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  • The Shinwari Tribe

    tribe represented about 400,000 people in eastern Afghanistan. The Shinwari tribe also pledged to send at least one military-age male in each family to the Afghan Army or the police in the event of a Taliban attack. The American commanders agreed to channel one million dollars in development projects directly to the tribal leaders and bypass the local Afghan government, believe to be corrupt. “The Taliban have been trying to destroy our tribe, and they are taking money from us, and they are taking our sons to fight,” said Malik Niaz, a Shinwari elder. “If they defy us now, we will defeat them.” Many issues here because the United States commanders believed this tactic was going to help win the fight against the Taliban fighters. American…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Victory Of The Mujahedeen

    warring factions (Tarzi 1993). The Taliban regime came to power through the use of force and inducing fears. Since more than 95% of the Taliban were Pashtuns (Giustozzi 2010) and majority of Pashtuns inhabit in the southern part of Afghanistan, it became easier for the Taliban to capture the southern part of Afghanistan quickly without much resistance, even capturing some provinces without firing a single shot (Rashid 2000, 33). The Taliban also quickly drove Rabbani’s government out of Kabul…

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  • Guests Of The Sheik Analysis

    the roads, light spark far from a village and the passenger conversation are those memories which I have them from the journey from town to town back in my country. I raised up in the town called Kabul shah in the province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. The Kandahar province is one of the most famous provinces out of 36 in Afghanistan. One of the reasons for being such an important place is because most of the kings or presidents were from this region. The Kandahar province is the birth place of a…

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  • Essay On Women In Afghanistan Society

    Oppressed, Inferior, and Unequal We all know that women’s rights are a big struggle in Afghanistan. It was worse when Afghanistan was under the Taliban rule. These women were treated unfairly, beaten for the slightest wrong move, raped, and thrown out like trash. Some women are putting up a fight and really trying to get their freedom. Unfortunately, the Afghanistan society and the way things were being ran before the Taliban fell are keeping these women from achieving the goal they want, and…

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  • Economic Inequality In The Kite Runner Essay

    Relationships Throughout The Kite Runner,by Khaled Hosseni, the socio economic barriers between characters of varying ethnicities is apparent. Even at a young age, the Pashtun children perceive the Hazaras to be inferior because of their economic status. The idea that the Hazaras are not of the same status as them is instilled into them by the adults as a result of hundreds of years of conflict between the tribal groups. The Hazaras are despised because of their Mongolian lineage and are…

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  • Social Structure In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    cases, Social structure creates a hierarchy in society which dictates the 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,…

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  • Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini: An Analysis

    In the “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, Farid says to Amir “You’ve always been a tourist here, you just didn’t know it.” This is an important quote in the novel because it sparks Amir’s revelation that he never had to live the life that an average Afghan had to while living in poverty. Amir began to understand how Hassan had felt and lived all their lives growing up. Overall Farid said this to Amir because Amir was Pashtun, he was sheltered from violence while growing up and because of the…

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  • Afghanistan In Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner

    Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a fictional book set in Afghanistan. Although much of the book is fictional, the culture and events occurring in the book are not. Kite Runner shows you the humanity of Afghanistan and the people who live in it. Hosseini begins his story with a peaceful Afghanistan, continues to an Afghanistan that is beginning to be struck by war, and ends with a country that is broken and barely living. In this paper, I’ll show you the reality of Afghanistan while…

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  • Compare And Contrast Amir And Assef In The Kite Runner

    Amir and Assef in the beginning seem to be two different characters and personalities. Amir comes from a wealthy, high status, and pashtun family; having servants and social prestige. Assef is a half german Pashtun who is power hungry and unlike other boys. Assef has blonde hair and blue eyes significantly making him different than all the other boys, Hosseini does this to make him stand out. In the first section, Hassan is shooting a “one eyed German Shepherd” with his slingshot. This is…

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  • Gender Roles In Amir And Hassan's The Kite Runner

    examples being the dispute between races, gender roles, and wealthiness - in this case being Pashtuns and Hazaras. To demonstrate this inconvenience, we can visualize two boys from The Kite Runner; Amir and Hassan (referring to them at their younger age). Visualizing these boys throughout the start of the novel, we can analyze, what seems like, an impenetrable bond and brotherhood constructed in the vicinity of chapters one to ten. What makes their bond of such interest, is the inferiority…

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