Analysis Of A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Many people unfairly judge and stereotype others in the Muslim culture based on the actions of certain members in their society. They begin to think that all Muslims are the same, which is not true, which is a message conveyed in A Thousand Splendid Suns. In this novel, the author, Khaled Hosseini, portrays the different Muslim lifestyles by using fictional characters in possible scenarios. Throughout the story, the contrast between the roles of women and men prove that their ways of living and their personal beliefs are not all the same.
Fariba, Laila, and Marriam were three Muslim women that Hosseini used to compare and contrast their qualities and ways of life. Unlike Laila and Marriam, Fariba’s husband did not control or abuse her, in fact, she showed more authority over him than what the typical Muslim wife would. She was unafraid to fight with her husband Babi, and she did not receive any consequences or beatings for lashing out against him. For example, as Fariba would yell at Babi, he would not obediently and quietly wait for her to stop raging (Page 108.) Furthermore, she did not become forced or stuck in a marriage she did not want. Babi and Fariba’s marriage were consensual, for Fariba had actually proposed to him on her own because they had actually loved each other (Page 120.) Also, she showed the love she had for her husband when she would talk affectionately about him to her friends (Page …) In her older years, because of her depression, she stopped handling
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