1000 Splendid Suns Character Analysis

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A girl born into an society with a set of rules and a set destiny. One decision leads her to realize not only the type of person she is, but the corruption within their government. When the government tries to stop the exposure of their secrets, she fights back against them. In the end, she leads her country into a modern era full of hope and peace. Many people have read this story before because it’s a classic plot line of many modern young teenage adult books with female protagonists. Books with plot lines such as this one described above include the Hunger Games and Divergent. Through the plot line, the female protagonist evolves as character learning to become a stronger, empowered woman in order to stand up against the injustices not only occurring to them, but to people around her. Character development is key in any successful book in order to leave the reader satisfied that the events has changed a character for the better or worse. While the book, “1000 Splendid Suns” may not fit into the young teenage adult category, the female characters certainly show development as the story unfolds. One of the female characters that display a significant evolution in character is Mariam. In "1000 Splendid Suns" Mariam transforms from a submissive victim to a strong-minded woman, displaying the perseverance of women.
An example of Mariam acting as a victim can be displayed the abuse she takes early on from her husband, Rasheed. At just the age fifteen, she was forced into a
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