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with a chemistry book, but a plan. While he waits, he spins ever more fantasies. (Seierstad, 2008, p. 120).

Mansur tries to seduce the young girl as he convinces the young lady to defy the Islamic conventions by doing this. Male and female individuals should not mix with each other without appropriate supervision within the Afghanastani community. Nevertheless, Mansur’s eagerness to persuade the young girl to spend time with him over the false pretence of having a book that she needs drives him to take huge risks which could land him and the young girl in serious trouble and jeopardy, but alas it is a risk that Mansur is willing to take. Mansur does not clearly care about the risks instead he is more interested in pushing the boundaries of Islamic convention to gain what he wants: