A Thousand Splendid Suns Belonging Analysis

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Belonging is an important and fundamental value in within an individual's life. Belonging generally emerges from an individual's experience, identity and relationships, which can often lead to an individual gaining their own sense and understanding of belonging. An individual's sense of belonging can be express and presented in various ways such as: Khaled Hosseini text. Khaled Hosseini explores an individual's relationships and experiences in his text of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ through a number of events that occur within the novel. Relationships allow an individual to gain a sense of belonging, this is analysed within the text of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns.’ Khaled Hosseini explores relationships through a number of characters in particular Mariam and Laila. Through Hosseini novel Mariam and Laila are both protagonists female inside the…show more content…
Whilst Mariam yearns to be loved and accepted by her mother. For instance,the novel opens with young Mariam being verbally thrashed for breaking a chinese tea set that belonged to her mother (Nana), who calls her a “harami” meaning ‘bastard’ or ‘bastard child.’ This is shown in chapter 1 pg 4: “You are a clumsy little Harami. This is my reward for everything i’ve endured. An heirloom-breaking, clumsy little harami” Throughout the novel ‘harami’ is repeated several times in a negative context. Through the use of repetition and emotive language the author allows the readers to gain a better understanding of Mariam and Nana relationship laying the foundation of Mariam and Nana relationship, but also framing Mariam upbringing from a young age. However relationships are not only explored through Mariam and Nana, but in particular Mariam relationship with her father Jalil. Jalil relationship with Mariam is the
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