Demography of Afghanistan

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  • Cultural Awareness In Afghanistan

    Practicing Cultural Awareness in Afghanistan Culture is “the beliefs, customs, and way of life of a particular society, group, and place” (Merriam-Webster Inc., 2004). Location raised, language spoken, religion practiced, personal values and beliefs, and social norms of a society are all characteristics of a culture. Common cultural characteristics vary around the world. Some characteristics remain constant. Parents have pride for their children and honor for their country. Those characteristics make up our foundation for cultural awareness. The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan is a country in south Asia that was founded in 1747 (Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2010). Afghanistan is located north and west of Pakistan…

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  • Compare And Contrast Amir And Assef In The Kite Runner

    The taliban is a ruthless group of imperial, communist, self appointed leaders and followers. All Assef has ever wanted was power weather it was being over the neighborhood kids or over the country of Afghanistan. After years of Amir believing he was an evil person like Assef the moment he sees who he became he knows he was never anything like him. This event sets up Amir for his motivation to save Sohrab and get himself redemption. Sohrab was taken from an orphanage to be a sex slave as the…

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  • Racism And Sexism In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

    Every chapter, every page, and every line the reader can tell there is a societal division. A focusing theme in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. The characters and readers are all aware of the effects of the caste system in Afghanistan during the time spent there by the protagonist, Amir. The unique point of view in which Hosseini, describes the societal conflicts allows the reader to gain insight on both, Afghan society and various characters. Throughout the novel, there is a difference…

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  • Social Structure In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    develops because society teaches him to think of anyone not Pashtun as less superior. The education system has biases, as the schooling only targets teaching the Pashtuns. The purpose of that is to increase nationality with propaganda which is the medium society uses to convey the message. Assef not only is influenced by society, but by the books he reads. He idolizes Adolf Hitler and people that have ethnocentric views. In fact, his views are shaped by the past of Shi 'a and Sunni muslims. Shi…

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  • Theme Of Corruption In The Kite Runner

    they massacred the Hazara’s in Mazar-i-Sharif.” (Hosseini 213). This illustrates how happy everyone was, that Kabul would be at peace at last because of the Taliban. People like Rahim Khan were dancing and cheering. This caused the Taliban to abuse power and corrupt society by killing the Hazara’s. Hazara’s were seen as social outcasts and not accepted in society because of their low social status. The Taliban was gaining more power in Kabul as they slowly executed Hazara’s. The Taliban had…

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  • Discrimination In A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Afghanistan is a leading country for male dominance and injustice on behalf of females due to cultural beliefs, actions taken place against women in the Afghan society are pronounced acceptable by law. Laila, being the strong female character and Mariam, the leading character, both endure the same repercussion of the Taliban’s rules. The Taliban greatly limit females boundaries and women are not able to express themselves in any manner. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mariam and Laila…

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  • Theme Abuse Of Power In The Kite Runner

    First and foremost, Assef belittles Hazara people by treating them as if they were a lower class of human beings. A demonstration of his hatred is when Assef rapes a young Hazara boy named Hassan (Forster, 2007). Assef like Atiq belittles others and have feelings of superiority because of their apparent “higher status”. One of the Soviet Union soldier in this film had feelings of contempt towards Afghans. As an example, when Amir as a child and his father escape Afghanistan in a vehicle they…

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  • Effects Of Environmental Issues In Afghanistan

    AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is made up of mostly mountainous terrain, with plains to the southeastern and northern parts of the country. It spreads across 251,827 sq. miles, making it just smaller than the state of Texas which comes in at 268,820 sq. miles. The country is located between Southern Asia and Central Asia. It is bordered by Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, China, and India. This location centering between central and southern Asia makes Afghanistan both landlocked…

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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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  • Guests Of The Sheik Analysis

    the women life in town. After reading her great work about one of the Islamic village in Meddle East named El Nahra. Hereby I would like to compare and contrast some of my life experience back in my home country with life experience of Fernea in the village of El Nahra. The story of Elizabeth Warnock Fernea which she started with her night journey to the village of El Nahra totally alike with the journeys if you take one in my country. The dark roads, dirt on the roads, light spark far from a…

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