Multiculturalism in “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis


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Multiculturalism in "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis
A Summary of the Multicultural Text and The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
The main aspect of the text on Multiculturalism shows the problems of “xenophobic behavior” (“Multicultural Text” 89) that can alter and obscure objective views on cultural values that divide or even bond literary traditions together. This provides a context in which the literary world “needs” to have literature that crosses cultural boundaries in its ability to prevent nations from denying the existence of writers from around the world. The text offers insight into how American culture can be xenophobic in this manner, as American publishers are quick to publish condemnations of Taliban society in books like The...
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.....eligious tyranny that the Taliban impose. Not only must Parvana face the threat of starvation if she does not pose a boy to go to the food markets, she must endure suffering knowing that there is a better, more secular life outside of the social imprisonment in which she lives. In this way, Ellis and Paterson write differing books about the content of realism in children’s literature, as The Breadwinner provides a western and Islamic multicultural perspective on life in Parvana’s characterization.
Works Cited:
Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner. Oxford: Oxford University, 2004.
Multicultural text (Customer fill in bibliography here, I only received a file of the pages.)
Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York: Harper Collins, 1987.