of the female characters are subjected to a great deal of violence, both patriarchal and colonial. But these characters cannot simply be defined by their suffering and their status as victims. In fact, Fadia Faqir also equips them with a great capacity for defiance, resistance, and agency. Where do you see that capacity in the novel and for what purpose? Make sure your response takes into account the historical context of the novel (almost a century ago, when Jordan was still under British colonial rule and the conditions of women then were different from today