Crebrum In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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To survive is to remain or continue in existence, particularly in situations relating an accident, danger or suffering. The human brain solves problems in one’s body all the time. The brain divides into four sections: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the diencephalon and the brainstem. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain, which handles memory, speech, senses, emotional responses and more. The cerebellum is below the cerebrum and controls motor function, balance, ability to interpret information sent to the brain by the sensory organs and others (Krucik, George). The brain’s sections have different roles to play in order to make one’s body function. If a problem arises within the body, each section sends information to the other…show more content…
The characters Mariam and Laila, in A Thousand Splendid Suns have jagged childhoods that prevent them from seeing how much purpose they have. Mariam has a mother who continuously calls her names and tells her how worthless she is, “It was the way Nana uttered the word… that made Mariam feel the full sting of it. She understood then what Nana meant, that a harami (bastard) was an unwanted thing; that she, Mariam, was an illegitimate person who would never have legitimate claim to the things other people had, things such as love, family, home and acceptance” (Hosseini 4). Mariam needed to find strength in herself in order to survive on her own. After an argument with her mother Mariam thought to herself, “She might have said to Nana that she was tired of being an instrument, of being lied to, laid claim to, used. That she was sick of Nana twisting the truths of their life and making her, Mariam, another of her grievances against the world” (Hosseini 28). Mariam lived her life in hiding behind her mother and Rasheed; she never stood up for herself. It was not until she was kneeling before the Talib she looked over her past, “Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sense of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. Any…show more content…
Mariam and Laila both grew up separately but shared the same house and town for many years. In their town, they were among many women who went through very similar situations. Together they found a group, a group where these women were able to find hope and strength in each other so that they can push past the hurt and pain of their lives before. Travelling to Hurt Village from The Blind Side, Michael Oher grew up here, in the streets. This environment was unsafe and frightening especially to a young boy, but this proved why his protective instincts were so high. Michael Oher was always looking out for himself and others; he did not want anyone to get hurt. Michael Oher used his environment to guide him in the right direction. Despite not having a true family as a child, Michael Oher knows family is home and happiness. Michael Oher does what it takes to keep them together. There is a popular wisdom, Andrew Solomon pointed out in the TED talk, of finding meaning; people try to look for a hidden truth. However, the truth is irrelevant, as so many call it finding meaning, but one is really forging meaning. Say, if multiple people experienced the same situation, each would take a different meaning from it. This quote from the TED talk demonstrates the need for finding strength around one’s self, “Identity involves

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