Isolation and Uncertainty

Conflict often ensues from a clash of views, which may result in physical or emotional conflict. A natural consequence of conflict for those involved includes feelings of isolation and uncertainty. Indeed during conflict the status of relationships is constantly influx.   Uncertainty may regard to health, family and possibly even security. The feeling of uncertainty can lead to feelings of isolation as those involved in the conflict may often feel alone. Generally during these times, those involved in endure much pain and suffering. Due to this emotional burden, many individuals may experience feelings of isolation and uncertainty; many individuals find it problematic to live in exile or in doubt.
Uncertainty regarding to health during a conflict can make life very difficult to bear.   Uncertainty can be interpreted as the feeling of being worried, or in doubt. It may result as a scar from the effect of war. In Najaf Mazari’s novel, Najaf is involved a mortar bomb accident, consequently leading to the injury of his leg.   This injury jeopardises his apprenticeship as a rug maker as it affects his ability to work. It takes months for Najaf’s wound to recover. During this time he starts to doubt his ability to work again, believing that he would be a “burden to his family” for the rest of his life.   While having an injured leg, Najaf is unable to fulfil his role as the provider, the man who ‘brings bread home’, this makes life unbearable for Najaf as he believes he is a failure and an unsuccessful husband. During this time, Najaf is despondent and bitter. These feelings of hopelessness and inability to provide left Najaf feeling isolated. He even felt isolated from him doctors at one stage he questions the legitimacy of the doctors, “are you a doctor or are you a baker?” as his leg does not recover.
Isolation can often result in feelings of worthlessness, depression and exasperation making life difficult for those who experience it. Isolation can be understood as...