The Breadwinner • Chapter One

Today, we listened to the first chapter of The Breadwinner, here are some answers to some questions I was asked. 

I think Parvana’s family’s life has changed very roughly over the last 10 years. As soon as the bombing started, they had to change their location to live a lot, and I would get really stressed out if I had to do that. I imagine they also got really stressed out. Its been over a year since the mother and the children, have been outside except for Parvana. If I wasn’t allowed to leave my house, I’m going to be honest, I think I would go crazy. If the day ever came when I was allowed to leave my house, I would probably be afraid of everything because I have been trapped inside a house forever. I would forget what sun light looked like so I would feel blind. If I wasn’t allowed to go to school, again, I’m going to be honest, the first day would feel like I won the lottery. As I get past the first week I would probably be sitting in a corner not knowing what to do. The first year, my parents would have to figure out something for me because they would get sick of me complaining all the time. I have learned that the Taliban didn’t let women leave their homes, and people weren’t allowed to go to school.

Im just curious though, what do they have against women?