For those who are unsure, oppression is the mistreatment of a group for an extended interval of time. Since there are heaping amounts of oppression in both genocides, this topic will be broken up into two subtopics; the brutality and dictatorship in the prisons, and how oppression happened in other ways both preceding and during the genocides. As many know, the oppression in the prisons for the mass extinctions mentioned earlier were unbearable. In fact, according to Wiesel, the mistreatment in the prisons were so bad that having frozen bodies and holding rocks so cold that their hands could have gotten stuck was just the norm (Wiesel 78). In other words, conditions in the camps for the Jews were so bad that something like being so cold that hands got stuck on rocks was normal to them, when it seems to society that that would be one of the worst pains imaginable.
Sometimes they are physically or mentally abused because of their protests, but they keep fighting. Malala, Alex Libby, and Iqubal are all people who were attacked because of their protests. Malala was shot by the Taliban when she was only 15 years old. The Taliban are a group of people who invaded Pakistan, where Malala lives, and took control of the government. They have an extreme interpretation of their religion and they use violence against anyone who tries to stand up to them to say that what they are doing is wrong.
Evidence reveals that human nature can be cruel and unforgiving. Unfortunately genocides still continue to happen today because there are still fascist people in the world who feel superior to other ethnic groups. Events like this teach us that equality is important and that fitting in is not more important than doing the right thing. Future genocides can simply be avoided by awareness. If we keep watch of what is going on in other countries, we can send help to suffering countries who are facing discrimination and stop genocides from getting out of hand.
Rape in Afghanistan is even said to be an “epidemic” by Time Magazine. Afghanistan has major problems with rape and also domestic violence. Usually, rape also involves domestic violence as well. Not only are women raped, but even men, especially children of both genders. In the Kite Runner rape is a very prevalent topic in and throughout the book.
FB: The Taliban came into the country with their own ideas on how things should be done and how they felt they could make it better. ES1: Their ideas to make life better was not better in the eyes of people in Afghanistan. In a recent article Zachary Laub writes "...enforced prohibitions the Taliban deemed in-Islamic, requiring women to wear the head-to-toe burqa, or chardi, banning music and television; and jailing men whose beards it deemed too short." (Laub, 2014 p.2). ES2: In the novel The Kite Runner examples of this type of behavior is prominent when citizens get in trouble for cheering too loudly at sporting events.
Additionally, Towards the end of the empire Xeres and other kings started doing more violent killings, and being more intolerant. Xerxes is believed to destroyed temples, kill priests, and enslave subjects. Furthermore, this brutal violence hurt people and eventually led to the Achaemenid Empire’s downfall. But this evidence does not compare to the significant advances and systems that were put in place by Persia, since there are positive effects that can still be seen today. The world had seen its strongest empire ever, and it learned from their successes and mistakes, which is extremely important for progress to be
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, provides readers with an idea of what life was like in Afghanistan and the hardships and betrayals the people of Afghanistan had to endure. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines betrayal as, “the act of failing or deserting especially in time of need” (Merriam-Webster). Throughout The Kite Runner, many of the characters choose to betray someone they love because of how they were raised or who they are as a person. The motives behind the betrayal vary depending on the person. However, the consequences of the betrayal are always long lasting and have sever effects.
However, the report also discovered that the guerrilla groups were not the only perpetrators of human rights violations during that time, and the Peruvian state were responsible for 37% of the human rights violations which took place (Burt, 2009, pp.392-3). The Peruvian governmental forces used violence and abuse to combat the guerrilla organisations’ terrorism, a strategy which ultimately lead to grave violations of the Peruvian people’s human rights (Carey and Mitchell, 2013, p.286). Initially, the state did not have a strong response to the guerrilla terrorism (Reid, 1985, pp.110-1) and ignored Sendero’s first insurgency attempts, such as the burning of electoral ballot boxes in Ayacucho (Feinstein, 2003). However, in late 1981, after a guerrilla attack on a Police post, the state’s counter-insurgency responses began to escalate (Reid, 1985, pp.110-1). In 1982, Peru’s ruling president Fernando Belaunde Terry, intensified the counter-insurgency responses even further, declaring a state of emergency in Peru.
Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in
They see soldiers and civilians dying, and are made kill others. Prisoners of war are often mistreated, and conditions for those who aren’t captured are still not given good living conditions. Many soldiers who live are injured and have near-death experiences. Billy Pilgrim, the main character from Slaughterhouse-Five, was emotionally scarred from the war, and therefore believed he was time-travelling. Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went.
Taliban’s Influence in Afghani in The Kite Runner Every since September 27, 1996 , the Taliban have started putting fear in the Afghan women and men heart by ruling in horror and terror. When the Taliban took over, Afghanistan became one of the most poorest and most troubled places in the world. In Khaled Hosseini 's novel, The Kite Runner, the Taliban influence on Afghani culture is affected by the Taliban Laws, The Mistreatment of Hazaras and The Mistreatment of women. The Taliban Laws was forced on women and men. Taliban women were forced to live under the Taliban’s laws and restrictions.