Saeed and Nadia are a very interesting couple. Nadia straight off the bat is powerful and dominant. She even rides a motorcycle. Saeed happens to be a little more dependant on his parents and in most western traditional relationships would be considered unmanly.
Their love is put to the test in “Out West” by being put in a war setting where they must rely on each other for survival and comfort. We as the reader wait patiently as their conflicts unroll for the moment that they either get married or make love or anything special. But instead, we get nothing. I am no critic but I felt a little disappointed in the last few pages (final chapter) because I had waited for something to come from this relationship. They had suffered through death and all the emotions that make someone vulnerable, yet Nadia wasn’t satisfied and felt that their love was weakening by the day. In the reader’s eyes, the two main characters leave each other in a peaceful but meaningless way. It’s peaceful because they are at peace with one another and with their lives but their relationship had amounted to nothing. It’s hard to tell what the central theme of this story was but my best guess would revolve around their relationship. So the ending only let me and I’m sure many others with its open for interpretation ending.