Of a security guard she writes, “Approximately 22 to 23 years old, 6 ft., 154 lbs., straight hairs, brown eyes, white complexion, regular features”2.Moreover, her elaboration about the physical appearance and personality tilt of ten to fifteen security guards is marvelous. She draws a perfect sketch of a guard, having grandeur body, strong arms, spot face and merciless eyes. During the reading of The Little School, readers feel themselves in the concentration camp; walking around different rooms; and seeing what Alicia Partnoy wants to be seen by readers. The readers know the number of cots in different rooms by using the blindfold eyes of the author.The episode of her arrest leaves everlasting impression on the mind of the reader and unveils the highhandedness, unleash of terror and brutal tactics of military regime of Argentina3. She feels the knock of terror at the door of her home; forced entry of the agents of the devil into the house; her fragile resistance and finally she throw away into an unidentified vehicle and dispatched to an underground torture cell to punish her for the expression of dissident views. The incident was not happened in the Middle Ages; rather it was the end of seventies; man had landed on the moon; the United Nations had granted the right of freedom of expression to global citizens; but in Argentina……….The mentioned incident has two aspects to ponder i. the plight of human rights and women in Argentina. Forced entry into the house of anyone and one’s detention without legal formalities is the violation of human rights guaranteed by the civilized and democratic governments to its citizens. Dictatorial regimes all over the world have poor index with reference to the human rights as overthrown of democratic government is itself a violation of the basic rights of the human being. Moreover, it is a humanistic norm to deal woman in different ways irrespective of allegations leveled against them. Feminist movements all over the world secured many privileges for women but the dictators of Argentina paid no heed towards them and instead focused on ways and means to strong their hold on the country.Modern research reveals that body (physical one) and soul (abstract one) have inverse relationship between them. Physical enthusiasm can hinder the free flight of abstract powers like imagination, concentration, observation and thinking process of mind. During the period of her captivity at The Little School, Alicia
Work CitedPartnoy, Alicia. The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival. San Francisco, Calif: Cleis Press, 1998. Print.
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