Conflict is futile:
The population went from 1.34 million to 700,000 throughout a eight year period. What’s the point of all the deaths?
In the book, there was a mortar raid on the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. It caused a lot of deaths and the sights that Najaf and the rest of the Afghan public saw and had felt was futile, it was unnecessary.
The revenge firing that the Americans took out on Afghanistan after 911, it did not benefit them in anyway, and it killed a lot of innocent people.
By Brandon and James
Dear VCE 'Encountering Conflict' students,
This is a space for you to practise different forms of writing and responding to set prompts. When you write a piece you will need to indicate whether you are using The Secret River or The Rugmaker to inform your writing. You also need to provide a mini statement of explanation that outlines form, audience, purpose and context.
You will also be expected to read each others' work and use the comments feature and DIIGO (a web tool useful for conferencing) to provide feedback to each other. When conferencing you can comment about what is working well in the piece, areas for improvement and how you can see the prompt and nominated text influencing the piece. Due to this you might need to edit a post you have submitted so label each edit as post 1, post 2, etc.