“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khalid Hosseini Summary It is the year 1952 and autumn is coming to a fictional village of Afghanistan called Shadbagh. The prospect is sufficiently miserable. Lacking central heating and adequate food, some small child is liable to perish. One of the villagers, Saboor, tells his children a story to this effect. A monster called a div, with horns and tail and shining red eyes, invades the village one day, according to this story “Families would pray that the div would bypass their home, for they knew that if the div taped on their roof, they would have to give it one child.” The main thread is the story of Saboor and his descendants, with Abdullah ending up in the United States owning a restaurant called Abe’s Kebab House.
M1: Case Study Joana Joana is in her 80’s and lives alone just off a busy main road. Two years ago local children mounted a series of attacks on her house: stink bombs through the letter box, and so on. “I got to the point where I didn’t bother answering the door. They were forever taunting me. I felt under siege.
She also remember the announcement on television about the death of Dr. King in1968, the telephone ringing while the news was been reported and it was her sister calling to say turn the T.V on Dr. king is dead, they killed him as she fell to the floor. At age 40 she Lena completed college and received her masters degree in education and taught seventh grade math and health. The children left home some went to college and the military, got married, had children, bought homes ECT. At age 50 Lena found out she had a brain tumor and had to be hospitalized and had brain surgery. For a year after surgery she suffered from an speech impairment and had to learn how to speak again.
Sarah, having dealt with the things that she has dealt with, has evolved into heck of woman. When she was young, she was abused by her mentally unstable father. Sarah had told everybody that her mom accidently spilled a bowl of boiled spaghetti on her, but in reality her father burned her face with a wood stove at the age of three. No three year old should have to go through what has happened to Sarah;
Parvana’s journey also suggests that when you go on journeys changes happen, which happens when Parvana found her long lost mother and sisters but lost her dear friend Leila at the end of the journey. Also when they 4 children Asif, Leila, Hassan, and Parvana had life easy at Leila’s grandmother’s house, that all changed in a tragic night when the rockets fired by the Taliban blew up Leila’s grandmothers house killing the grandma and destroying the house (the children’s secret paradise where there was enough food to eat). This suggests that changes happen in a journey. In Parvana’s Journey Parvana changes her character and adapted to the journey, “I’m tired of having to do all the remembering I want someone else to do all the remembering”. She went on to find her family.
Hans and Rosa began to hide a Jewish man, Max Vandenburg, in their basement until Hans made a mistake that forced Max to leave before the authorities came and found him. Alex Steiner, Rudy’s father, also made a mistake that threatened the authority of the Nazi party and he and Hans were drafted into the military. Hans broke his leg and was allowed to come back home to Molching. Late one night, while Liesel was in their basement writing an autobiography, the poorer part of Molching was bombed, where she happened to live and everyone was killed, except Liesel. First of all, the book provided me with many, somewhat random out of context, but interesting facts about what went on outside of the fictional story of Liesel Meminger.
Ideas on Anne Bradstreet’s “Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” a. Anne Bradstreet’s poem from personal experience “Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” was published in 1867. a. Anne Bradstreet was awakened in the night to find her house on fire. She not only witnessed her home, but all of her possessions being consumed by the fire. She sadly recounts particular items and the place they once had in the house. However, her tone quickly changes from sadness of things lost to appreciation of what lies ahead. Bradstreet gives glory to God once she refocuses on the heavenly home she will inherit.
On September 11, 2006 I broke my neck cheerleading, my less then coordinated flyer fell on top of me crushing my head into cement to rupture one of my vertebrae’s. When I woke up in the hospital, I was left in a hallway for over three hours after my cat scans and x-rays at Strong Memorial Hospital. For some reason they had forgotten that I was in the hallway, once I returned back to my room which I shared with a drunk girl who was receiving fluids. She would not stop screaming and embarrassing herself, but I was embarrassed I broke my neck because some girl fell on me. Then they put me in my own private room, which I wasn’t even allowed to move and the TV was too low to even see because I was strapped down to the bed.
The same building that her husband works at and the same building that offers a daycare for her young children to stay at while she works. Her knees go weak and she falls to the ground. At 9:02 am, on April 19, 1995, a bomb sitting in a van below the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City exploded, killing 168 and wounding over 500 more. Now imagine the pain this woman feels.
She watched hangings and group suicides that were too graphic to describe. She had to endure the odor of burning and decomposing bodies, gas chambers and crematoriums in full operation. For five long years she eye witnessed unreasonable beatings and starvation. She saw mothers with their dead babies in their arms who were not allowed to bury them. Their little bodies were eventually thrown in a big pile as if they were a piece of garbage.