The Night And A Thousand Splendid Suns Comparison

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The characters in “The Night” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, both displayed their lives through the theme of silence, identity and faith. “The Night”, dealt with the tragedy of the holocaust as it slowly butchered the innocent lives of individuals; whereas “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, strategically based the novel off of two women, Laila and Mariam, who eventually intertwined together to proceed a normal life. The characters in both the novels, intended on seeking for a whole new world with an improved lifestyle. Both of these novels demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the outside world. “The Night”, had significance of silence throughout the novel. Silence symbolized fear and inability. The world remained silent as the Nazis committed…show more content…
He was a student from Talmus and recognized as a Jew. His identity had been ruined after the concentration camp. His hair had been shaved and he was dressed like all of the other prisoners. He was to face the atrocities of the camp site as he lost his innocence. In addition, he was no longer known to be an individual, but an unimportant human being. He was known to be a soul who was denied the rations needed to survive – food, water and shelter. Similarly, the characters in “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, had the ability to survive in a life revolving around struggle and poverty; all of which that circulated around the civil war. It showed the struggle for the women to fit in their own lives, the lives of their family and the expectations that were forcefully put on them. Both of these characters strive to overcome what they lost; their identity. Near the end of the novel, Mariam tells the judge that she killed her husband to save Laila's life and willingly takes responsibility for killing Rasheed; Laila strongly understood Mariam's sacrifice. The bond between the two women was another example that supported the novel as a feminist novel; women forming bonds that strengthen their identity and allow them to

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