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The Department of Homeland Security
world, allowing us to be able to react to attacks such as this one. Peck states “Since September 11th, I believe we’ve been living out a national melodrama” (737). A western movie was created by President Bush “Wanted: Dead or Alive” casting Osama bin Laden causing the defining moment of Americas melodrama allowing people to be aware of the attacker by posting posters throughout the United States. America has sent military troops over to Iraq in search of the attackers killing innocent citizen in…
Topic: Chapter 1 Case Study – The Department of Homeland Security
The movie, “Osama,” is the first movie in the country since the defeat of oppressive Taliban era. The movie provides an upsetting experience especially as the movie shows the nature of the oppressive dictatorship. The dictatorship of the regime clearly comes out through the experience, which the young girl passes through. The Taliban was against women and believed that being a woman was similar to sinning against God. This brings out the theme of the oppression of women in the movie. As a result, the women got the opportunity to hold jobs, appear in the public domain without the male company. The women were did not get a chance to show their face or any part of the body while in outdoors. The movie chiefly focuses on the effects of the war on widows who underwent starvation because of the skewed laws of the land. The movie also highlights the story of the young girl who her mother loses job in the local hospital. For the family to get food, they devised risky tactics, which could harm the girl. The mother and the grandmother of the girl could pass the girl and dress her like a boy so that she can work as a shop attendant in the neighborhood. Despite the consequences of the plot, the young girl dares and chooses to go. The girl was exceedingly careful during the indoctrination and military training class with boys. This required of her to have an extra effort so that the Taliban does not discover her subterfuge. This act on the family set up, brings out the injustices done on the women mistreated by Taliban as animals. This brings out the themes of the family unit and the predicament of females in the movie.