Allusions In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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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 story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city. The second part of the story starts off with Laila…show more content…
These allusions tell us of the characters beliefs and also represents a part of their lives. The first allusion is with Mariam and Pinocchio. This was for the fact that people pulled her strings and never standing up for her own opinions because she feels that she is worthless. The story of the fisherman catching an enormous fish for it to be eaten by sharks is like Babi’s opinion of Afghanistan. Babi believe that the people in Afghanistan are holding on for no good reason and that it would be better to let go. Through these allusions, we can feel like the book is easier to…show more content…
The reason Khaled Hosseini wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns was to tell the abuses that the people of Afghanistan, mostly women, had to endure. Hosseini shows the readers this by using the lives of Mariam and Laila. He made these women to help the reader understand the sadistic part of the world. Hosseini gives us a new lease on life, from the horrible lives these women had to live through. I would have liked to recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns to anyone, but because of such adult themes like abuse and murder I think it shouldn’t be given the faint of heart and to anyone younger than thirteen years old. Still there? Great, and I hope you enjoy this book of heartbreak and
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