A Thousand Splendid Suns Essay

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“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.” Laila’s father has said to her in chapter 16 on page 103. Laila is one of the main characters in the book ‘ A Thousand Splendid Suns’ and demonstrated the theme of hope Afghanistan alongside the other main character Mariam. Together they show that in a culture that oppresses their women, they can bind together and have ambitions for the future of women in the Islamic religion. Hosseini, the author, had emphasized the importance of education for women, even when it was taken away from them by the Taliban. Laila and Mariam show the importance of a sisterhood and family. Throughout the book Mariam and Laila emphasized the themes of the book ‘ A Thousand Splendid Suns’. The civil war and the rise of the Taliban had…show more content…
Thier relationship starts when Laila stands up against Rasheed for Mariam whom he was intensely beating. Mariam had never had someone stick up for her like Laila had done in the many years that Rasheed had been beating her, for this she was grateful to Laila. After this incident, a strong relationship was built around Laila’s daughter Aziza, who really liked Mariam and their need to live with an abusive husband. Together they give each other want one another had always needed. Mariam someone to love and care for her and Laila a motherly figure. In the end, together they were able to defeat their abuser because of the confidence they had developed with the love from one another. Despite being oppressed by the government and Rasheed , their relationship developed , like a seconde

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