You can't be like those "Modern women" because it embarrasses me and it spoils our pride and honor
Him? He's the guy that shot you with urine in a water gun? If so I'll show him.
Yes it's him, but don't hurt him Tariq.
I've been thinking about Aziza lately... and I might think that she is not our daughter. I don't know if I'm right, but if I am, then you'll see what happens
No! Don't do anything with her! She is our true daughter. She loves us and we care for her.
I picked this quote because it shows that Rasheed is slowly beginning to control Mariam through his intimidation. I think this quote also shows that Rasheed is trying to turn Mariam into what he wants. I think this because Rasheed doesn't want anybody else to see her face or say a word to anyone. He is also kinda controlling Mariam by threatening her to make her act the right way, since he says blood will be spilled
"'But I'm a different breed of man, Mariam. Where I come from, one wrong look, one improper word, and blood is spilled. Where I come from, a woman's face is her husband's business only. I want you to remember that. Do you understand?' Mariam nodded. When he extended the bag to her, she took it" (71).
"Laila didn't mean to tell him. She'd, in fact, decided that telling him would be a very bad idea. Someone would get hurt, because Tariq wouldn't be able to let it pass. But when they were on the street later, heading down to the bus stop, she saw Khadim again, leaning against a wall He was surrounded by his friends, thumbs hooked in his belt loops. He grinned at her defiantly. And so she told Tariq. The story spilled out of her mouth before she could stop it. 'He did what?' She told him again. He pointed to Khadim. 'Him? He's the one? You're sure?' 'I'm sure.' Tariq clenched his teeth and muttered something to himself in Pashto that Laila didn't catch. 'You wait here,' he said, in Farsi now. 'No, Tariq-' He was already crossing the street. Khadim was the first to see him. The others understood too when Tariq straightened up, standing on one leg. When he began hopping toward Khadim, then charging him, his unstrapped leg raised high over his shoulder like a sword " (134-135).
I picked this quote because this quote shows how much Tariq cares for Laila and what he will do for her in order to keep her safe.
I chose this quote because it shows the amount of power/control that a man has over a woman while the Taliban were ruling the country. Also this quote also could show that Rasheed actually does know that Aziza isn't his real daughter. He could just be playing dumb so that Laila won't think he knows. He is also trying to scare her into reveling the truth about Aziza by saying all of this.
"'If the fancy should strike me-and I'm not saying it will, but it could, it could-I would be within my rights to give Aziza away. How would you like that? Or I could go to the Taliban one day, just walk in and say that I have my suspicions about you. That's all it would take. Whose word do you think they would believe? What do you think they'd do to you?'" (282).