Culture of Afghanistan

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  • Culture Of Afghanistan

    The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked multiethnic country located within South Asia and Central Asia. The country’s strategic location along important trade routes connecting Asia to Europe and the Middle East has made it a target by invading emperors and armies for centuries. The unforgiving Afghan terrain of deserts and mountains has left even the strongest armies defeated. The Hindu Kush mountain range runs northeast to southwest dividing the Northern provinces from the rest of the country. The country’s highest peak is Noshaq Mountain at 7,485 meters high. It is the second highest peak in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The mountainous area of the country also contains seismic activity. Landslides and avalanches are a constant threat inside the mountain range. The climate in Afghanistan varies greatly depending on the terrain. In the dry, arid desserts of the southwest temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. In the rugged mountainous terrain of the northeast temperatures can reach as low as -24, degrees Fahrenheit. Extensive surveys have revealed a large number of natural resources that are economically important.…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Bacha Posh Traditions

    on gender equality remains relevant throughout human history and exists today in many forms despite more progressive feminist movements in western pop culture. There are other places in the world where revolutions against patriarchy are less well-known, including the bacha posh in Afghanistan. The bacha posh tradition is an obvious practice for families without a son since it gives girls in the Afghan culture an opportunity to have more freedom as they also provide more stability for their…

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  • The Importance Of Gender Empowerment

    with one another but the focus on empowering women and promotion of gender equality has been an ongoing struggle as time has evolved. Also, it is frustrating how many view women as disabled individuals because of their biological organisms. The vast majority of my research will be based in the Middle East, Afghanistan to be precise, where there currently resides the first female governor, Dr. Habiba Sarabi. The purpose of my MDG report is to shine light on a country that has little to no support…

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  • Examples Of The American Dream In The Kite Runner

    This barrier contributes to Baba 's inability to find a job that is equal to the one that he had held in Afghanistan. Amir observes that "Baba [had] found a job … as an assistant at a gas station" (Hosseini,137). Prior to living in America, Baba had been an extremely well-respected business owner and member of Afghan society. He is unable to regain the same status that he once had as his broken English keeps him from be able to communicate well with many Americans, thus meaning he has to take…

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  • Gender Roles In Afghanistan

    having a flower, or a rose. You water it and keep it at home for yourself, to look at it and smell it. It [a woman] is not supposed to be taken out of the house to be smelled." With this quote, one get’s a glimpse of what the mind of a male who lives within the sexist roles taken upon people in Afghanistan before and during the reign of the Taliban is like. When looking at a work involving the double standards put on women, the feminist perspective uses the conflict approach to examine the…

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  • Pashtunwali Code Of Honor In The Kite Runner

    The backbone of almost every Afghan person is the Pashtunwali Code of Honor, it is the basis of the Pashtun religion ("Peoples and Ethnic Groups–Pashtunwali: The Code”). In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Baba tries to make up for committing sexual relations with a woman who was not only had Hazara but his best friend’s wife. He feels the need to convince everyone he holds the positions of the most noble man in Afghanistan. Baba proved his dignity through his dedication to the…

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  • Afghanistan By Choice Rhetorical Analysis

    center their life on their culture, family, and friends so it is not easy for them to leave their homeland. In the New York Times Op-Docs series “Afghanistan by Choice,” the film director, Alexandria Bombach, appeals to pathos through the juxtaposition of settings and individuals. Her emphasis on pathos conveys the difficulty of leaving one’s country, thus abandoning his or her lifestyle; furthermore, the film director hopes to show the audience why leaving is such a hard decision for Afghans to…

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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns Conflict Analysis

    Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns narrates the lives of two Afghan women through three generations of war and conflict in Afghanistan. At first glance, the novel appears to be a appalling depiction of the injustice and cruelty towards women in Afghan society. However, Hosseini’s message may be far more hopeful than the novel’s grim atmosphere may suggest. A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the conflict in Afghanistan through the lens of the country’s oppressed women. Yet, the novel…

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  • Najmah Under The Persimmon Tree Analysis

    believe in and replace that with there own strict laws. My piece is about the harsh laws the Taliban enforce,the culture that the Taliban controls and how they treat people. In the novel and in real life the Taliban effects people with their harsh laws. The Taliban is harsh they kill people all the time "Baba-jan is dead" he says softly, his voice cracking. I knew he would say these words before they formed in is mouth. Why would he come here alone if our father was alive." (Staples253). Baba…

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  • Social Structure In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    social treatment of people based on their social stratification. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini stresses the placement of social structures in afghan culture. The social structure devolves beliefs within a society, these values dictate the characters actions and explain the relationship between characters. This is evident, through the gender roles placed on females, the ethnocentric views displayed by afghan culture, and the inequality of power between…

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