https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9701081 – health rights and stats http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GGGR_2017.pdf – rankings and details world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_rights_in_Afghanistan – rights as a whole http://www.un.org/events/women/2002/sit.htm Speech topic: Why you wouldn’t want to be a woman if Afghanistan “It’s a question of control and power. You use religion, you use culture, you use tradition, you use gender to keep the power, to […]

(notes on google doc) “It’s a question of control and power. You use religion, you use culture, you use tradition, you use gender to keep the power, to keep control.”  – Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission Why you wouldn’t want to be a woman in Afghanistan. Today in New Zealand, we […]

The Intouchables – Movie based on true story                                                                                Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano    […]

Introduction Paragraph one –  foreshadowing Paragraph two – narrative point of view Paragraph three – symbolism Conclusion Quotes to use: “I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today.”  Baba: “There is something missing in that boy.” … “And […]

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Analyse how language features were used to capture the reader’s imagination.                                 – Amir’s narrative point of view                                                […]

Importance of Setting Social Castes – Amir = high caste (Pashtun) and Hasaan = low caste (Hazara). Historical – just before the Russian invasion. Cultural – Islamic country Political – Baba was a powerful figure in Kabul Society Explain the importance of setting (historical, social, cultural and political), and it’s influence on how the narrator (Amir) […]

Forgive? But theft was the one unforgivable sin, the common denominator of all sins. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to […]

Events after the 1st turning point Amir barely sees Hassan Hassan’s withdrawn and sleeps a lot Amir and Baba’s relationship is better “It shouldn’t have felt this way. Baba and I were finally friends… Except now that I had it, I felt as empty as this unkept pool I was dangling my legs into.” Explain […]

CHAPTER 7 The first main turning point in the novel is Amir witnessing Hassan getting raped and making the decision to do nothing. Amir just wanted to get the kite to please Baba. Hosseini has built up to this event by foreshadowing that something will happen that will change their lives forever in a negative […]