History of Afghanistan

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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…

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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

    the Hazaras, and Sunni are the Pashtuns. The two branches of islam have different beliefs which cause the disputes. Hazaras are a minority in Afghanistan, which shows they have less power. Moreover, Assef points out the distinctive features of a flat nose, this has success in separating the lower class to the higher class. The Pashtun lineage in Afghanistan descents from caucasian ethnicities, in contrast with the Hazaras who come from an asian heritage. More Importantly, the issue is the…

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  • Theme Of Corruption In The Kite Runner

    rebellious acts in society, which causes Kabul to have a negative impact over society. When Amir comes across Assef on his journey to find Sohrab, Assef tells Amir about his mission to kill all the Hazara’s in Kabul for the betterment of society “Afghanistan is like a beautiful mansion littered with garbage, and someone had to take out the garbage.” (Hosseini 284). The simile is significant, it reveals the purpose of…

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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

    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 encounter a soviet soldier who will only let them pass if he gets to rape one of the women in the vehicle. Amir’s father is infuriated at the contemptuous soldier and stood up to him, and consequently the Soviet aimed his…

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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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  • Betrayal And Redemption In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    to deciding what is right and wrong in life and how to treat his best friend, who is also his servant. The novel deals with many personal tragic events and the events occurring in Afghanistan during the 1970-1980s, which includes the Soviet intervention, thousands of refugees escaping and the Taliban rule of Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini in The Kite Runner uses symbols, which are heavily present throughout the book, which displays and explores the themes of loyalty, betrayal and redemption. This…

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  • Sinbad Poem Analysis

    What would one expect to be the feelings of a man who was born and raised in Mumbai, but travelled the world during his child- and adulthood? A man who has lived in London, New Delhi, New York and Hong Kong? It are the feelings of just a common man that Dom Moraes - an Indian poet - portrays in his poem ‘Sinbad’. An analysis of the poem reveals that through the apostrophe which addresses ‘Sinbad’ and formal characteristics such as rhythm, free verse and punctuation, the reader gets an impression…

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  • Gender Roles In Mala Yousafzai's I Am Malala

    equality led her to live a life understanding that women should be treated equally. Further, women were not given the chance to become politically involved in the country or truly work. Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister in Islamic history and became a huge role model for Malala. Unfortunately, the Taliban assassinated Bhutto due to her being a female (Benazir Bhutto, 2016). Malala believed that if one woman from her home could play such a significant role in Pakistan there…

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