The Breadwinner

by

Deborah Ellis

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Chador Term Analysis

A chador is a scarf or cloth that women and girls wear to cover their hair.
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Chador Term Timeline in The Breadwinner

The timeline below shows where the term Chador appears in The Breadwinner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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Mother and Nooria are immersed in cleaning projects. Parvana begins to take off her chador, but Nooria and Mother tell her to fetch water first. It takes six trips to... (full context)
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...laugh. Suddenly, four Taliban soldiers burst in. Ali screams and Nooria covers herself with her chador—the Taliban sometimes steal young women. Frozen from fear, Parvana watches the soldiers grab Father. Mother... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Parvana wraps her chador around her head and follows Mother outside. She helps Mother down the stairs and Mother... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...gives Parvana money and a scarf, and then sends her out. Parvana reaches for her chador, but Nooria reminds her she won’t need it. Suddenly terrified that someone will recognize her,... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...wait until dark and then head to her apartment together. The woman doesn’t have a chador and Parvana doesn’t have her scarf, so they’ll have to hope no one sees them.... (full context)