Book Report On Under The Persimmon Tree By Suzanne Staples

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Imagine the Taliban is the ruler of a country and they come to someones house whenever they feel like and they take all of their belongings. There is nothing they can do about it and they will probably run out of supplies. This is what happens in the book Under The Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples and also this is whats going on in Afghanistan. In the book, Najmah faces many problems with the Taliban on her journey from Kunduz, Afghanistan to Peshawar, Pakistan. Before she even goes on her trip the Taliban stops at her house and kidnaps her father, Baba-Jan and her brother, Nur to go fight in the Taliban. Najmahs Mother and baby brother Habib died from a bomb when Najmah was gone so Najmah was all by herself. Najmah had to go to …show more content…
In the book it says "They lock the people of the entire villages inside their homes and burn them to the ground" (Staples 12). The Taliban shows their cruelness by burning down houses that people are in and also "Slaughtering men like goats, slitting them open and leaving their blood to soak into the ground" (Staples 12). The Taliban doesn't only burn down houses that people are in, they also kill men and let there blood stay there to soak into the ground. Their house got blown up because of the Taliban fighting with America so due to their fighting America bombed Najmahs house out of frustration. "Your in violation of the dress code, the man said to Asma" (Staples 97). Not only do the Taliban kill people for no reason but they also have a dress code that you must follow, no other countries have dress codes like this, This definetly shows how bad the Taliban really are, there is no doubt the Taliban is very cruel in the …show more content…
Najmah is very scared when "I hold my breath. I am afraid that the Talib leader will shoot him if we do not give them food" (Staples 16). It is crazy how the Taliban can just go into anyones house and shoot them or kill them for not giving them any food even though it doesn't belong to them. "My mother cries for most of the two days after the Taliban took Baba-Jan and my brother away" (Staples 30). Everyone can agree the Taliban taking away Baba-Jan and Najmahs brother Nur is unacceptable considering they did not do anything to deserve that. "My mother lies on the ground nearby with her legs splayed at odd angles to rest of her. She reaches her hand toward me, and opens her lips to speak. Instead of words, blood pours from her mouth" (Staples 67). The Taliban is so terrible that they bombed Najmahs house and her mother and her little brother Habib died. The Taliban has definetly affected Najmah in a very negative

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