Najaf Character Analysis

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In times on conflict people can respond in extraordinary ways Conflict comes in a variety of forms – ranging from wars in foreign lands, among friends and occasionally within. It is an undoubtable fact that these trials in any of their abundant shapes are an inevitable aspect of daily human life, no matter how much we desire for tranquillity and peacefulness in our world. However, it is often through our grief and hardship that we dig deep and react in extraordinary and inspirational ways. Nick Vujicic once said “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” Conflict certainly pushes us to our utmost capabilities in the face of enormous difficulty. Conflict and war is a component…show more content…
In the book “The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif,” Najaf Mazari is faced with intense conflict within himself, with his country and even within people around him. During Najaf’s life in Afghanistan, numerous civil wars and international wars were fought. Wars in Afghanistan, like others around the world, are frequently fought on the foundation of achieving a better state of relationships for the country, such as a fairer government or the removal of terrorism. Najaf has been through all sorts of conflict, from where he was a young boy in Afghanistan to opening his Rugmaker store in Prahran, Australia. Najaf first encountered conflict when his beloved elder brother passed away to a sniper attack. He was forced to take on new responsibilities and roles within the family. When he was a young teenager, his house was hit by a mortar attack which severely damaged his leg. This caused him severe grief and pain but he was forced to fight on. His leg took him over six months to heal and he found it difficult to cope as he saw himself as a big burden on his family which caused him more…show more content…
Lance Armstrong did not show determination and courage when he was faced with conflict. He had supposedly won 7 Tour de France titles before he was stripped of every one of them. The conflict really comes into play with Armstrong, is that besides the fact that he cheated on his cycling career, he was also provided with a large amount of money to help with his cancer research. Lance started his own foundation named ‘Livestrong Foundation’ which provided cancer victims hope for survival. Lance had tested positive to using performance enhancing substances which banned him from cycling for life by the Union Cycliste Internationale and the USADA. “Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests,” Lance fought this conflict with himself and everyone else for over 10 years with no result. He was pleaded guilty of using the enhancing drugs and he did win the Tour de France titles because of them. The large sum of evidence stacked up against Lance forced him to give up and not show resilience to conflict when faced. Armstrong had later stepped down as the head of his own foundation, ‘Livestrong Foundation’, which provided more evidence proving that Lance did not react in a surprising way towards conflict. Lance’s fallout from all this, forced Nike to resign him as their sponsor. Armstrong was truly and utterly a story of two different people, one that helped millions
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