Under The Persimmon Tree Chapter Summary

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(AGG) PTSD is a horrible condition which came to attack by a young Afghan girl named Najmah in the book “Under the Persimmon Tree”. (BS-1) Najmah is shown with PTSD so that it can form into a conflict for her. (BS-2) Najmah is shown with PTSD so that it can form into a conflict for her. (BS-3) A new side of Najmah was brought to the reader by the author after Najmah had went through PTSD, which was Shaheed who was a not the same Najmah as before. (TS) The author shows Najmah with PTSD so that this can cause other conflicts which can lead to character developments. (MIP-1) The author gives the reader clues that Najmah has PTSD so that it can lead to a conflict for Najmah. (SIP-A) PTSD can be caused by any traumatic like natural disasters or …show more content…

(SIP-A) Najmah at first was heartbroken with the fact of Baba-jan and Nur leaving. (STEWE-1) Najmahs mother was very worried with Baba-jan being taken away by the Taliban, “You can’t go. Please! What will become of us?” (Staples 18). Najmah at this time was going through a bad time which could have had a bad impact on her. (STEWE-2) Najmah’s father and brother were being taken by the Taliban, “She doesn’t want him to resist because she’s afraid they’ll hurt him-they might even kill him” This was a very serious situation for Najmah because if Baba-jan did not got they could have killed him. (Staples 16). At this time Najmah and her mother were devastated with what the Taliban were doing. (SIP-B) Baba-jan’s words, while he being taken away by the Taliban is what changed Najmah. (STEWE-1) When the Taliban had arrived her father had told her this and she knew that she had to take control, “Take care of your mother” (Staples 14). She couldn’t stay stuck to the fact that Baba-jan and Nur were gone because now she has a very important responsibility. (STEWE-2) Najmah has matured, “I no longer think of leopards at all. I am more worried about leaving my mother and baby brother alone in the house with the possibility that the Taliban might return looking for more food” (Staples 62). Najmah is more mature because she is not scared of the …show more content…

(SIP-A) Najmah has realized that she changed and shows the changes that she has went through as Shaheed. (STEWE-1) Najmah has really changed, “I think about Akhtar’s words. He is right. I am no longer the girl Najmah of Golestan, that who was afraid of leopards. I am afraid of nothing after what I've seen” (Staples 150). She has changed from being scared and getting PTSD into being brave, strong, mature and responsible. (STEWE-2) Najmah is much more mature, strong and brave, “By the seventh day in the refugee camp at Torkhum I know I am strong enough to reach Peshawar “ (Staples 151). She is willing to go to Peshawar by herself which her old self wouldn’t have been able to do. (SIP-B) Najmah went through many changes when she was Shaheed. (STEWE-1) Najmah is much more different than she used to be, “Reuniting with them is my and and only reason for existence, and if I sit do it as Shaheed then I will be Shaheed for as long as necessary” (Staples 150). She is willing to go anywhere and do anything to find her father and brother. (STEWE-2) Najmah jumped in the back of a truck just to find her father and brother, “I pull myself up so that my belly lies across it” (Staples 155). Najmah’s dedication to finding her father and brother is very strong. (CS) Najmah had changed very much from when she was sitting on the ground with PTSD to

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