The main characters are Parvana (Ellis 15), Father (Ellis 16) , Mother (Ellis 19), Mrs. Weera (Ellis 55), and Shauzia (Ellis 87).
The Setting of the Book is Kabul, Afghanistan. (Ellis 1)
The conflict in The Breadwinner is Parvana versus and her family versus the Taliban. (Ellis 1)
I think that the theme of the story is that you have to work hard to stay successful, or in Parvana's case, to survive. (Ellis 61)
The social issue is that the Taliban is restricting woman's rights, and is very harsh with everyone. For example, Parvana and Shauzia walk into a stadium where the Taliban is cutting people's hands off, and no one says anything. (Ellis 107)
Burqas are symbols in this story because they show how woman's rights are hindered. For example, Mrs. Weera has to tell Parvana who she is, even though she used to be her teacher. (Ellis 55)