Topics: Improvised explosive device, Australia, Novel Pages: 1 (406 words) Published: February 26, 2014
1. Happiness and freedom is what is needed to be searched; through hardships and conflicts of the long journey throughout life in order to seek refuge. Happiness and freedom is one thing individuals struggle to find in today’s society. Many people face hardships whether it is relationships between families, friendship or dilemma between culture, traditions or even yourself. The author, Najaf Mazari and co-author Robert Hillman portray that freedom and happiness is not found until it is being searched through hardships of life, in the novel,’ The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif’. The writer demonstrates his homeland, Afghanistan as a type of explosion laboratory, where many explosive weapons have been tested, which has affected many men, women and children. The definition of Freedom is the same with both Australia and Afghanistan, as the two countries want the right to speak, act and think. However the experiences are not the same. People in Afghanistan go through many hardships and try to survive the hard conditions, although when they find a solution they find freedom as well as happiness. In the novel,” The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif,” Najaf takes the risks and enters the boarders of Australia as a refugee. After a couple of years, Najaf receives a visa, which he starts to live in Australia, open a rug shop and most of all re-unites with his beloved family. This is how Najaf portrays freedom and happiness through a long journey of hardships.

2. One can obtain freedom through their personal journey.
Throughout the novel,’ The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif,’ the author portrays the value freedom through the authors personal journey from his harsh conditioned-homeland, Afghanistan to the detention camps in Australia. Najaf had been exposed to a lot of war and weapons since Afghanistan was a country where explosive weapons were blown out for testing which had affected many Afghanis both emotionally and physically. Although Najaf had been exposed to these traumatic...
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