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Figurative Voice Najmah Analysis

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(AGG) Najmah misplaced both her speaking voice and her figurative voice, but gradually gained them back through the book. (BS-1) The event that causes the loss of her voice is her mother and Habib dying, on top of Baba-Jan and Nur being taken away to the Taliban. (BS-2) Najmah is starting to gain both of her “voices” back, by trying to speak and being ready to let go of her silence, and by starting to make her own choices. (BS-3) Najmah almost completely gains back her voice, by making all of her own decisions, and being able to choose things that she wants, and is starting to talk fluently in english as well as her native language. (TS) Najmah’s literal voice, and figurative voice, change from the beginning to the end of the book. (MIP-1) Najmah loses her voice in two different ways during the duration of the book: literally and figuratively. (SIP-A) When her brother and mother die, she literally loses her voice because of the shock. (STEWE-1) After Najmah sees the bomb drop from the plane and land on her house, she goes to see if her mother and Habib are still alive, “Instead of words, blood pours from her mouth. By the time I reach her she stares with glassy, dead eyes. Habib lays motionless a few feet behind her, facedown in the dirt, his little arms flung out…show more content…
(BS-3) Najmah almost completely gains back her voice, by making all of her own decisions, and being able to choose things that she wants, and is starting to talk fluently in english as well as her native language. (BS-2) Najmah is starting to gain both of her “voices” back, by trying to speak and being ready to let go of her silence, and also, by starting to make her own choices. (BS-1) The event that causes the loss of her voice is her mother and Habib dying, on top of Baba-Jan and Nur being taken away to the Taliban. (R) Najmah lost both of her voices, but would somone else in that position have reacted the
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