Identity crisis is something everybody faced in their lifetime. The feeling of not knowing oneself is absolutely confusing and, at the same time, terrifying. In this passage, Meena Alexander discussed her exploration with her fractured identity. She exposed what she felt during her identity crisis./
In “The Birthmark”, Aylmer is bothered in seeing a birthmark on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. I believe that Aylmer was truly evil in the way he manipulated Georgiana in thinking he truly cared about her. Aylmer’s ideas of perfection were the most dangerous thing about him and even led him to kill. When Georgiana learned of her husband’s disdain towards her birthmark she was devastated. Slowly, Aylmer manipulated Georgiana into believing that this mark would need to be removed.
When, the harsh words Lovato received overthrew the love that was there, she became swept up in the whirlwind. Therefore, her tragic flaw that ultimately leads to her suffering is her lack of self confidence when faced with opposing forces. For the modern tragic hero, the downfall occurs when her situation with bullies spiteful words started to build up inside of her until she finally can not take it anymore. For instance, Demi’s tyrants would call her “fat”, she believed them, and would soon after develop unhealthy eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and so much more in the future. After Demi Lovato had done so much self harm, Lovato undergoes recognition, a shift from ignorance about her own
Hardships endured by Two Afghan women. If we could all put our problems in a pile and see other people's; we'd take ours back. According to Sighn (2013) "women in Afghanistan have been going through gender equity in its severe form since ages. Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the plight of women behind the walls of Afghanistan during several invasions in the country".
To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes pathos throughout his writing to imprint the importance of individual conscience into the reader 's mind. Hawthorne begins the book by having the reader pity the main character, Hester Prynne, as she is a young, husbandless, mother in a society that shames her for her unfortunate circumstances: “haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn and trample upon” (Hawthorne, 53). The consistent misfortune of Prynne evokes emotion in the reader and stresses the weight of her decisions. Prynne manages her way through such a hostile society -“Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly on your bosom” (Hawthorne, 188)- in a way that is metaphorically applicable to the real world, allowing the reader to truly connect and understand the character for who they are.
The dual narration of these characters demonstrate the juxtaposition of Mariam who is scorned and isolated by society and is aware of the social stigma for being an illegitimate child, or “harami”, (which is the Farsi term for ‘bastard’) and Laila, a well educated and strong-willed girl who rejects the social norms and values of a women in their society. However, their lives come to a halt, when forced to marry the abusive antagonist Rasheed whose violence is endorsed by societal customs and the law of the land. Conversely, The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a semi-autobiographical short story published in 1892. Exploring the idea of a women’s right to express themselves, that were hindered
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
Tupac brings the themes of disrespecting women, leaving women to raise a child alone, and how it’s time for change in the way men treat women to the forefront. Tupac realizes just how badly men treat women and just how hurtful men’s actions can be to women. Tupac says, “And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot. When you come around the block brothas clown a lot. But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up.
Power and Corruption When in the wrong hands, power can be used as a weapon to exploit and belittle others. If power is misused, it usually leads to dire consequents, like in A Thousand Splendid Suns, where two women fall victim to those who control them. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini proves that once a person is promoted to a place of authority, he or she will inevitably become corrupted by the power that he or she holds. For power to hold any value, one must be able to generate fear and submission from his victims.
One day, Tariq stopped by Rasheed’s house to see Laila. This came to Laila as a surprise because Rasheed had made everyone believe that he was dead. After learning that Tariq had been there, Rasheed began to beat Laila for being with Tariq. ( Hosseini 182) Mariam had realized that Rasheed’s anger had overcome him and that he was going to kill Laila.
It is evident that life is a constant battle, is regularly unjust and appalling, but if one can endure through these things there is truth, power and beauty that gives oneself a true meaning for their existence. Putting others before oneself can be a difficult sacrifice, but it builds the strength of character. Different characters in “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini demonstrate such selflessness, as well as perseverance and strength. To begin with, Mariam is one character who demonstrates most if not all of these character traits, especially selflessness. She willingly makes major sacrifices for Laila and her children, as well as taking responsibility for their abusive husband, Rasheed’s death despite knowing that she will be punished.
How far would you be willing to go just to be with your family? For Odysseus in the book “The Odyssey” by Homer, He did everything. Odysseus was away from his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope for 20 years, and he never threw in the towel. Odysseus never gave up, and neither did Telemachus or Penelope. Would you have the strength to persevere?
Stepping into a park, we would witness countless of children, from all ages, dashing through, playing tag or hide and seek, or possibly competing who can climb the most monkey bars; however, these children aren’t alone, as we glance toward the benches alongside of the park, there sits a group (or groups) of women, keeping a careful eye on these children, tending to their safety and well-being. These women are the mothers. The imagery of these children and their mothers are taken into a different setting, through A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, a former immigrant of Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns takes place in Afghanistan through the lives of Laila and Mariam, and how their lives become intertwined through hardships, including
In the beginning of the 1990s the Taliban, an Islamic group, ruled Afghanistan. The Taliban began to be formed around the 1960s then Afghanistan was ruled by this group people for at least six years. Since they began to rule, the Afghanistan society changed. The country had many deaths, the Taliban were blamed for the wave of suicide bombings and other attacks in Afghanistan. The conflicts in the country were not only the bombing but there was inequality between men and women.