The Swallows Of Kabul Analysis

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The Ditties of the Writers Something that Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, and John Stainbeck understood very well was that the only thing worth writing about is the human condition, and that this must be done with the purpose of improvement. They agreed that the writers have a moral duty toward society and is their job to unravel the human soul and expose it like a mirror in which every one of us have to take a look at. It is only by facing our fears that we truly become better beings. That is why, in works of literature putting makeup in our deeper wounds makes no sense because what is supposed to happened is the opposite. Wounds can be exposed in many different ways. They are authors that expose the wounds of the societies, trying …show more content…
This is a wonderful example of a writer that serve his social purpose even in a context where his live was in danger. Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul who adopted his wife's name as a pseudonym and his only way for survive and avoid censorship. In The Swallows of Kabul, Khadra expose sensitive subjects like the treatment of women in the Islamic society and the problem of religious fanaticism. He is hard when he talks about Kabul, but at the same time there is sense of hopefulness and desire for improvement when he said that Kabul is “… a city in an advance stage of decomposition. […] And yet it is also here, amid the hush of stony places and the silence of graves, in this land of dry earth and arid hearts, that our story is born, like the water lily that blooms in a stagnant swamp …show more content…
Instead of exposing the failures of a society they focus on the building block of it, men itself. These books pinpoint the darkness and the fear of the human soul in a way that makes us reevaluate all our decisions in order to become better human beings. Like William Faulkner expressed in the banquet speech of his literature Nobel Prize “… the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself […] only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat…” The first one of these two books was Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. In this book the author examines with precision the thoughts of a man fighting with himself between choosing personal selfish happiness or pleasing the people of his town. We can see here the pressure that society can exert over individuals desitions and is easy to relay to the that because we all have been there, one way or another. The second book was Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelly where we can see how our desitions will always have consequences and is explored the theme of personal responsibility. On these two book criticism is directed towards men instead of the society, but the purpose remains the same, expose our fears as a way of dealing with them with improvement as the primary

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