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Afghanistan was once a place of beauty and enjoyment however since the Taliban new laws have been enforced, the country is slowly degrading. Using the codes and convention for non-print, print, non-fiction and fiction; to analysis how different texts manipulate similar issues to produce a similar message.
All three of these texts, The Kite Runner by khaled Hosseini, Beneath the Veil by Saira Shah and “Execution of a teenage girl” from 4 Corners, all explore the main ideas of an Afghanistan life from different perspectives.
Undoubtedly, these texts manipulate the specific aspects of their own genres in order to influence the audience response. Imagine having no freedom to go for a walk down the street or yet even leave your own home. This is the oppression of human rights for women, since the Taliban regime was introduced into Afghanistan women are now unable to look after themselves and have no independents.
Women are seen as a lower class against men, this is an unjust society and every woman in the western world would be horrified if this was law in their country.
The Kite Runner is a male dominated novel about the male’s role in an Afghanistan society, the lack of input of women in this novel reinforces the lack of women’s rights. Soraya raises the issue of oppression through her conflicting past.
Although she knows now that her actions in Virginia were wrong, she wishes that this event was not going to haunt her for the rest of her life. Nevertheless Soraya’s character is strengthened by her own miss-actions. Through this text Soraya demonstrates a strong belief that the oppression of females is still occurrence in the Afghan community. Their sons go out to night clubs looking for meat and get their girlfriends… Oh, they’re jut men having fun! I make one mistake… and I have my face rubbed in it for the rest of my life. ” This quote from Soraya highlights the stereotype that the Afghanistan community has against the women in Afghanistan however the men can go on rampages and no one in the Afghanistan community will shake their heads in disproval. The Women’s Group of Afghanistan shows the daily routine of a woman life in Beneath the Veil. The title notifies the audience of how the women must hide themselves living beneath a veil.
The audience is shown the oppression of woman right when Saira Shah goes undercover. Doing this puts her self in great danger as now she is posing as an Afghani woman, not a foreign journalist. One of the many places the Revolutionary Group of the Women of Afghanistan (R. A. W. A) takes Saira Shah to is a secret local hidden from the Taliban. This is a school for girls, that is run by a female teacher that was banned from working once the Taliban regime was imposed. The running of this class is incredibly risky as quoted by the head female teacher “If they find out that we’re running a course here, they could hang us all”.
This quote re-enforces the oppression of the females of Afghanistan as it tell the audience that girls over twelve are barred from going to school. Giving girls no education so that mean are seen as more upper class because they know how to read and write were female are not taught to keep the feeling of women a lower class minority group. With reference to the title “Execution of a teenage girl” the author creates an image of pain and death, by allowing the audience to picture a young girl getting executed.
This also makes the audience think what her family and relatives were going through and if this unfortunate event ever happen in their own family how would they react. With using “girl” in the title it shows the western world the views of the Taliban against females. The using of this word singles out a population in Afghanistan that virtually have no rights at all. In most cases and in this particular case, a female was executed for sex outside marriage or adultery. However in these crimes two people have to play a part in this crime.
Conversely it continuously seems that the male will constantly get a lighter punishment. As revealed in “Execution of a teenage girl” the teenage girl was humiliated then hung were the man only was received eighty lashes. Just from the title of this article the audience can raise many questions. Towards whether their own opinions on the article would be true or false. The imagery that 4 Corners has produced in this text really forces the audience to visualise the traumatic event that unfold on the teenage girl.
An extract from the article quotes “a teenage girl was dragged through the town square” to her final destination before the ending of her life. In the minds of the audience it creates a dreadful scene of pain and anger, and immediately images flow into the audience of skin scrapping against the ground, the screeching screams from the young girl and the oblivious faces of the onlookers. This illustrates to the audience the oppression of female rights by the humility of the ‘dragging’ which presents the audience to feeling that this young teenage girl is unworthy of being in her own country or on earth at all.
The western audience has a certain stereotypy of the Taliban, with authors knowing this fact the texts have been manipulated for the audience response to the text by using various techniques to enhance the audience view on the Afghanistan culture, mostly highlighting the negative aspects of the Taliban. “We just wanted to show how much misery the Taliban policies are causing the Afghan people. Now the same policies have caused misery to the entire world”. Is how Saira Shah opens her documentary, a bold statement of the vast effect the Taliban has had on Afghanistan and the world.
The first opening footage of Beneath the Veil is manipulated to shock and disgust the audience. The audience is shown in slow motion the execution that is taking place on a soccer field during halftime. The manipulation of the camera is what gives the opening its desired effect. The slow motion of the execution creates suspense as the audience knows what the end result will be; however stay in tune with the documentary until it blacks out at the climax of the shot. Leaving the audience curious about the actions she has committed to deserve such an act of humility against her.
On every occasion that the Taliban is shown in this documentary in a negative way, hidden cameras have to be utilized as for the use of cameras around Taliban is forbidden. The applications of a hidden camera depict to the audience the risk of filming such an event and suggest to the audience that the control the Taliban has over its own country. This is why the Taliban has forced the preventing any evidence of the inhumane practices been shown to the rest of the world. Saira Shah, shows the emotion to draw her audience into the terror of the Taliban.
The act of her using children in her documentary exemplifies her point of the Taliban’s destruction. Children are represented as innocence and pure so when quotes are used from actual children it makes the audience empathise and feel sympathy towards the children who cannot control the day to day occurrences. This text makes the audience visual the painful and suffering of children by the by the vast number of children that share the same or similar traumatic events. The gruesome execution of a teenage girl provides the audience with an insight into how corrupt and stern the Taliban regime has become.
The author of “Execution of a Teenage Girl” uses emotive language to position the audience into thinking negatively towards the Taliban. It is described to the audience that those who knew Atefah Sahaaleh knew has as normal but needy teenager who had suffered a lot of tragedy in her life and was just looking for some one to love her. Which brings sorrow to the audience because the author positions the girl as being innocent and suffering for her loses, though this girl would know that she has obviously broken laws which the Taliban have enforced.
This is enlighten to the audience by the author suggesting that the fifty year old was the one to persuade the young girl into a relationship by giving the audience the feeling that this preyed on young girls such as Atefah Sahaaleh. This makes the Taliban unjust to the sentencing of this young girl to deaf because the man was the predator and was the one to start the relationship. Afghanistan is describes in The Kite Runner as a beautiful place in Amir’s eyes from a young age. However since the Amir and Baba left for America the Taliban had already started to destroy the natural beauty of Afghanistan.
The author depicts this change in the setting of Afghanistan to show the audience the negative result of the Taliban taking over power. Towards the end of the book Amir tells his driver that “I feel like a stranger in my own country” this creates a picture in the audience’s mind of the drastic measures the Taliban has taken to over rule a country, that someone who grew but in Afghanistan and lived there for around eighteen years cannot recognize many parts of his old country. This has a negative effect on the audience as this feeling of losing something precious to yourself; most of the audience could relate to losing precious item or memory.
This in turn makes the audience angry at the actions of the Taliban. Since the Taliban have taken over Afghanistan this country has started to fall. The new laws that have been in placed are over all barbaric. There is no wonder why the western world see the Taliban as a stringent authoritarian group at causes misery at every coner they turn. In the western world every person has the right for the opportunity to go to school, get their first job and be free and independent. This is an opportunity missed by most Afghan women and it breaks the audience hearts to see some of the mistreating and the humility of the women of Afghanistan.