Great writers create great characters. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini describes the life of Mariam and Laila. They both begin simple lives, but as time progresses, they cross paths and go through the worst hardships they could imagine. Hosseini uses the weather to symbolize and characterizes the outcomes of Mariam and Laila’s life.
Having meaning in the world is what most of us long for. The woman in Afghanistan don’t even have a reason to think about having meaning, because of the way they are treated. Women by the Taliban get treated as an object. Reading A Thousand Splendid Suns gives you a clear portrayal of what the women in the book was Mariam. Can’t even imagine how frightened she must have been.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a beautiful story of the struggles of Afghan women. Two of the character, Mariam and Laila, both have a different beginnings to their lives, but both lives entangles themselves and makes for an interesting story with its own rollercoaster of emotions. On page 250 of the novel, the “unguarded, knowing look” that passes between Mariam and Laila is enough to show that their adventures have just started and that the relationship has much to flourish. Throughout the book, you will see Mariam and Laila prosper and grow as characters and ladies in general. To know the details of their struggles, inner turmoil, and honest victories you will just have to read the book.
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats.
The injustice Mariam endures in the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, leads Mariam on a struggling journey impacting her future path in life. The injustice that Mariam endures leaves a permanent mark on her life and impacts her from the beginning.
Geraldine Brooks’ book People of the Book: A Novel introduces the story of the Sarajevo haggadah, a Jewish book, throughout the chapters. She also shares all the stories it went through and the sacrifices people from different communities and backgrounds had to go through to keep the haggadah safe, to make it to today. In Brooks’ novel she discusses about different community languages that the characters use; however, the community I chose to talk about and that interested me was the Albanian community. The language is mostly used in the chapter “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940” where Lola, a young Jewish girl, experiences running and hiding away from the Nazis, coming back to Sarajevo, and being saved by a Muslim family that uses values of the Albanian community, beliefs, and language around Lola to protect her.
Yousafzai touches multiple topics throughout her novel “I am Malala” as well as her speeches. Her topics can range from politics to morals. To completely grasp her audience’s attention, Yousafzai uses a wide variety of rhetorical devices as well as diction to get her central message across and implanted in the audience’s mind. It is easy to hone in on Yousafzai’s message because from start to finish, she keeps her head high for a better future. Consistently searching for the rainbow after a storm
This story features two main protagonist characters, Mariam and Laila. Mariam, an illegitimate child raised by her mother, wishes to live with her father and her nine half-siblings in Herat. Finally, Jalil agrees to take her to watch a movie as her 15th birthday’s wish but later he doesn’t show up. Mariam sets in her own journey to Herat, without informing Nana. She doesn’t meet Jalil but the next morning when Jalil 's chauffeur drives Mariam home, she finds that her mother’s dead body.
At this current point, Mariam, the other main character, came to terms with her demoralizing life and marriage. For years, she endured a troublesome marriage with Rasheed, a rather conservative and short-tempered man, that ranged from verbal abusement to fatal-like torture. The marriage ultimately faltered because of
If the goal of an author is to establish a relationship between reader and character in order to enhance a reader’s knowledge of a certain topic, then, creating sympathetic characters with whom readers connect is not only vital but also mandatory. Authors use various devices in order to create compassionate characters. A sympathetic character is employed to compel the reader to acknowledge the situational and emotional hardships and enhances the reader’s compassion. In addition to sympathy, readers often feel empathetic towards characters, which means that they not only acknowledge the characters struggle, but also have a personal understanding of the character’s struggle. These characters evince an emotional response from the reader. This
The protagonist in The Kite Runner, Amir talks about an event that happened in his past life and says that that made him to who he is now. Story begin with Amir and Hassan being close friend but as the story goes on, Amir begin to guilt to the accident that happen to Hassan. Story jump to March 1981, where Baba and Amir escape Kabul to go to live in Fremont, California. Later on, Amir get a call from Rahim Khan to see him in Pakistan, which lead him to searching for Hassan's son, Sohrab. Amir in guilt searches for redemption for what he witness and caused; using information given to write about the theme of The Kite Runner.
Alifa Rifaat and Rokeya Hossain are Muslim women who have challenged the cultural norms of traditional role of women in their culture. Their approach to the literary text are ones that are bold in the role of women in their stories. The importance of their writing allows us to access a subculture we probably wouldn’t have known existed until now. In my research I have found that the cultural norms of Muslim women are very important to them. In the western world they are seen as oppressed and have no freedoms, but in actuality there are many women that have made amazing advances to this cause. They are women devout in her religious faith to Allah first and man second. They are not concerned about the affairs of other cultures but would like to preserve theirs, while still having an equal alliance with men. These two stories I chose to compare the similarities and differences between Rifaat’s “My World of the Unknown” and Hossain’s “Sultana’s Dream”. Although they are both 20th Century writers they have chosen different approaches on how women are depicted in their stories. Both authors have chosen to use real life and fantasy with a message of the importance of women in traditional roles. They are both Muslim women and use their religion directly influence their writing. They have chosen not to abandon their heritage because they understand the importance of their voices. Though they had two different upbringings their stories come from the same literary space. They want to
Tariq comes back to meet Laila. At the orphanage, “Laila stood perfectly still and looked at Tariq until her chest screamed for air and her eyes burned to blink. And, somehow, miraculously, after she took a breath, closed and opened her eyes, he was still standing there. Tariq was still
Martin Luther King Jr once stated, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. This statement is far from being false. The silence of our friends are expressed when life throws in a conflict. Some people do not know how to react so instead of speaking out they run away from the problem; even if losing a close friend is at risk. In the book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses numerous literary elements to support the theme. He uses characterization, conflict, symbolism, and flashback. These literary elements used by Hosseini help to prove that the relationship between two people can be built up by life’s conflicts along with the art of silence.
women have been living very miserable lives throughout the history somewhere because of gender differences and somewhere base on lame excuses of religion. They do not have equal rights, freedom, opportunities as men and have been suffering gender-based violence perpetuated towards them in the male dominated society. Afghan women show great strength and resistance in the face of adverse circumstances. They have developed traumatic problems and in reaction to their problems, they have grown very resilience to the Afghan tradition and men harsh treatment. 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.