Women In Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns?

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Women have always fought for their freedom rights. There has always been inequality and the yearning to have the same jobs as men, salaries as men, and permission to vote as men. These prejudices, which should have ended with the medieval age, still exist. It is an invisible war that we are fighting in the 21st century and the books written by Khaled Hosseini do a great job depicting it. Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and his books are highly influenced by the prolonged cruel and inequitable system in Afghanistan, where gender injustice towards women still exists. Khalad Hosseini’s second novel, “A Thousand Splendid suns”, which sold over four million copies and was on the New York times best selling list for 103 weeks , is about the discrimination against women mainly the two main characters: Mariam and Laila. These two women are intertwined by love, loss, faith and political turmoil. I, myself have experienced…show more content…
Then the Talibans overthrew the communists and made Afghanistan an extreme radical country, making the situation worst for the women. The restriction and laws the Talibans enforced upon the citizens, “You will cover with burqa when outside. If you do not, you will be severely beaten. Cosmetics are forbidden. Jewelry is forbidden. You will not wear charming clothes. You will not speak unless spoken to. You will not make eye contact with men. You will not laugh in public. If you do, you will be beaten. You will not paint your nails. If you do, you will lose a finger. Girls are forbidden from attending school. All schools for girls will be closed immediately. Women are forbidden from working. If you are found guilty of adultery, you will be stoned to death"(Pg 279). As the rest of the world moved towards equality and freedom, Afghanistan moved

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