With the feminist theory and women’s problems as the background, we are able to see that gender discrimination depicted in the novel is complex. There are a lot of atrocities by men on women in Afghanistan such as violence, subordination and stereotype
In regards to the historiography of gender politics in the Victorian era, the social position of women and femininity had become a problematic issue. Similarly, the gender apartheid instilled prior to the civil war in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, initially published in 2007, is set in Afghanistan from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. In this, it explores the story of Mariam and Laila as the protagonists, who teach the reader the reality of life as a woman in a backward Islamic country. The story covers three decades of anti-Soviet jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny seen from the perspectives of these two women and observes how they become to create a bond, despite having come from previously living in very different backgrounds.
The research entitled “Trauma and Resistance of Afghan Women: A Critical Study of Khaled Hosseini’s Novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, was intended to critically analyze the novel to explore trauma and resistance of Afghan women. The word trauma is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing. The out come of the study is shown in the following conclusions. First, from analyzing the novel, it shows that Hosseini wants to illustrate his idea about women lives based on gender and social backgrounds in Afghanistan and depicts what life is like for a woman in male dominated society. Second, Hosseini’s novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is mirroring the traumatic problems they have developed in reaction to the harsh and cruel treatment of Afghan patriarchal society and the tragedies and difficulties they endured to survive.
The daughter feels like it's a world away from California. She also hasn’t seen her aunt since she was a baby so she feels like a stranger to her. However, her mother feels like moving her there for the summer would be good for her relationship. Also it would help her mom get her degree faster and they wouldn’t have to move anymore. To conclude the stories “ Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” had a lot of tension through the narrators and their parents.
Katie and Francie maintain a loving relationship throughout the novel, despite the slight neglect that Francie receives. The civil relationship provides evidence for the patience and true loving nature that Francie carries. Eventually, Francie asks her mother one day about a certain incident, where Katie showed more concern and put up more of a fight for her brother to be put back in school, but did not do the same for Francie. Her mother claimed that she did not find purpose in doing so, because she knew Francie would find a way to go back to school no matter the circumstances. This is significant to the novel because her mother’s response reflects the self-motivation that has always lived within
Social Injustice is a situation when some unfair practices are being carried in society. Everyday someone is beat, raped, or crying for help in Afghanistan. This is what life has become in Afghanistan after the government has been overtaken. Social injustice is a major problem in Afghanistan. According to Farooq, “Social Injustice is a situation when some unfair practices are being carried in society.” There are many examples and real life events happening everyday showing social injustice in afghanistan that need to come to an end.
Both leading, female protagonists face the downgrade in status to property and are forced to overcome the horrifying struggles of a misogynistic based society by turning to extreme measures. Offred and Tess, losing a sense of who they truly are as women, put their lives on the line through dangerous means of rebellion in order to combat the oppression of women. Atwood and Hardy, through their literature, convey the struggles of women throughout history who are wrongfully subjected to the status of property and inferiority and have to find a way to navigate through a male dominated
In “Suicide Note”, she explores the prejudices that pressures a ambitious young girl into suicide. Lam’s International Girls Day is styled in a way that allows the author to bring light to a range of issues that women face. The almost simplistic structure of the poem allows the author to present an extremely diverse portrayal of sexism, ranging from a first-world woman facing inequality in the workplace to a woman living in poverty, struggling to support her children’s most basic needs as men exploit her. This style of poetry is extremely effective in conveying the theme of sexism as the range of representations lends both relatability to the reader and sheds light on issues that other women face, each story and issue mentioned helping in the reinforcement of the main idea - exploitation of women. The author utilises a simple writing style - each line is short, starting with a repeating word - “who”.
Discrimination and inequality is one of the most sensitive subjects in American culture as well as other cultures worldwide. Few people want to admit that another race or a certain type of person has more or less rights just because of what they look like or where they come from. In The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; Hosseini shows the effects of discrimination and inequality as two characters, Hassan and Mariam, struggle to gain social equality. Both works of literature take place in the postmodern era in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. During the postmodern era, authors create a setting that depicts a cruel and unfair world which has fallen apart and can not be fixed.
In the beginning of the novel, LaVaughn has a flashback to a conversation with her mother she had when she was a child asking, “Can I go to college when I’m big?” Her mom stopped in her tracks and responded: “Nobody in this building... ever went to college, nobody in my family.” Although this response could have dampened Lavaghn’s desire, instead it put her on the path of wanting to prove her mother wrong. If LaVaughn did not have determination and desire to better herself, her mother’s comment could have set LaVaughn on a path of complacency of not wanting to rise above the challenges that her family had of living in poverty. LaVaughn is a determined and bright young girl who wants to rise above life’s