Summary Of 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 a girl with a somewhat stable family. Laila’s life was almost perfect until a bomb took it all away, and with nowhere else to go she married Rasheed. The last half of the story focuses on the relationship on Laila and Mariam. They start off as rivals and then become inseparable. Mariam becomes like a mother to Laila, and when Laila was being beaten by Rasheed Mariam sacrifices everything to save her. What will happen next in this page turner? Does Mariam turn out to be okay? You’ll just have to find out for yourself. A Thousand Splendid Suns is chock full of allusions, which makes this novel unique. These allusions tell us of the characters beliefs and also represents a part of their lives. The first allusion is with Mariam and
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