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The Breadwinner - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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The destruction caused by war is seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old in the novel “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis. Parvana’s story includes themes such as the unjust treatment of women by the Taliban, the changes made in Kabul because of the war, and the lack of education in the area. Despite the hostile environment around her, Parvana still noticed act of kindness and humanity among the people.

Although she was a girl, Parvana went to the Kabul market with her father each day to help him walk. The only reason Parvana was allowed outside was because her father’s missing leg made it hard for him to walk without help. Taliban orders stated that all women should stay inside. Girls were not allowed to go to school. Parvana’s mother had been fired from her job. Her father had lost his...

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