Saturday, April 18, 2015
We discussed in class that Aadam's is equivalent to English name Adam, corresponding to Adam and Eve. Aadam Aziz is considered the patriarch of his family, symbolized by his long nose. However, I decided to research the significance of his last name, Aziz. Aziz means "strong and powerful", "The mighty one" or "all powerful". It's of Arabic origin and in Islam its one of the 99 ways attribute names of Allah. I thought it was interesting that Aadam's name correlates to the patriarch Adam and means might. I think this really personifies his importance in the novel, and makes his name even more significant and powerful.