In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, communism and the Taliban take over Afghanistan causing issues including war and oppression, especially towards women. The Taliban was very aggressive towards women and would enforce vicious rules, “Attention women: You will stay inside your homes at all times. It is not proper for women to wander aimlessly about the streets. If you go outside, you must be accompanied by a mahram, a male relative. If you are caught alone on the street, you will be beaten and sent home” (Hosseini, 278).
Sadly, this is not the case especially for women. The conditions for modern day Afghan women is still very terrible. A majority of women experience some kind of violence in their lives be it by their own husbands or someone close by to them. According to Joya Malalai, there are still many women who are forced into marriage, resort to prostitution in order to survive since it is still they are still not allowed to work, and they hold the highest rate for depression. Girls are not safe to go to school causing many girls from the villages would learn their lessons from sitting in the dirt for it is too dangerous.
In the book I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai explains the struggles of her hometown, Sway Valley, and the problems that occur in Islam. One of the enormous problems in Islam was the fact that Women were not allowed to have an education and furthermore, were not allowed to be even seen outside. In Islam, it is extremely hard for women to do anything besides staying home and if they were caught outside without a burqa or a niqab, they could be killed. Malala Yousafzai was torn with these new laws that were implanted by the Taliban’s which made Malala take action against the Talibans with her prominent words and leading her to becoming an international symbol of peaceful protest. Although, Malala could not convince the Taliban’s for educational equality
My article is about how the Taliban affects the everyday life of the people This relates to the book because it shows how bad and harsh the Taliban is. And how many people 's lives were ruined.. The book used the Taliban to show how many lives they affected and how much destruction they caused. in the book on page 176 it says" they no longer dream of returning home. Their children have been born here, a place without furniture, a dull limbo where time doesnt matter.
Staples uses the cruelty of the Taliban to show the ways in which conflict can create hardships in people 's lives. The Taliban leader knew that Baba-jan help their enemy and forced him to “‘come and fight with the Taliban’”(Staples,17). there were many times were the Taliban took family members, The Taliban would mostly take away men and force them to fight with them, which left the family unprotected. In the village “‘All the men have gone’...’the Taliban have taken all of the food’”(31). When the Taliban come across villages they take all of the men and food for their military.
The kolba is like Neverland in Peter Pan. Mariam can never grow up unless she leaves the kolba. Mariam is very ignorant, because she is unaware of how society, especially her father and his wives, views her. In the book it says “The anxiety would set in on Tuesday. Mariam would
Civil Disobedience in Afghanistan Imagine a world where having an education is strictly forbidden and leisurely walking down the street can be extremely dangerous. In Afghanistan, this world is the reality for many people on a daily basis as they are putting up with the repressive Taliban government. The Taliban rose to power in the 1990s as extremist, therefore those who tried to speak out against their corrupt doings were suppressed by violent means. In heavy Taliban controlled areas, more women than men are discriminated against as they are severely dominated. Women such as Malala Yousafzai, suffered from the ruthless acts of their government but never buckled under the weight by protesting wit peaceful demonstrations.
The nation of Afghanistan has been plagued by war and war crimes that has consequently brought human rights violations and abuses to many of the civilians in the country. Kidnappings, beatings, murders, and torture are among the most reported instances that, today, occur in prison facilities and civilian villages. In the novel The Kite Runner, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find Kabul in a riddled state from the Taliban. Beating women and stoning sinners were among the many violations of rights that Amir experienced or have been told in his time in the country. Many civilians were without their personal freedoms they once had before the Taliban.
However, Emily hold firm to her beliefs that she owed the town nothings and therefore was no going to pay taxes. Emily refused to take part in the modern mail service, “When the town got free postal delivery, Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the metal numbers above the door and attach a mailbox to it” (5). Emily did not want to forgo the tradition of getting your mail at the postal office, she did everything she could to no be part of the change. Faulkner uses the word “alone” to describe her refusal showing how Emily stood alone in the battle, reinforcing how she was seen as both an outsider and a burden to the town. Miss Emily held tightly to her ways and tried her hardest to prevent change and her last attempt to stop change cost a human life.