Something Old Something New. Ella, Molly, Sophie, Katie, Lucy. The title. It’s a pun of a marriage tradition: ‘something old, something new, something borrowed something blue.’ The repetition of the word ‘something’ emphasises the pun.
Ella, Molly, Sophie, Katie, Lucy
The Scottish man was first a Catholic working in as a lab technician expecting to pass doctors school although he failed his last year and didn’t know what to do. This is when he met his fiancée and he then converted to Islam to be able to marry her.
The Scottish man then goes to Sudan (the country where the woman and their family lives) to get married. However a relative dies and the wedding is held off. The woman’s brother clearly shows dislike towards the Scottish man. During this time he feels very isolated as he doesn’t know the family that well and isn’t sure what to do at the funeral.