It is evident that the Middle East is quite patriarchal and this of course contributes to why women are seen as or believed to be inferior. Furthermore in the Middle East, women’s challenges have been “intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic.” In Paradise Beneath Her Feet, however, Isobel Coleman demonstrates how both Muslim women as well as men are trying to combat the belief that women should be oppressed, an the do so using “progressive interpretations of Islam to support women’s rights in a growing movement of Islamic
Aeschylus once claimed “And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our own will, comes wisdom by the awful grace of god.” Aeschylus shows that pain has incredible effects on the being. Pain plagues and diminishes the mind, body and heart, corrupting the soul itself. In Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, Paul Baumer, along with his fellow soldiers, experience these pains almost constantly throughout the story. Due to the traumatizing situations the men are put into during war, they are incapable of readjusting to humanity outside of the battlegrounds. They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience.
Syria's interest in continuing terrorist attacks in southern Lebanon has enabled the organization to maintain its regulations in the territories of this country and be the only military force that is not yet disarmed. The Syrians prevented Hezbollah's military capacity from undermining Lebanon's rule, under the pretext of its opposition to Israeli occupation. At the same time, the Syrians strengthened their dictates on the organization, and were interested in calming the situation in southern Lebanon. Using undercover names such as Islamic Jihad, Revolutionary Organisation for Justice and Islamic Resistance, and having the approval of religious leaders, Hezbollah executed a series of major attacks against Israeli, American and Southern Multinational Forces of Lebanon. Later attacks intensified and showed better qualification, especially before the Peace Process.
The ability to feel empathy for a character allows a reader to relate to a story. However, while telling Vladek’s story of survival, it is rare that Art’s feelings are ever expressed to the reader. When Vladek tries to change the topic from his story, Art returns to the story of the Holocaust which does not allow the readers any insight to Art’s feelings or personal memories. However, the impact of second generation trauma is realized in the chapter “Prisoner on the Hell Planet”. With a dark tone and a completely contrasting black background compared to the white seen throughout the novel, the burden of his family’s past that he continues to carry is understood.
Hardships endured by Two Afghan women. If we could all put our problems in a pile and see other people's; we'd take ours back. According to Sighn (2013) "women in Afghanistan have been going through gender equity in its severe form since ages. Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the plight of women behind the walls of Afghanistan during several invasions in the country". In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, we come across two women Mariam and Laila, who endure extreme hardships that most women across the world experience.
A Journey Traveled Through Pain Imagine being involved in a bloody massacre and watching your community dissipate into the dusk. Picture dodging the piercing bullets as they whisk past innocent ears. Envision your home turning into a battle ground, breaking up into military bases—flipping the world upside down. (nice capture tactic) This was peoples’ lives for many years, beginning in the 1960’s, during the Civil War in Sierra Leone. (need a transition---how does Beah relate to civil war aforementioned—I think I follow and understand but you did not explicitly state, which is always necessary when essay writing) A Long Way Gone is a memoir written and lived by Ishmael Beah.
“Pain” by Diane Ackerman is a story about pain. The author describes how people can withstand pain, and how difficult it is to define pain “which may be sharp, dull, shooting, throbbing, imaginary” (301). Culture and tradition are very important on people lives. Therefore, many of them do incredible things, in Istanbul for example “teenage boys dressed in shiny silk fezzes and silk suits decorated with glitter” (300), or in Bali people “go into trances and pick up red-hot cannonballs from an open fire, than carry them down the road” (298). This is just couple examples of controlling our body.
However, a more descriptive and broadened definition would take this physical form of trauma and extrapolate it to imply psychological and emotional discomfort. Thus, the three races of pain that includes suffering, discomfort, and torture, although have physical definitions, but could be used to refer to psychosomatic types of agony. In the first case, suffering could either be due to disease or lack of money, but the subject is more affiliated with the impact of the condition rather than the actual state. In describing pain as a source of discomfort, one would either say it to be a form of distress, nervousness or awkwardness that makes the subject feel unsettled internally. Finally, torture as a subdivision of pain could be because of being a victim of recurrent and an unavoidable form of expressive abuse to due to physical exposure.
Society has long misunderstood the widespread emotional toll that the soldiers endure. The horrors and tribulations of war are unique in which only a veteran can understand thus leading to the soldier’s difficulties of rekindling with their friends and family upon return. This is seen in All Quiet on the Western Front, a fictional novel set in World War I written by Erich Maria Remarque, and in David Wood’s “A Warrior’s Moral Dilemma” which focuses on the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. These two pieces were written in dramatically different times, which allowed the advancement in information and communications technology, and despite that, the civilians and soldier still have trouble understanding one another. While in “A Warrior’s Moral
Anger is a common characteristic for the human race. Whether it be over something fixable or not, anger can destroy a person. We see this in the legends of the protagonist in the Aeneid by Virgil and the Eumenides. The fury of Aeneas in the Aeneid differs slightly from that of the Furies from the Eumenides. In the two different accounts, they both released their anger with violence against the intruder.