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A Thousand Splendid Suns Presentation

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ashley alcivar

on 4 February 2015

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Transcript of A Thousand Splendid Suns Presentation

Ashley Alcivar
Brittany Alexander
Darline Bazelais
Elizabeth Vazquez
What exactly is
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Literary Elements
How did the book come about?
27 years later he came back to Kabul for about 2 weeks
"I felt like a tourist in my own city"
Khaled Hosseini
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan
Oldest of 5 children
Began writing around the age of 8
At the time, Kabul was a cosmopolitan city
Moved to Paris at age 11
Khaled Hosseini's Childhood
2 women going through various hardships
Fate and tragedy bring them togther
We see how women are treated by their husband and the Taliban and how they overcome it
Characterization is used to tell the story of Mariam and Laila
It allows us to feel a connection between us and the characters
Shows different identities
Throughout the plot we are able to see the struggles of women in Afghanistan and how they are treated by men
Point of View
3rd person
Gives a deeper insight into the lives of each character
Gives a bigger view of the conditions the two women had to deal with
Plays a big role in their identity
What did you discover about identity by reading
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Husband (Rasheed)
How has Mariam adressed what it means to form an identity?

An identity can be formed by those you associate with and life experiences you've encountered
No voice in decisions such as an arranged marriage
Finally experiences love (Laila)
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