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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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on 15 June 2017

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Transcript of A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Theme: Spousal Abuse
Thesis
In the novel,
A Thousand Splendid Suns
, spousal abuse is a theme which is evident throughout. The female characters, Mariam and Laila are victimized by Rasheed, their husband. They are abused emotionally, physically, and even sexually. Due to the patriarchal society in which they are living, they unable to seek help and escape the violence in their homes without being punished further.
Meet the Victims
Mariam
Laila
- One of two main protagonists.
- Was born out of wedlock.
- Arranged marriage with Rasheed.
- The second protagonist.
- Forced into marrying Rasheed.

The Abuser
Rasheed
- A widowed shoemaker.
- Emotionally cold.
- Abusive.
- Cruel.
- Manipulative.
- Agrees with the Taliban's restrictive laws on women.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE
In the begining of the first chapter, Nana refers to Mariam as a "Harami" (4) meaning a "bastard".
This word followed Mariam throughout the book and left her psychologically damaged, as she thought she was a mistake.
Mariam
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