Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 3 Page 16

society to adhere to the strict rules of the community. The carpenter in this case was merely trying to allow his family to survive by stealing items that he deemed to have little value to you or I but as a shopkeeper and business owner who likes to be in charge and in control Sultan does not want this to occur again and he must relinquish control over the situation. Instead, Sultan decides that he wants revenge on the individual in order to deter others from carrying out a similar theft from his beloved shop and in order to do this Sultan decides to mock and humiliate the carpenter within the community for his own personal gain. Sultan is clearly a character who loves to control situations. He uses this experience with the carpenter to gain control and power over others who he deems vulnerable within society so that his own masculine pride grows within the