A Thousand Splendid Suns Forgiveness is often regarded as a big part of society and the relationships that hold it together. In a place like Afghanistan where human rights are limited, life is harsh to the people around the and the ability to forgive can be considered a blessing. In the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, three powerful females showcase the ability to forgive and show how amazing of a character traits it can be One of the books main characters is named Mariam. She is introduced as a teenager girl living in inhumane circumstances. She is abused by her mother mentally and physically but shows no hate towards her mother even after all the things she does to her.
'She is no ordinary woman', her pride was her strength and her fuel of dedication which drove her to achieve her ambitious goal. The play starts off by showing Medea suffering and crying upon her husband's betrayal and it presents an ordinary woman of the time. 'Oh I am wretched pity me for my sufferings! Oh, if only I could die'. Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband.
Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
During her constant efforts to be known, along with appreciated, she and her husband had become separated. This provided girls all across their shared community with the mindset that being an independent individual was not always unacceptable, instead it could be a beneficial lifestyle. Even without a significant other, one could still possess great knowledge and intelligence. This theory, so to speak, was acknowledged once Mary had received the Medal of Honor. Suddenly the expectation among females had been altered.
“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” (Aly Raisman). The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is about a girl who narrates her intriguing life. Jeannette moved around very much due to her poverty and parent’s nomadic life style.
Fiona admitted to her daughter when a woman becomes a mother, she cannot help, but see life in the little baby’s face. On the other hand, when Fiona looked at Cordelia, all she saw was her death. On the contrary, as she died in her daughter’s arms she came to a realized about how important Cordelia was to her, and that she loves her daughter no matter what. Despite the many instances where the mother-daughter tried to kill each other, Cordelia and forgave her mother, and embraced her as she succumb to
Mariam sacrificed her own life so that Laila could marry Tariq and live happily and freely with her family. She gave up everything, even her life for those whom she loved, even though they biologically were not her children. The author of A Thousand Splendid Suns demonstrates the significance of motherly love through Nana, Laila, and Mariam. The novel gives the reader a better insight of how passionate a mother’s love for her children can be, and how far she may go for the love of her
As a matter of fact her outspoken nature could have gotten her in really deep trouble. We would often ask her, "How in the world did you survive in that context?" I just figured she like Mary kept those thoughts close to her heart. Unlike Mary when she got the chance never stop letting those bottled up thoughts out on any and everyone who would listen. As I reflect back on her life and witness, though, I understand with greater clarity why the things she valued in life were so much apart of her character.
I was astonished at the woman before me who was able to recount terrible experiences and still remain strong. It was not until I began to cry that I saw any emotional strain in my mother, it was a true testament to her strength. I asked her what her response would be if someone, after hearing her experience, said that it could always be worse. Her exact response was, “You’re right, it can.” At that moment, I felt immense admiration for my mother. Despite what my mom has been through, she acknowledges that things can be worse and even though it may be very difficult for her to get through the day at times, she still finds the strength to do so.
Cinderella would continue to live in a home with people who have no heart and do not care for her if it weren’t for what God and nature had done for her. I believe the purpose of the story was to show that once you are at the bottom, you can only go up. Though, Cinderella did have nature and God by her side, she progressed so much throughout the story, I could sense her confidence rising just from reading the story and picturing her character in my head and seeing her develop as the story goes on and as she sees how desperate and manipulative her sisters really are and how she truly is better than them. I believe the theme is good comes to those who are good because no matter how much Cinderella is put down she still does what she is told, she never acts up, says anything rude or maybe even to generalize it a bit more she does not stoop to their level of pettiness and desperateness. Once she does all of these good things, she gets good things granted back to her, good karma.