Thursday, February 26, 2015

Of Images and Ideas

Today, we explored photographs from Kabul, Afghanistan. We saw pictures of the rich history and heritage of the capital city of Afghanistan, and yet we also saw images of life under the Taliban rule. Afterwards, you each chose a side to discuss and debate the presence of American and foreign forces in Afghanistan.

I appreciated your sensitive, insightful, and astute comments--in many cases based on the current news articles about Afghanistan that you found, annotated, and shared with us in class.

For tonight, read through Chapter 3 of The Breadwinner, and afterwards, make a prediction, below, about what will happen to Parvana's father. Do you think he will be released from prison? Detained? Something worse? Share your idea and why you think so, below.


72 comments:

  1. I think that Parvana's father will be beaten and tortured a lot, but I also think that he will eventually be released from prison. I think that his family and Parvana will come to save him.
    --Pasha Sahin

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  2. Yes, i think Parvana's father will get released out of jail. I don't think they will do anything extremely bad to him because he didn't do anything extreme. But when they release him, i think he will be very weak.


    -Devin Patel

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  3. I think he will be detained because why would they arrest him and just let him go for no reason. Or they could execute him because he is an Afghan and they are at war with the Afghans.

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  4. I think Parvana's father will be released from the prison, but he will be badly injured and not able to walk at all anymore. I think this because a lot of the story revolves around him.
    Grace Acton

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  5. I do not think Parvana's father will be released from prison anytime soon; but I don't think anything worse will happen to him either.
    Fiona Morrison

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  6. I do not think he is going to be released anytime soon becuase the taliban don't seem like they would forgive someone they think has violated their law.
    -Tessa

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  7. I think that Parvana's father will be beat up and then released. I don't think he committed an extremely offensive insult to the Taliban so I think they will do something drastic in public, like cut a finger, or a toe and then release him.
    -Meenu Ramakrishnan B Block
    (First comment!)

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  8. I think that Parvana's father will stay in jail fo rhe entire book, because since the guards weren't letting him out then, the chances are slim that they will ever let him out. Also, there is no chance of him escaping because he only has one leg, and he left his walking stick at his home.
    -Anna Shlimak

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  9. I think it will be a happy ending story and father will be returned at the end of the book.
    @clayton_13_ (clayton hanlon)

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  10. I think that he will eventually get out of prison; after the rest of the family work very hard and get beat many times.

    - Vivien J

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  11. I think that parvanas father will get in trouble because paravanas mother and sister tried to get him out of jail so I believe that now that five on his mother and sister wentThe punishment will be much worse than it would've been before. I think that farther will be killed/ in hair parvanas sister will be hit and the mother will be killed or beaten.

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  12. I think that the father will eventually be released from prison, but I'm not really sure how long it will take. Even though he didn't commit any sort of crime, its obvious that it isn't as easy as demanding that someone be released from prison and the guard saying "Oh, I apologize for the inconvenience, he will now be released." I do think he will get released, but we can't really be sure exactly how soon.

    --Shea Oldham
    (Mr. Reynolds favorite) :)

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  13. I don't think Parvana's father will be released from prison, but I don't think they will do "something worse" to him either, unless he provokes the Taliban. I think they will just keep him in prison.

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  14. i do not think he will be released because the taliban is really stubborn,it seems,and so they will not release him because they think he is breaking all of their rules.
    --Emily Rypinski

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  15. I think they would kill him. Because they already are killing people for no reason. Now that they have a reason for him to get killed. There reason is not really a good reason to kill someone. But there reasons are for things that are really small. But I hope that they release him.
    -Alondra Pacheco Flores

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  16. I think they will not let him out of jail because i think the daughter i going to have to make all the money that is why the book is called breadwinner.
    -David Sampson

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  17. I think that Parvanas father will get out of jail but not after a long time. I think that he will be in there for about 3-4 years at least. I think this because when they lose a lot of control they will release a lot of the people who committed smaller crimes.

    Natalie L'Ecuyer

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  18. I believe Parvana's father will not be released; and if he is it won't be until near the end of the book. I think this because of how the guards of the prison acted towards Parvana and her mother. Even Parvana dressed as a boy wouldn't shake them in my opinion. They don't care about how the people feel, they just do as their told and if anyone tries to stand up to them they attack.
    -Gwyneth Smedley

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  19. I think that the Taliban has imprisoned Father, and may execute him or just keep him in prison because they don't want him giving ideas to the people.
    --Collin Burns--

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  20. Yes because I sort of finished the book.....

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  21. I think he will be tortured because he had a British education.

    -jack hunnewell

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  22. I think that the father will hopefully be released from prison.
    Julia Proteau

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  23. i think he will be hanged for his crimes. I think this because the Taliban have executed so many

    --Sean McNamara

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  24. I predict that parvana's dad will not released until he stays there until he gives what he has to do to the community even though he did not do anything.

    --Olivia Gomez

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  25. I think Parvana's dad will not be let go until a man comes in and says he needs to be released. I think Parvana will be the moneymaker.

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  26. I think that they will do something like public tortue. i hope they dont because that is awful. I dont think they will kill Her father because he didnt really do anything that bad. all he did was have an education.
    ~ Cierra Wilkins

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  27. I think that Parvana's father will end up being kept in jail and might be tortured by the Taliban or forced to read something to try and make him join the Taliban. And to save her father, maybe at the last minute Parvara might become a hero to her father.

    ~Caroline Mara~

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  28. I think that he would be kept in prison forever, due to the fact that he was teaching kids foreign stuff from the U.K. Therefore, they would just jeep him away from trying these type of things. The only way for them to release him from prison is for the U.S to take down the tailiban once, and for all.
    -Tommy Wacek

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  29. I think Parvana's father will be detained. I think he will stay in jail, but eventually be released. I think he'll be detained because I don't think that having an education is one of the things that they'll kill someone for and it's not something that they will just let him go. I mean if they wanted to he could have been killed right in front of Parvana and her family.
    -Angela Xing

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  30. I think that Parvana's father will eventually be released. He might have to stay in prison for a long time, and Parvana's family will probably undergo some hard times while he is in prison, but I believe he will eventually be released. True, the Taliban don't like any foreign influence in their country, but I don't think this issue is as big to them as some other issues involving mainly the women. I certainly don't think Parvana's father will be executed for having a foreign education.
    --Shreya Kumar

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  31. I think that Parvana's father will eventually be released. He might have to stay in prison for a long time, and Parvana's family will probably undergo some hard times while he is in prison, but I believe he will eventually be released. True, the Taliban don't like any foreign influence in their country, but I don't think this issue is as big to them as some other issues involving mainly the women. I certainly don't think Parvana's father will be executed for having a foreign education.
    --Shreya Kumar

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  32. I think that the father is being detained because before we started the book you said that Parvana will have to provide for her family; that must mean that the father is either extremely sick, hurt, or still detained.

    ~Magnus Miller

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  33. I don;t think that the soldiers will release their dad. at the end of chapter 3 it didn't sound like the soldiers had any desire to even speak with parvanna and her mother.

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  34. no i don't think they will let him go I think they might torture him then send him back to jail.
    -jacob

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  35. I don't think Parvana's father will be released from prison because I don't think the Taliban would just let him go if they think that he has "foreign ideas". They might think that this would encourage him to defy them and they want to prevent any uprisings.

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  36. i think he will be executed in public at the soccer stadium
    --robert arellano

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  37. I think there will be a time in the book when Father and the family attempt to get him out of prison, bet gets caught in the process. Because this is a series, I think the author creates a larger problem for all the characters to solve in the later books. In this book however, I believe that Father will make contact with his family and at least try to become free of the prison.

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  38. I believe they are going to use Parvana's father and his reading ability for there own good. Most of the people in Afghanistan can not read, this might mean that the Taliban can't read as well. He might be used to write and read things for them, almost like a personal slave.
    --Anna Laursen

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  39. I think that they will detain her father because the Taliban soldiers have just about no respect for women and they don't have a male old enough to probably convince them to let their father go. Also I think they may be scared to go back again to help try and save her father because last time she did this they got kind of injured.

    Stefan Scornavacca

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  40. I do not think think that Parvana's father will be released from prison. The Taliban seem very stubborn towards foreigners. For example, my article was talking about how the Afghan goverment is planning on having a peace talk with the Taliban as early as March. The reason this wasn't an option earlier was because the Taliban was refusing to talk with the U.S in their country. The Taliban think that the Afghan goverment is supported by the U.S. They will probably keep Parvana's father in prison as long as they "feel like it."

    ~Lwiza AitDowd

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  41. I don't think that they will release Parvana's father from prison. I think that Parvana will have to get a job and earn money for the family until her brother is old enough to start working.
    -George Earnest

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  42. i think he will be kept in the prison until the end ~~ Thomas Gibbons~~

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  43. I predict that the father will be sent to the soccer arena to be tortured at half time in front of the public. I think this because not only did the father get a foreign education that the Taliban doesn't approve, but he dislikes the Taliban and doesn't really seem like the type to keep quiet about how much he is against them. I believe they will punish him for both.

    -- Allie Hunter

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  44. I think that her father will not be released. I think this because he is seen as a threat. He can read in English and the solders don't like that.

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  45. i don't know what will happen to parvanas father and i don't think he is even at the prison but if i where to guess what happens it would probably be that a friend or relative might help get father and bring him back to his family.

    HenryHays

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  46. i think Parvana's father will be kept in jail by the Taliban because the Taliban did not just let people out of jail.
    -Paul Witmer

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  47. I think that Parvana's father won't be released from prison, but I don't think that they will torture or kill him.
    -Rachel Shrives

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  48. I think that Parvana's father will be detained at least for most of the book because the Taliban are really nefarious and won't want to let him go. I think at the end of the book Parvana will probably find a way to get him out but he will be weak and thin and the family will have to nurse him back to health.
    --Emmalyn Mirarchi

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  49. I think Parvana's father will be released from jail after being beaten and tortured because he what he did was not supposed to be harmful or bad to anyone.

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  50. I think the father will not be released because the Taliban will not just let home go, they have to know he is not a threat or else they wouldn't be seen as dangerous people
    --Lucy Bodtman

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  51. I don't think its impossible for him to get out of jail, just very unlikely. Because although their laws are different than ours both places wont bend the laws for certain people. So its unlikely that they would let the father out of jail.

    -- Kellie Sundeen

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  52. I think Parvana's father will be in jail for a long time and Parvana's family will not know when he will be released. I think this because the Taliban arrested so many people they just loose track of who did what and just assume that everyone has done something terribly wrong.

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  53. I think Parvana's father will be kept in jail for now. A simple thing like not being able to read changes someones perception of things. Like Parvana mentioned, most of the Taliban are illiterate. This means that they are unwilling to pick up and learn a trade such as reading and they are less understanding of other people's views, such as a writer's. This idea is blown up when Parvana's father's life is at risk. The Taliban has a limited understanding of situations, and believes that only one thing will solve it. Their way.
    --Raiya Suliman

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  54. I don’t think that the Taliban will just let father go because they wouldn’t have put him in jail in the first place if that was the case. I think they will either severely injure him or maybe even kill him because of where he came from.

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  55. I think that Parvana's father will not be released from jail. That is why Parvana will have to dress like a boy and become the "breadwinner" for her family. by the end of the book, I think Parvana's father will be released from jail.
    ~Riley Neville~

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  56. I think they will end up killing him because he will try to escape jail. I think this because nobody wants to look at a wall 24 hours a day

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  57. I think that the father will be kept in jail and not released because the taliban would not release prisoners to be with their family
    -Bridget

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  58. I think father will be kept in jail because they do not just let people go.

    -- Mark Goldsher

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  59. I think that they will use parvanas father as an example and whip in public because of his "forien ideas".

    Dwight Childers

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  60. I do not think Parvana's father will be let out of jail since for them, it would be bending the rules and they were incredibly strict. Parvana's family will be lucky if father isn't killed. even if he was let go, his family wouldn't know and he'd have a hard time getting home since he left his walking stick there. -Ted Justicz

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  61. Will not let him go with our email really see him. This being a male relative which will release father to the family.
    Dylan Ashe

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  62. I think Parvana and her family will do something drastic to get her father out of jail.

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  63. i think he will be held for a long time
    --Isaac noble

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  64. Will BardenheuerMarch 1, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    I think they might let him out of prison after about a month or two, and in the mean time, Parvana will become the breadwinner.

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  65. I do not think that father will be let out of prison just because the Taliban that we saw earlier in the book were extremly strict and most likely will not release but either beat him or decapitate him.

    -Christopher Pickreign

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  66. I think that America will storm Afghanistan and free all of the prisoners in the jails around the country. I think that this will happen around the end of the book.

    --mtbulsk (Max Trabulsi)

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  67. I think that Parvana's father will not be let out out if jail till the end of the book, because if he died the author probably would've said that on the back of the book instead of saying he was just in jail. Also i think he won't be released till the end of the book because Parvana has to be a bread winner, but if her father was released he would continue making the money; not her.
    ~Olivia Noyes

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  68. I think that the Taliban thinks he's a spy because they asked why he went to collage in England. So they might kill him because they're the Taliban.

    Nathaniel Rogers

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  69. I dont think Father is going to be released for a while, because the gards are probably upset with them right now.

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  70. I think the father will go to jail for many and then he would go on a rampage because he goes insane.
    --Tom Hart

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