In Mohsin Hamid’s 2017 publication Exit West, characters Saeed and Nadia meet many challenges regarding their home. As their city becomes one of war and violence, Saeed and Nadia are forced to do whatever it takes to survive, and they face this new life both scared and determined. Saeed tries to provide for his family and Nadia herself, but the conditions don’t get any better. Nadia eventually moves in with Saeed and their relatively new continues to build through their survival. The events of Exit West show that while some events and disasters are out of human control, anyone can alter their personal fate by striving for growth in their relationships as well as themselves. In times of despair, it is important to continue to express yourself and remain active in your community as it can vastly help make the most out of a hard time.