Who is Shauzia in the breadwinner?
Shauzia, like Parvana, dresses up like a boy to support her family. She was Parvana’s classmate in school, and when Parvana runs into her at the market, they both are thrilled to have friend to share their days with. But though they’re in similar situations, Shauzia is pretty different from Parvana.
What did Shauzia tell Parvana about her family?
Mrs. Weera told Parvana to believe her family was alive and not give up hope. 7. What did Parvana do after learning the Taliban had captured Mazar-e-Sharif?
What happened to Shauzia’s father in the breadwinner?
What happened to Shauzia’s brother and father? Her brother went to Iran for work, but they haven’t heard from him; her father died of a bad heart.
What does Shauzia eat Parvana?
Parvana and Shauzia were just acquaintances at school, but Parvana is thrilled to learn that there are other girls like her. At the end of the day, Shauzia offers Parvana some dried apricots and walks home with her.
Why did Parvana dress as a boy?
Parvana as Kaseem After Father is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, Mother has a great idea: they’ll dress Parvana as a boy so she can walk about the marketplace freely. This way she can get food and earn some money for the family; it will be great.
What is Parvana’s dad called?
29). Her father has nicknamed Parvana “Malali,” and Parvana often remembers her father’s name for her when she is feeling scared or worried. With the inspiration of the story of the real-life Malali, Parvana finds courage to brave the streets of Kabul to work for her family.
Why does Parvana think the skull is grinning?
Parvana cleans the soil off of the bone, wondering if its owner will mind. Parvana finds a skull that’s grinning, so they prop him up, name him Mr. Skull, and use him as their mascot. Is anyone else totally grossed out right now?
How did the family react to Shauzia?
How did the family react to Shauzia? They reacted as if she was an old friend. Shauzia’s father is dead, she and her sickly mother are forced to live with her fathers family who isn’t very nice.
What did Parvana sell on her tray?
After two weeks, the girls earn enough money to buy the trays with neck straps; they decide to keep their load light by selling just cigarettes and gum. One day after letter-reading, Parvana gets hit on the head again with a gift.
What is Parvana’s name as a boy?
The Breadwinner Character Flashcards
|This person worked as a teacher before the Taliban took over||Parvana’s Father|
|This person was a P.E. teacher before the Taliban took over||Mrs. Weera|
|This person worked as a tea boy in the market||Shauzia|
|This is the name Shauzia used as a boy||Shafiq|
How did Shauzia become a friend in the breadwinner?
She quickly becomes a close friend when Parvana discovers that Shauzia is working as a tea boy in the market, disguised as a boy named Shafiq. The girls soon grow extremely close, as they both understand the toll that working as a boy takes on them—and they both see disturbing things in the course of their work.
Why does Shauzia have an all or nothing attitude?
Shauzia’s goal is to make enough money for herself to escape Kabul and her family on her own, leading her to engage in behavior more reckless than Parvana feels comfortable with. Shauzia’s all-or-nothing, fatalistic attitude is possible because she feels she has nothing to lose.
Why does Shauzia think the woman is a princess?
Shauzia wonders if the woman is a princess and Parvana briefly imagines herself saving the princess and riding away with her to safety. It’s likely that Shauzia is a little further ahead of Parvana in her development, given that she has no interest in going back to being a child whom others care for.
Why does Shauzia want Parvana to be a boy?
Shauzia leads Parvana to a low wall to share a secret: she’s saving money so she can escape. She explains that she’ll stay until next spring, and she insists that she wants to still be a boy then—if she goes back to being a girl, she’ll be stuck at home.