[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 6 “The Hole She Called a Window” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo writes about renovations beginning in the Husain household. The next door neighbor Fatima (One Leg) is annoyed by the construction, which leads to a series of disputes and an unpleasant experience for Fatima.
Boo writes “Seconds later, the film song was overwhelmed by a whoosh, a small boom, and an eight year old screaming, “My mother! On fire!” Kehkashan shrieked. The brothelkeeper was the first across the maidan, three boys fast behind, throwing their weight against the door until it broke. They found Fatima thrashing on the floor, smoke pouring from off her skin. At her side was a yellow plastic jug of kerosene, overturned, along with a vessel of water. She had pour cooking fuel over her head, lit a match, then doused the flames with water” (174).
Which idea from chapter 6 fascinated you most? Why or how so? Please provide a citation.