Monday, February 6, 2012

Akash Patel Exploration 6

The writer in "Shrouded in Contradiction" feels conflicted with her own religion. She hates and loves some of the traditions in her religion simultaneously. Asayesh said that wearing a hijab "is to invite contradiction. Some times I hate it. Sometimes I value it" (330). I think she shares this short essay to show people that she wants to be religious, but at time it gets frustrating for her and that she does not want to be judged. I feel that way about some things as well. I love watching football and watching my team win games, but the moment they loose, I start hating the sport. I am on a dance team and I love to dance and listen to music. But when I am exhausted at practice, I start hating music and dancing.

My favorite passage from Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Prize Speech was the very last concluding paragraph. She talks about how her prize is just a small step towards peace in Burma. She says that, in the future, when they look back at everything, her Nobel Prize will be beginning of a great accomplishment. Aung San Suu Kyi's lost her mother when she was about 2 years old. Aung San Suu Kyi's mother was a heroic figure in Burma, she faught for independence. Loosing her mother at such a young age was a great motivation for Kyi, she mentions her mother all throughout the speech and accepts the prize on the behalf of her mother.


  1. I agree as well about the frustration of Asayesh having to embrace two worlds

  2. I agree with your hatred when your football team loses. I also struggle with that because it makes it not fun watching the sport. (Browns fan)