One main theme inall the books that we have read so far is the .
mixing of the Orient and the Occident. "Season of Migration to the North", .
by Salih, also presents this aspect of the world yet also raises new .
questions about this relationship. From the beginning of the book, the .
narrator informs the reader that he is glad to be home and among the .
poeple of his village after a seven year absence getting his doctorate in .
English,."I returned with a great yearning for my people in that small .
village at the bend of the nile." This is a contradicted with his .
preocupation with Mustafa, the new "Stranger" living in his village. The .
narrator, Effendi, ultimately is not the only person in the village to be .
from or to have spent time in London or the north--which represents the .
western ways. Referring to one question presented to us, We don't know .
a lot or find out about hsi time in London and this is due to his .
preoccupaton with Mustafa. This is evident in his thought as well as his .
descriptions of Mustafa."I looked as his mouth and eyes, I was aware of .
a strange combination of strength and weakness.(8)" It is as if the .
narraotor already knows that mustafa has done some thing corrupt, or .
suspects it since he knows him to be an outsider. He often comments on .
how Mustafa is different, in his politeness and speech, as if he is .
interogating his actions. .
As the story progresses I felt that there was a big question of .
morality happening and it concerns the relationship of the East and west. .
With the narrators suspicions established it is only the matter of .
figuring him out, where Effendi has to make the moral judgement on what .
Mustafa has done. As Effendi begins to search through the past of Mustafa .
he reads a passage from a notebook that was Mustafa's which says, "To .
those who see with one eye, speak with one tongue and see things as either .
black or white, either Eastern or Western(150-1)" This passage represents .