Sacrifice In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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The self sacrifice of the characters of Khaled Hosseini, like the the title of the book A Thousand Splendid Suns, bring hopes to people. In a time when “civilians were getting killed daily, by the dozens”, women’s situation only getting worse, “ increasingly rape, which was used to intimidate civilians and reward militiamen”(253). These women after experiences such tragic will not get any comfort but shamed for their family and being killed “in the name of the honor”(253). So after enough patient sufferance, they begin to question, to change, and the hope quietly grows and waiting for the day to blow. But how long will it take, and how many suns are enough to light up the darkness in this country? Husseini’s character Mariam was a hopeless women, “she…show more content…
A dry, barren field, out beyond wish and lament, beyond dream and disillusionment. There the future did not matter”, and “hope [just] a treacherous illusion” (256). However, she changed, and began to found joy in her life and imaged about future, under influence of Laila. Sacrifice and hope painfulling help each other move forward. Under life or death situation, believing that she was protecting something importance to her, Mariam sacrificed everything she had, and risked her life to gave Laila the happiness that she had also dreamed for. At the moment she die, she was more long that “harami child”, “she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, and guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last”. She die with hope of future, a hope of better life for her loved one. In a world with darkness shrouded by war, people are surrounding by fear, but there will always be

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