The only family that they have is Laila and her family, which leaves Laila with the responsibility to raise the forgotten children of Kabul. She believes that it is her duty to teach the children about the past in order to restore the future since they will be the future adults living in Kabul; through her teachings, Laila is bringing hope back to her home. The pain and suffering that Laila endures throughout the novel inspires her to strive to make a positive difference in
When faced with a setback, they are very calm and collected about it. If someone with a growth mindset is having a bad day they will find ways to make the day better. They won’t act like it’s the end of the world, rather they will find the good in the situation. How can a growth mindset can become a setback if not approached correctly? So, when you have a growth mindset you want to be challenged, you want to try new things.
Her stories are mainly on familial relationships in which she has taken the relationship like husband wife, father daughter. She does not think an idea or a message before writing. The stories address perplexities in the lives of Indians or Indian immigrants, with themes such as marital discord, extra marital affairs and communication gap. Nigamananda Das writes quoting Jhumpa Lahiri
Can you imagine you no longer being an outsider? Once you step inside the life of a “harami”,you’ll never be the same with your new insight. The story starts with two interchangeable characters, Laila and Mariam. Similar in many ways, both of these women are introduced in the novel as young children. 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.
Lahiri presents the struggle to create identity in the novel in order to emphasize how it isn’t easy to be set with one label. In the beginning, the parents were waiting for a letter from India for a name to be chosen. In the hospital, the parents struggled to figure out a name for the protagonist until they realize that they couldn’t leave the
There is also the element of patriarchy, reflected through the character of General Taheri. He does not allow his daughter, Jamila to sing inspite the fact she was once so famous for her voice. Jamila, too, displays the acceptance of the cultural and social limitations for her sex. Additionally, Amir boasts of going to a killing spree and Soraya would still approve of her, as every “woman needs a
For each individual, success is something that makes them feel proud. For example, someone can be successful if his/her passion was to travel and they make an impact on the world, and they end up achieving their goals that means that they had success. It doesn’t have to revolve around how good ones job is or what their salary is. The people who are responsible for this definition of success are everyone, including out parents. Everyone is so used to correlating success with money and good jobs that we incorporate it in our daily lives without even knowing.
On the other hand, in their neighborhood lived Laila, the youngest child of Hakim and Fariba. Laila is a beautiful smart child and Hakim has big dreams regarding his daughter. As Afghani war against the Soviets breaks out, both of her older brothers leave to join the war. The absence of her brothers make her mature for her age. In the same neighborhood lives a boy named Tariq, Laila’s best friend.
Most of us fail at things when we try them for the first few time. Plus, we are human we have to live and learn that is how the world
Laila represents a hope for woman in the male dominated culture, as she goes on to escape from her abusive husband, finds happiness, pursues education, and contributes back to the society postwar. The male characters are also notable to observe from the novel because the patriarchal society, as well as for the comparison purpose. Hakim, Laila’s father, has an advanced