A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Review

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A Thousand Splendid Suns Review The novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, is a New York times bestseller, that details the corruption of government in Afghanistan and its prejudices ways against women during the 20th century. Hosseini’s main focus with this novel is on the rough terrain and laws that the Afghan leaders force on Afghans, especially women. This suspenseful and violent book will have you on the edge of your seat and so into it that you wouldn't want to put it down. So pick up your copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns and begin your adventure. The book starts with our main character Mariam, a young girl that grows up in Gul Daman,in a abusive home with her cruel mother. At a young age Mariam is forced to marry Rasheed, an abusive man that she is set up with because of her neglectful father. Later on in the novel we meet Laila who is also a young girl, that lives in Mariam’s and Rasheed’s neighborhood of Herat, Laila also experiences some rough situations. Throughout the years of her life she faces the killing of love ones and she also marries the same…show more content…
Hosseini shows this in chapter 2 where Mariam’s mother doesn't want her to go to school and says “Only one skill. And it’s this: tahamul. Endure.” This shows the theme of how women are supposed to just endure things and are under control by society. Another example of this that Hosseini uses in this book is where Mariam’s mother says to Mariam’s teacher “ And you,Akhund sahib, with all due respect, you should know better than to encourage these foolish ideas of her…... There is nothing out there for her. Nothing but rejection and heartache. I know, akhund sahib. I know” This also gives a feel to the theme of the book on how women are going to have to endure hardship because of their situations. These examples help explain at why the theme in this book help people put themselves in these characters shoes and compare their own situations to their

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