A Thousand Splendid Suns Endurance Analysis

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Throughout the years, I have learned the best way to endure your hardships in life, whether it is dealing with schoolwork to dealing with an abusive environment, is to have strong perseverance, hope, sacrifice, and friendships. There are many pieces of literature that shows how others endure their hardships, however; Mariam and Laila are the perfect examples of endurance. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, the story follows two strong Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, where they have to overcome their differences, make amends, and grow a strong friendship between each other, to help endure the hardships of living as a woman in a country like Afghanistan. Perseverance, hope, and sacrifice to help people endure their life…show more content…
Sacrifice happens throughout the novel, yet an important scene in the novel is when Laila stops her husband, Rasheed, from beating his first wife, Mariam, which puts her at risk of getting beaten, “Rasheed raised the belt again and this time has come at Mariam. Then an astonishing thing happened: The girl lunged at him. She grabbed his arm with both hands and tried to drag him down” (Hosseini 241). Laila shows how she cares about Mariam and does not want to see her hurt. Eventually, later on Mariam risks her freedom and life by killing the violent and abusive husband, Rasheed, when he goes to beat Laila Mariam kills him with a shovel ending his life to protect Laila and her children, “And, with that, Mariam brought down the shovel. This time she gave it everything she had” (Hosseini 349). Even though, Mariam will be put to death for the killing of Rasheed, she knew it was the right thing to do to keep Laila safe from danger. The keys to endure life at it’s hardest are perseverance, hope, and sacrifice. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, shows the readers how anyone can endure their struggles in life, big or small. No matter how hard life can get or become, the best way to deal with it is to endure and push forward as much as possible. Perseverance, hope, and sacrifice may be hard at first, but in the end you will succeed just like how Mariam and Laila
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