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A thousand splendid suns

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Martha kisembo

on 18 January 2013

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A thousand splendid suns Thesis My novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" show that women in Afghanistan are suffering under fundamentalist Islamic governments, such as the Taliban, in way that they make female education illegal. Khaled also emphasizes, through the words of strong female characters, such as Leila’s teacher and some sympathetic male characters such as Leila’s father, Mullah Faizullah, the significance of women’s education to Afghanistan’s future. PLOT The novel starts with Mariam when she was little and Mullah Faizullah was her teacher.
These are words of Nana.
Mariam's mother did not like the idea of Mariam going to school.
Mariam, at the age of 15, gets married with Rasheed, she does not go to school and becomes a house wife. . Faizullah teaches Mariam that she can always find comfort and aid in the Koran, saying: “God’s words will never betray you, my girl.” What’s the sense schooling a girl like you? It’s like shining a spittoon,” Mariam and Laila meet and their lives become intertwined Although education for girls is forbidden under the Taliban law, Aziza is secretly taught at the orphanage. More than once, Laila had wondered what the Taliban would do about kaka Zaman’s clandestine lessons if they found out. Quote 1 Quote 2 Quote 3 I know you’re still young, but I want you to understand and learn this now…. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You’re a very, very bright girl. Truly, you are. You can be anything you want, Laila…. I know that when this war is over, Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men, maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated, Laila. No chance
Close reading Hakim hopes his daughter will pursue an education and contribute to the rebuilding of Afghanistan after the war.
These words will come back to remind Laila that to honor her father, she must return to Afghanistan Athouasand splendid suns ``a thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls” quote 5 This qoute likely refers to the women of Kabul,because of their glowing beauties is protected in hearth and home.

It is also a powerful image of women as “splendid suns” ties in with Hosseini’s theme of women’s strength and importance to Afghan society.
Laila, is noted for having light hair and jade green eyes, which make her somewhat special.
Mariam’s eyes are also green, indicating a connection between the two women. At first they don't get along with each other point of view Just as Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner, was a story about men in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns is about the women of the nation, and the story is told through their eyes. In Part 3, the lives of the two main characters converge as Laila and Mariam become wives to the same man Settings The beginning of the story takes place in town of Herat.
When Mariam marries, the setting changes to Kabul, the largest city of Afghanistan and its the capital.
Laila moves with Tariq and the children to Pakistan and later moves back to Afghanistan. characters Mariam, one of two female protagonists, is a quiet, thoughtful child at the start of the book. Born out of a rich and married businessman.
Laila, the second female protagonist, she is beautiful and intelligent
Rasheed marries both Laila and Mariam
Tariq is Laila's best friend and lover major characters Minor characters Jalil
Mariam's father and a wealthy businessman, Jalil abandons Mariam, his only illegitimate child, at his wives' wishes.
Nana
Mariam's mother who, after having lost her teenage sweetheart and becoming a mother out of wedlock, is a strict, bitter woman who eventually commits suicide.
Hakim
Laila's father, Hakim is bookish and sensitive and does his best to give Laila an education, stressing to her that women should have every opportunity that men have.
Fariba
Laila mother
Aziza
Aziza is Laila and Tariq's kind, mature, and thoughtful daughter who is forced by Rasheed to live in an orphanage
Zalmai
Zalmai is Rasheed and Laila's son who, although somewhat spoiled by Rasheed, is still a kind boy.
Mullah Faizullah
Mariam's Koran when she was a child. He was a kind and loving presence in Mariam's difficult childhood. Discussion of a characters Quote 4
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