She was named Homa and she escaped from Mazar-e-Sharifa because of a Taliban attack. They were descendants of rich, prestigious families. Kabul used to be a beautiful city and Nooria remembered it but Parvana only knows it as a torn down town. Parvana left the house just to help her father get to the market because he lost his leg. Except for the problems of countries far away she also wrote about the problems of her homeland Canada. The war in Afghanistan was raging on for 20 years. If Parvana were to become sick, her family would + not be able to function as her mother is not well, Father is in prision, her younger + siblings cannot do anything, Nooria is to old to go outside by herself and Ms.
But she was surprised to find that this thought gave her no pleasure. One day, while she was walking home, she saw her father sitting on some stairs and she was extremely happy. They walked through town and they stumbled upon a stadium where they decided to sell gums and cigarettes. While she was sitting next to her father she saw a lot of things. Now they became so poor that they live in a small room.
Before she left, Weera gave Parvana a magazine and told her to tell her mother that because of that magazine people knew what was going on in Afghanistan. Deborah constantly moved around with her family and on her journeys, she decided to write down the stories of the people she met. I can make her as miserable as she makes me. If Parvana didn't obey her, she would have to go for food herself. Shauzia told her that she was saving money to go to France in spring. Take our free The Breadwinner quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge. She never went to the market alone.
The customers often asked her father to read the letters they got because many people were illiterate. Skull and his four friends staring at her. Each sound made Parvana hopeful and fearful at the same time. We are introduced to a family that lives together in a room because their luxurious house was destroyed by a bomb. She wanted to know where it came from.
GradeSaver, 19 December 2018 Web. One day Parvana saw her father. They would meet up every day on the market. In the end, the man asked who that boy was. A Taliban stopped her but she ran away. There she heard a woman crying.
The characters in the story are Parvana, Nooria, father, mother, Maryam and Ali. Weera took care of her mother and got the some fresh water. She was boys selling tea and in one of them, she recognized her friend who was also dressing up like a boy. Parvana was hit with the stick as a form of + punishment because she was shopping without a male escort. She crawled onto the toshak, covered herself with a quilt and resolved to stay there forever. They came to a severely bombarded place where a cemetery was.
Since Mother and Nooria can't go without a male escort, and Maryam and Ali are to small to go to the market, which leaves Parvana as the only family memeber who is able to buy food. She helped her father get to the market to sell and the Taliban allowed it. The days went by and nothing important happened. This + shows +us that Parvana is the best family member to buy the + food now. She ran faster that the wind and accidentally bumped into one of her neighbors Weera who was just headed to her mother. Now, I've got her, Parvana thought.
Mother began to defend him but they hit her with a gun over the head and she fell to the ground. They were supposed to go bones digging. So, if Parvana or anyoine were to drink this water before + it is boiled, they will become sick. Characters: Parvana, her parents, Nooria, Weera, Shauzia, Maryam, Ali, Homa Characters Analysis Parvana 1- 11 years old girl that lived with her family in Kabul. However, since the Taliban militia is ruling Afghanistan, girls can't go to school.
Parvana walked out and realized that nobody was paying attention to her and she bought some rice and tee with no problems. She looked at Maryam, whose cheeks were already beginning to look hollow, and who hadn't been in the sunshine in such a long time. Parvana invited her to her apartment to greet her family. The woman from the window kept on throwing her gifts and Parvana planted a flower on the spot where she used to sell her items because she was leaving for Mazal with her father. Parvana saw that they decided to sell her favorite clothes and she confronted them about it. Her time spent amongst the salesman and her father helped her later on when the Taliban took away her father to prison. The window which is near the top of the wall was supposed to be covered in black paint, so that no one would be able to see the women inside the house, but father said that it was so small and high, that no one would be able to see them.
Weera + she fled the marketplace. He was killed by a mine when he was 14 and Parvana was a baby then. Parvana insists that they remember this moment so that they never take their fortune for granted again, showing a maturity that she did not have at the beginning of the book. Parvana's + father is in prison and her mother is very depressed and cannot do anything. They sold everything they could on the market. The courage of Malali is used as a rallying point for the women of Afghanistan, who must also remain brave in the face of Taliban rule.