A Thousand Splendid Suns Analysis

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The title of the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was actually taken from a poem called ‘Kabul’, written by Saib-e-Tabrizi, a Persian poet. He used the phrase to represent the beautifulness of Afghanistan and its cultural achievements. Thus, Hosseini uses the phrase as an evocative title and strong contrast to the title to raise up the public awareness about the struggles of Afghan women. Although Hosseini’s novel is a fictional account, it is based on the realities of life in wartime Afghanistan. In additional, Hosseini does a lot of research before he starts writing A Thousand Splendid Sun. Hosseini travelled back to Kabul after 30 years to interview Afghan women, and listens their heartbreaking life stories. Both Hosseini and Saib-e-Tabeizi believe in promoting women’s rights and putting an end to the cruelty women face in Afghanistan. Both authors believe strongly in the need to speak up and put an end to the second class status of women in Afghanistan. Hosseini’s novel acts as a kind of witness account to the hardship and agony associated with oppression and discrimination His goal is to focus on the needs of Afghan women and promote the change that is needed to transform their lives. The inequality of gender in social and culture causing women are suffering in a horrific mentally and physically violence every day while most of the countries they encourage and empower women’s rights. A Thousand Splendid Suns illustrates just how oppressive patriarchy
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