Chapter 2: The Breadwinner

Chapter 2: The Breadwinner

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The story is about Parvana's daily life. As her father told the story, there were four soldiers entering the house, two people beat her mother and took her father away. The other two survived the siege of her family. She hit and chased the two men out of her house.

Storyboard Text

  • It was 1880, and the British were trying to take over our country. Did we want the British to take over?
  • Now he was telling stories from history. He had been a history teacher before his school was bombed. 
  • No
  • We Afghans do everything we can to make our guest comfortable. But if someone comes into our home or our country and acts like our enemy then we will defend our home.
  • We must teach this child some patience,
  • Father, get on with the story.
  • The lesson here: is that Afghanistan has always been the home of the bravest women in the world. You are all brave women. You are all inheritors of the courage of Malali.
  • A tiny girl ran to the front of the battle and turned to face the Afghan troops.
  • We can win this battle. Don't give up hope! Pick yourselves up! Let's go!
  • The whole family was laughing when four Taliban soldiers burst through the door.
  • Afghanistan needs more illiterate thugs like you,
  • Why did you go to England for your education?
  • Afghanistan doesn't need your foreign ideas!
  • Leave him alone. He has done nothing wrong
  • They hit her father and mother before dragging her father out of the house.
  • Take care of the others, my Malali.
  • The other two soldiers went to find something of her Father in the cupboard.
  • Get out of my house!
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