Jazira doesn’t have a lot of screen time, but proves practical when she does show up; she helps out Frank with Hidalgo. Since she can’t ride the race, she prepares him for what he will encounter by providing him with supplies and advice, even though he’s racing against her father’s horse (and her favorite mount, the one she wishes she was riding). She tells him to see the locust as a gift, not a pestilence (which allows him to think of them as food), and gives him butter to mix with the water, to provide both him and Hidalgo nourishing fat along the way. Though she abides by the laws of her people for the most part (being quiet, playing her role, keeping her face covered), she also rebels and questions her father’s decisions (she thinks him a hypocrite, for pretending to care so much about tradition, but allowing her the freedom to ride astride and do many other boyish things). She wishes she could run in the race, and tries to convince him to change his mind, as well as not marry her off to the man running against his horse. She also thinks the American Indians are like her people, those without a permanent homes who wander from one place to the next. She wishes they could break away from tradition so that she could be her own person, but also abides within the standards of her culture. She thinks fast on her feet and moves against her uncle, who has kidnapped her; she risks her life to go back for her father’s breeding book, so that he will get away with nothing. Jazira wants to be part of something, to be seen for who she is, to be able to be free to be true to herself, but knows that isn’t possible, so she puts it aside (low Fe, being accommodating and fitting into the environment).

Enneagram: 6w7 so/sp

Jazira both moves toward other people, and appears to root for the underdog; when others scorn Frank and Hidalgo, she starts to root for them, seeing them as courageous and spirited. She goes out of her way to help them win, also for her own benefit (if they win, and her fiancé loses, her father won’t marry her off to him). She cares about their welfare and wants to see them survive. Jazira can be both rebellious and confrontational, reacting against her father and the other men in the family (sometimes putting herself at risk in the process), and going along with their plans for her life, since she knows there’s nothing she can do. She is loyal to her father, and to his bloodline of horses, even if she doesn’t agree with all of his decisions. But a large part of her also craves adventure and freedom from all limitations; she doesn’t want to get stuck being married to a man with four other wives, because that will prevent her from doing what she loves most—riding horses.