While A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the lives of many Afghan woman through the fictitious lives of Miriam and Laila, the character Miriam embodies sacrifice when she endures, life long suffering which led to her eventual death. To some sacrifice equates the loss of something but Miriam sacrificing her safety and ultimately her life reveals that what she truly valued was providing a better life for her family. This sacrifice shows Miriam’s ability to “tahamul”,or endure the challenges life presents and grow into a courageous person. Living in a home with an abusive husband is one way Miriam unwillingly compromised her safety. Her father, Jalil, married her off to Rasheed creating an even greater rift between them.
The author expertly describes events Laila and Mariam encountered within their everyday lives that has either affected them or helped them progress and deal with the modern rules for women rooted within Afghanistan. The novel starts by introducing Mariam, in the beginning, she’s a self-conscious young lady with a mother who is despicable and suffers from depression.Her father has entirely different family and shuns her when she tries to be indulged in his life. Mariam is the banished child, due to Nana and Jalil having intercourse while unmarried, resulting in Mariam being illegitimate. At a young age, she was forced to marry a severely abusive man named
2-Healing and Forgiveness as a Sign of Altruistic Filicide: Morrison points out "the past, until you confront it, until you live through it, it keeps coming back in other forms. The shapes redesign themselves in other constellations, until you get a chance to play it over again" (qtd.in Cássia Freitas de Aquino 198). Beloved's return to 124 Bluestone Road is very symbolic because she has the key to forgiveness for herself, her mother, sister, and the whole Bluestone Road community. A-Recreating a lost Relationship: Sethe and Beloved: Although Beloved could not forgive her mother for sending her alone to the other side, Sethe comes to realize that only chance to overcome her past as a slave and her altruistic filicide is to remember and recreate her past. She has to narrate her life story, and confront Beloved in order to release herself from the psychological wounds of the past as well to forgive herself for the unforgivable crime;
She has held fast in this belief throughout her life, and as a result was mortified upon discovering a tattoo on her great grandchild. Despite the explanations I gave for the tattoo, her discontent failed to be swayed. In her mind, there was no worth to a tattoo, nor meaning behind one. Her blind opposition to an art was a stark reminder of the differences between our two generations. The article Why Do People Get Tattoos written by Miliann Kang, explains the dynamic societal stigma previously held against tattoos and the background for the antiquated societal biases, magnifying the differences between modern society and the society of our forebears.
In the first half of the novel At significant points throughout the novel, characters express their individual hopes. For example, when Mariam asks Mullah Faizullah if she may attend school, her journey of hope begins but remain for a short time as her mother Nana shatter her hope by denying her from going school; she told her to teach one thing i.e. endure silently. For Laila, hope lies in Tariq and an attempted escape from Rasheed. Most characters walk into such events with high levels of hope for the future, but once confronts with the reality, their hopes got crushed.
Despite representing Sethe’s life after slavery, Sethe’s inability to both forgive and release herself from her guilt sees her desperate attempts to veil it with a love for Denver that Paul D claims is “too thick” (Morrison, 2007: 203). Memories of her dead daughter are thus both an implement of healing and a tool of masochism. Sethe’s forces her into a kind of stasis; an interloper that prevents her from moving on from her haunted past. But, unlike her mother, eventually “Denver prevents the past from trespassing on her life” (Ayadi, 2011: 266) and becomes a transformed female figure. With the introduction of a long-lost friend of Sethe’s from her days at the slave yard, Sweet Home, Paul D at first appears to be the liberator of Sethe from the shackles of her actions and the heavy weight of not only her child’s death.
She feels that she had failed her young husband in some way. Therefore, she tries to alleviate her guilt by giving herself at random to other young men. And by sleeping with others, she is trying to fill the void left by Allan's death — "intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty heart with." And she was particularly drawn to very young men who would remind her of her young husband. During these years of promiscuity, Blanche has never been able to find anyone to fill the emptiness.
She also starts to hang with the wrong crowd after she got expelled from her old school Hazlehurst because of her behaviors and that she didn 't do any of her school work as well. Another conflict in the book is that she blames her dad and his new girlfriend for her mother 's death and she can 't live in the same house as them. Kenisha response to her conflict is that she takes the incentive to moves out her dad 's house and away from his girlfriend to live with her grandmother, she couldn 't accept that his girlfriend cried about the same thing her mom had gone through and that she was pregnant and naming her baby after her
The story shows that her father abused her mother like it was normal. Had her mother still be alive she would be the victim, and it would only be a matter of time before the father would move onto the children. Not only was Eveline living a life of hell, she felt paralyzed in the decision of leaving for a new life with Frank. The theme paralysis comes into contact with dysfunctional families more than we could expect. It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away.
Differences between people have been around since the begin of mankind, they have started great disasters such as every war ever started, deaths, and sometimes disappears. In the nonfiction passage Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez, and the nonfiction text from Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, both the narrator's point of views differ from those of their parents, therefore creating conflict between each other. In Confetti Girl, the narrator is the little girl that feels her father is ignoring her because he cares too much about literature. In Tortilla Sun the other little girl feels her mother cares only about getting her degree and is not concerned about the needs of the girl. In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given.