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j50904 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM via web

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Swallows of Kabul -

Can anyone help with this question?  I have a general idea but I want to see if I'm on the right path.  Write an essay in which you discuss how the two couples follow different paths to maintain their personal choice (freedom) despite the political and cultural conditions (fate) in which they live.

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currerbell | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted April 27, 2013 at 2:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Consider how Mohsen's life and livelihood is decimated by the Taliban.  Moshen is the adult son of well-to-do shopkeepers. He loses his livelihood to the new regime. Mohsen's beautiful wife Zunaira had been a talented teacher in the time before the Taliban's rule. Now she is virtually imprisoned in her home by the strict rules of sect.  

Compare Mohsen and Zunaira's lives to those of Moshen and Zuraira. to Atiq and Musarrat.  Atiq, a prison guard, has embraced the rule of the Taliban. His wife, Musarrat, had once rescued Attiq but now she is terribly ill, both in body and in spirit. 

 

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