Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns

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“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls” (392 Hosseini). This is a metaphor, to show how beautiful Afghanistan and its cultural system seems, but once you get a better look your opinion changes. This quote is what made this the title of the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. The quote is also foreshadowing minor events during the book that add to the plot line. The novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is a cultural fiction, historic fiction, and drama genre based book that shows the political and personal struggles the main characters have to face. Throughout this novel, there are many instances where it is proven that many Afghan women go through hardships with men and are able to overcome them and become ten times stronger. Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns although may not grab one’s attention right away, it is a book that will eventually lead you to keep turning the pages.…show more content…
Years later, after a serious turn of events, a new character is introduced, her name is Laila. Laila is a 14 year old girl who is a very free spirited and strong young lady. When Laila first meets Mariam (Mariam is 33 years old), the two do not get along very well. To survive Laila marries Rasheed, although Mariam does not agree with this idea. Soon enough the two women gain a strong bond and are faced with many struggles and hardships that they try to conquer together. The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, is written in the third person point of view from the perspective of an omniscient narrator. This allows the reader to understand what the two main characters are thinking throughout the book; this can help the reader connect to a character more
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