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A Thousand Splendid Suns
Transcript of A Thousand Splendid Suns
CFR VIGO Main Characters: Your FEELINGS about the novel: engaged , sad , disturbed , confused
Main ideas/ THEMES:
STRUCTURE: time -line forward , back and forth between past and present
NARRATOR: 1st person , 3rd person ,single/ shifting points of view
PASSAGES that stroke you:
Satisfaying ENDING? "A Thousand Splendid Suns "
by Khaled Hosseini , novelist and doctor
(Kabul , 1965) THE PLOT convincing , sympathetic , likeable, thoughtful , intelligent , innocent , strong , weak Mariam , Rashee , Layla , Tariq Other characters: Jalil , Nana , Mullah Faizullah Baby , Aziza , Zalmai Women in Afghanistan:
* Women in Afghanistan have a one in 11 chance of dying in childbirth.
* Some 87 pct of women are illiterate.
* 70-80 pct of girls and women face forced marriages.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2013/feb/14/one-billion-rising-afghan-march-video http://www.aeshasjourney.com/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/oct/07/afghanistan-timeline-10-years-interactive