Discrimination is accurately depicted in the novel The Kite Runner through the relationships between social classes within Afghanistan, in America, and through the gender inequality within Afghani culture. These forms of discrimination are very significant because it is usually one of the main factors in most wars, and set off the main conflict of the story. To begin, the Pashtuns are at the top of the hierarchy in Afghan society and consistently show their prejudice towards the Hazaras through their authority, harassment and alienation of those people. It is shown that the Pashtuns have more power through the role of the Hazaras in Amir and Baba’s life. Although Baba never specifically mistreats Ali and his son, they are still servants
Throughout the novel, A 1000 splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini touches upon many social issues, which humans all over the world, despite the gender and culture, face. For example, the life of Mariam and Laila have many similarities, due to the gender inequality they face, the aftermath of war, and the inevitable crimes women go through. To being, the Afghan culture creates a hierarchy in the society, in which the women are at the bottom, since they are considered as sinners and are used as objects. Also, women in this setting are conceived to be weak, unless they are “accompanied by a mahram, a male relative” (Hosseini , which demonstrates that in this society women alone are useless and are not able to sustain a livable life. For instance, when Nana disapproved the idea of Mariam going to school because women need
Armand and Desiree’s relationship symbolizes how people perceive victims of gender discrimination. Desiree fears Armand so greatly that the slightest bit of his discomfort makes her physically shake. “When [Armand] [frowns] [Desiree] [trembles]” (Chopin 2). Desiree is afraid of Armand because she knows he has the power to ruin her. Armand has the ability to devastate Desiree and her child, which gives her the impression of vulnerability.
Intersectional Feminist Theory is the theory that women experience oppression in various forms and ways. Cultural patterns have become interlocked by the intersectional systems that society has created to continue the multi facets of oppression. This is increased where transitioning which, in itself, is taboo for why would a man want to be a woman. A man has greater rights than a woman and is widely more respected. Both trans women and natural born women face over-sexualizaton of their bodies along with societal and bodily discrimination, and physical objectification.
Equality of genders is a basic human right that all should posses. However, in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, the reader explores Afghanistan’s true nature of extreme gender inequality towards women and how it affects all the characters within the novel. The novel explores how within a marriage, women have unequal rights, undergo major amounts of physical abuse, and are emotionally and mentally tormented by their very own supposedly beloved husbands. A marriage is defined as a union of two people as partners in a personal relationship.
Identify a way in which Cisneros' book addresses a specific societal problem. Use evidence from at least one vignette to describe a social commentary that is made about a particular problem? Sandra Cisneros brings up many social problems such as poverty, Domestic violence, sexual assault and racism. Sexual assault is social problem, because it is a form of assault and it is still a problem that both Men and Women face today. Also, sally told Esperanza that Sally’s dad was going crazy and forgot he was Sally’s father between the buckle and the belt.
Chopin uses time period to her advantage and employs a constraining mentality as a means of shaping Edna’s conflict throughout the story. This is well displayed as Chopin writes that, “...her [Edna’s] new and unexpected line of conduct completely bewildered him. It shocked him. Then her absolute disregard for her duties as a wife angered him” (61-62). As Edna begins to disregard society’s expectations of her as a wife, her husband describes his opinion which is primarily formed by the social expectations of women.
Domestic violence, a critical issue that has a negative impact on the Native Americans in the United States. Domestic violence, also known as spousal abuse, can take several different forms, including physical, emotional, verbal, as well as sexual abuse. One in every three native women will experience some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime and most will have nowhere to seek help. Furthermore, men are victims of domestic violence and more often than not, get laughed at and ridiculed when they reach out for help. When people think of domestic violence, most think of physical fighting, black eyes, broken nose, and holes punched in the walls of the house.
Throughout the novel, Steinbeck suggests that societal discrimination, based on any factor, will lead an individual to become bitter, desperate and isolated. The individuals within the novel are greatly affected by the discrimination which is shown through their interactions with other people as well as the emotions and ideas they offer. Bitterness stems from the unjust and terrible treatment someone has been put through in the past. In Of Mice and Men, bitterness within the characters are not only visible when it comes to their interactions with each other, but it is also shown throughout the character's ever growing personality traits. Sexism is evident when it comes to the relationships that the men have with Curley’s wife.