(AGG) Living life as a girl in Kunduz is hard enough, but living life with no family members and not being able to speak and have a say in life is even harder. (BS-1) Najmah’s silence is caused from the lose of her mother and baby brother, and how she was left to live alone in Kunduz. (BS-2) Najmah realizes that her family members are the most important people in her life, so she starts to develop a focuses on a hope of recovery to find them. (BS-3) When Najmah met Nusrat, she regained her voice and finally took control back into her life because she trusted Nusrat. (TS) Najmah tries to regain hope by trying to speak but words will not come out of her mouth because she has lost her voice literally and in a way where she has no control or …show more content…
After this unbelievable event, Najmah was showing no emotions. All she was doing was sitting in the dirt, thinking about what happened. “It's the first I am aware I can hear again, and I notice that a bitter chill has settled in the early evening air. I do not run or try to hide. I don’t care whether the Taliban find me and kill me”(83). Najmah starts to lose hope for everything and doesn't even care what happens in the future. (SIP-B) Najmah experiencing these traumatic events, that put her in literal loss of voice, lead her to have no control in her life anymore. (STEWE-1) After the death of Najmah's mother and baby brother, she was left alone until her neighbors, Akhtar and Khalida, offered to help her survive and find her father and brother. In order for Najmah to survive all the way to Torkham, she had to cut her hair like a boy. “Khalida gently turns my face back toward her and holds out my long hair to the sides of my face. She picks up a pair of scissors that lies on the pile of quilts and snips at my hair in short stocks until it bristles out all over my head. When she finished, she and Akhtar gather up my hair. They sprinkle it into the large hole Akhtar dug in the ground and then he fills the hole with dirt”(84). Najmah is still in total shock and hopeless and she doesn't know what is best to do, so she just listens to Khalida and Akhtar. (STEWE-2) Once they cut her hair and were ready to start their journey, Najmah realizes that she will
“A word is worth one coin, silence is worth two”-the Talmud. When Danny and Reuven we’re friends they had each other to talk to and then in college they had nobody, In the book “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok, It talks about how silence can bring to sides together and hurt and help you.
(MIP-2) Secondly, Najmah’s mindset is adjusted once she knows what her goal is, which was ultimately shaped due to the loss of her father and brother. (SIP-A) Najmah starts to regain her focus and sets a goal for herself due to her need of reuniting with
(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.
They are all in shock about Nujoods story. Mohammad then tells Nujood that to his knowledge and throughout his career he has never seen a young girl show up to the court house looking for a divorce until now. It all came back to the cultures and family honor. Abdel Wahed decides to take Nujood in as a guest into his home with his family so she does not have to go back to her abusive husband. The family takes her in and treats her like she’s their own child. She’s amazed at the luxury they are living but it still unsettles her to sleep because she’s scared she’ll be ripped from her sleep and taken back to her husband.
Is silence really golden? Paul Simon, the writer of the song “The Sound of Silence”, demonstrates the issue of silence using many different techniques to relay his message. The message that the narrator of the song is trying to convey is that people are ignorant and oblivious to the silence and ultimately what is happening around them. The use of tone, personification, and rhyme allows this message of the song to be heard by the listener.
Najwa, Suleiman's mom, as she like to say, lost her freedom when she was just 14 years old. She had been forced to marry a completely strange man who was 9 years older than her even though she wanted to complete her education first. She being the girl was not even allowed to reject the marriage or even argue to defend herself. "The High Council decided my fate" (144). When she says "High Council" it meant all the males in the house – her
She was attacked by some men when she was twelve, because of her older brother Rahman that was accused of doing bad things to a girl. They were trying to get revenge from Rahman’s little sister Nadira. Which they left a scar on her face and other parts of her body. After her father died, Nadira, Umar, and her mother moved in with her mother’s brother Rubel’s. She is only allowed to work as a servant and cook, and she rarely gets to see her mother and younger brother. Nadira finds out that her brother Umar was kidnapped, her mother believed that her brother sold him to some men that train them to become a camel jockey. She does whatever she can to find her youngest brother Umar. At the beginning she was really upset about it, but then she is determined to go out and look for him in the dessert by dressing up as a boy. “I felt as through the pieces of dust that had been me were coalescing into a whirlwind of intention. And my intentions was to find my little brother and bring him home.” (Antieau 75). She cuts her hair off and dresses like a boy. Then she goes out and sells herself to see if she can find him in a camel race. After competing in a race and winning she sees her brother Umar. They begged the boss to let them go free, which they did and all the other children
Amma could not bear life anymore and choose to end her life. She chooses. She had a choice. Also, the death of her son. “God decided. She thought about How You Were Left to Your Fate. See! It made no difference. Amma did nothing to save her. And she lived. It was in God’s hands.” She understands and knows that if she had not brought the baby to the hospital. He, Raqib, would have died. She begins to think, she realizes, she cannot leave her fate to be decided by other anymore. She realizes she has the power. The ability. The will. “For a glorious moment it was clear that clothes, not fate, made her life.” Nazneen gets shaken by the thought, the feeling, that she is being restrained by something, something like her sari which defined who she was and what she could
Najmah didn't trust Nusrat when she first met her.(SIP-A) When Nusrat had found out Najmah was a girl, Najmah wanted to escape and leave because she was afraid that Nusrat could tell someone that she was a girl. (STEWE-1)“The child stands and looks quickly around the room as if searching for an escape route” (Staples 193). “ continues to watch with eyes of suspicion”(194). (STEWE-2) “She tells Nusrat the entire story in a flat tone with no feelings showing through the simple,horrible, words”(208). When Najmah meets Nusrat, she doesn't trust her completely, and she feels like she has to say her story so maybe her father and brother can find her.“It is difficult to know who to trust.I don't know if I can trust you. But I have no choice. If nobody knows my story , then my father and brother will not find me - if they're still alive. So I had to let my tongue tell, you this story”(209). (SIB)When Nusrat asked Najmah about where she came from, she has no feeling to her words, which was a sign of Najmah PTSD.
Najmah did all she could to care for her pregnant mother, her mother's needs came before hers, she learned to wake herself up, and do the necessary things she needed to do to keep her and her mother alive, such as tending the fields, animals, and providing her mother and herself with enough food for them to survive off of. (SIP-B) Najmah is angry with her uncle, her father and brother were taken and forced to fight, while her uncle stayed behind, and is prepared to take their land as soon as something happens to Najmah and her mother. (STEWE-1) Najmah was focused on her father’s last wish, she told herself she must stay in Kunduz, at their home, no matter what dangers she is faced with. “My anger heats even more to think he finds it funny that Baby-jan and Nur have been taken away, while he has managed to stay behind. I hate him for thinking my mother and I would run away, so that he might steal our land” (Staples 59). Najmah is very frustrated with her uncle and how he was able to stay behind. She promises herself she won't leave her family's land, she will do anything to keep her land away from others, it is her
On 20th October another selling cookies took place in our academy but with longer and even more interesting process of making and organising than before. With a bit help from teacher, the students from Year 9 had to cook and decorate the buns and biscuits by themselves.
(AGG) Najmah has lost her voice physically and emotionally due to conflict. (BS-1) Najmah loses her voice literally and loses the ability to make her own decisions due to conflict and then Najmah gains her voice back literally and she makes her own decisions for herself. (BS-2) While Najmah doesn't have her voice and when she does she uses both not using her and voice and using her voice as a tool. (BS-3) Due to conflict Najmah loses her voice but then regains it. (TS) the book “Under the Persimmon Tree” shows how conflict causes Najmah to lose her voice and the ability to make her own decisions and then get her voice and the ability to make her own decisions again.
I have a one-year-old named, mylah. communicating with her or getting her to do things is pretty difficult since she is one and she can’t really communicate with words. she does however point, cry, or grab things she wants or needs. She’s a really smart baby. She listens to what her father and I are saying, but just tries to act dumb and ignore us.
When one thinks of great playwrights that have changed the theatre the first name that one may think of is Shakespeare. Everyone will agree that he was great at what he did. One person’s work that many people may not recognize is August Strindberg. “The Stronger” by August Strindberg is one of his best one-act plays. Not only is “The Stronger” a great one act, it also only uses the voice of one actor. Strindberg’s “The Stronger” is based on the conversation between two women. The names of the women are never mentioned, so reader and interpreters just give the characters the names “Mrs. X” and “Miss Y.” During the one act play, Mrs. X speaks the entire time. Mrs. X first runs into Miss Y at a bar/restaurant. The conversation starts off pretty innocent as Mrs. X tells Miss Y about the gifts that Mrs. X bought for her children and husband. When Mrs. X mentioned her husband, she began to tell Miss Y that she could have had a husband and children by now. As their one-sided conversation escalates into Mrs. X telling Miss Y about all the women who try to seduce her husband, she informs Miss Y that she knows about Miss Y’s and Mrs. X’s husband’s affair. Mrs. X slowly realizes that her husband’s new fixations come from the intimate time that he had spent with Miss Y. This realization could be a possible lead to why Mrs. X unconsciously changed herself to become as much like Miss Y as she could be. One may
(AGG) As a young girl, Nusrat had a loving, and caring family, she then made the mistake of leaving, them, and eventually comes back. (BS-1) In the novel, Nusrat loses her sister Margaret, which causes her to remember her old life and family. (BS-2) After the big loss of her sister, Nusrat goes on with life and meets her soulmate, Faiz. (BS-3) Faiz then leaves for war, and dies, which then causes Nusrat to face her unaccepting parents, and return home. (TS) During this novel, Nusrat struggles to connect and be heard by her family, then eventually faces reality, and returns home.