Laila loses hearing in one ear. Moreover, this passage is also important because it allows the reader to understand how hard it is to live in an area where war is developing and explains how the action one takes, surrounded by war. In the eye-opening novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini, the country of Afghanistan is exposed to possess cruel, treacherous and sexist law and people. I hope our national leaders male, most of them have the balls to fight it on behalf of all of the women in Afghanistan. First seeing that the main character of the novel was not only a young girl Mariam but also one who is growing up in a less than fortunate condition, it was obvious to me that there would be a lot of injustice towards women in this book.
She is denied the chance to go to school. There is perhaps something manipulative in the relentless movement of the novel from bad to worse and worse again, but the suffering of the individual characters is convincingly shown to be part of broader contexts. It follows two Afghan women, born two decades apart, whose lives are brought together through a series of largely tragic events. A Thousand Splendid Suns is set in Afghanistan from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. The decade-long war led to the deaths of over a million mujahideen fighters and Afghan civilians and 14,000 Russian soldiers before the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. Rasheed and Mariam nurse Laila back to health and after she recovers, a stranger, Abdul Sharif brings her news that Tariq has died. The final unfortunate event for Mariam is her death.
A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini is just that. Mariam found herself looking forward to the sound of Lalia's cracked slippers slapping the steps as she came down for breakfast. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, author Khaled Hosseini does a remarkable job of portraying the hardships and difficulties of women in the late 20th to early 21th century. She is also loyal to her country and sees it as her duty to honor the lives of her parents and Mariam by returning to Kabul and staking a place for all women in the new world opening up there. There is potential, but only time will tell if it is enough potential to make a difference in the Middle East, as gender roles continue to change. It seems almost trivial to comment on A Thousand Splendid Suns as a novel with story in the headlines.
We have now examined how The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns explores the plight of women in Afghanistan; the focus was put on three women Nana, Mariam and Laila. The next morning, Jalil's chauffeur drives Mariam home where she finds that her mother has committed suicide. Laila and Mariam realize that Rasheed hired Abdul Sharif to tell Laila about Tariq's untrue demise so she wouldn't run away. A few days later, Laila's parents decide to leave Afghanistan as well, but as they are packing a rocket hits their house, killing Laila's parents and wounding her. Laila makes out people on the roofs of their mud brick dwellings, the main town road lined with poplars, and, beyond, the foothills and then the massive, snowcapped Hindu Kush. She lives her life as a single mother.
Although they are banished from holding life-sustaining jobs, another factor promoting gender inequality, there may be potential for societal growth in the Middle East. The parliamentarian Malalai Joya, who has spoken out against Mujahideen and warlord influence, has faced death threats, and the journalist Zakia Zaki was shot dead. How could the Taliban also represent the id? Each woman in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns faces a series of unfortunate events. They stop by Herat on their way to Kabul, where Laila visits Mariam's old home and is able to come to terms with her grief over Mariam's execution. Name required Email Address required. Parents choose who can marry you and they choose everything for you.
The reader gets an impression of the incredibly precarious existence of young people during the most recent period through the fate of Laila and Tariq. Like Mariam she deals with an abusive husband. He restricts her to the home, requires her to be submissive, cook, clean, and when he is not satisfied he abuses her as though she were property. A psychoanalytical lens would be effective in my opinion, as it could be used to analyse the differences in the unconscious, as well as the id, ego and superego of the main male characters of the play, Jalil, Rasheed and Tariq, and the female main characters of the novel, Laila, Mariam, and perhaps Aziza as well. Khaled Hosseini refers to the The Old Man and the Sea , describing the old man's lack of talent to do anything as the sharks eat the fish, to how destitute and vulnerable the citizens of Kabul feel. Ironically, she has to ask herself, is it respect she sees in his eyes? The ability to gain power through domestic abuse is seized by men throughout the Middle East, power that they in turn apply to all facets of their lives. When Mariam loses her first child, she ask Rasheed if she can have a proper burial for the baby to make her feel better.
She never forgets Tariq or the sacrifices of her parents. Her only chance of every getting married was destroyed by her having an attack. She does not understand that the world is not as as happy as it seems. The first part focuses on Mariam, while the second and fourth part on Laila, and the relationship between the two women in the third part. And when Laila becomes pregnant, she decides that if she has a girl, she'll name her Mariam.
She is forced into marriage to a man she does not love. After receiving constant abuse from Rasheed, Mariam accepts her role in the relationship and becomes submissive, bringing more power to her husband. Even at a young age, Nana preached to a reluctant Mariam about the inescapable character of men. In the Middle East, particularly Afghanistan, there is a wider gap between the rights of males and females. In the early chapters of part one she is shown as an unhappy, unkind resentful woman. Patriarchy is not only seen in the elders of the household but also with the youth. Being a man, means they have all the power.
When he dies, he leaves behind his apology and his last hope that she might forgive him. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. Her mother commits suicide and Mariam blames herself. A context consisting of imagery often contains rich words tha. In a story as tragic as such, Hosseini helps characterize these themes into vital characters of the story. They make common cause and endure degradation, starvation and brutality at the hands of their husband until they are forced to take up a desperate, joint struggle. In the novel, Khaled Hosseini depicts the patriarchal aspects of Afghan culture through the relationship between Rasheed and his wives.
But do married people abuse each other and call each other mean names? Rasheed speaks to a doorman at a hotel, while Mariam stands to the side and watches. Secondly, A Thousand Splendid suns relates to the novel The Kite Runner as they both have main characters with tragic flaws in their lives similar to Amir, Hassan and Baba. She has a neglectful father. Laila is forced to put her daughter in an orphanage. The word of women in the eyes of Afghani law is not accurate until proven valid by their male counterpart.