Effects of War orViolence on Human Behavior Jessica Berrios
Violence in Afghanistan Civil War (1929), Civil War (1978), Soviet War in Afghanistan (1979), Civil War (1989), Civil War (1992), Civil War (1996), War in Afghanistan (2001) Full of violence due to customs that have been in the culture for centuries Religion
Effects War and violence can create: – Weak Individuals – Courageous Fighters – Cold Hearted Monsters
Mariam Violence in childhood Marriage to Rasheed – Abuse Weak until Laila came Violence drove her to her death – Taliban
Laila Mother’s neglect after her brothers are killed at war Physical abuse of Rasheed – Motivation ( Children, Tariq, Mariam) Fighter Violence made her stronger and she was able to move on with her life
Rasheed Most likely grew up watching family members abuse women He was never taught that is was wrong He did what he saw and what he was taught to do Violence he saw in his life turned him into a monster
Connection to The Kite Runner The kids were taught to not be friends with Hazaras and were highly ddiscriminated against. – Hassan and Amir couldn’t have a good relationship – Hassan raped by Aseef – Children (boys) must also be taught that women are less than men and that they must obey men’s orders or there would be consequences
Questions Can Rasheed’s actions be justified because of his circumstances? ( Does the “why” matter?) Can the murder of Rasheed be justified due to the circumstances? (Does the “why” matter?) Would Laila’s outcome still be the same if Rasheed hadn’t been violent in their marriage? Was Mariam’s will to turn herself in a form of strength or weakness?