Women In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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For many years women have been oppressed and have been deemed not as important as men in many societies. The Afghani culture has received a reputation of not giving women equal rights. Women are not allowed to drive cars, go out in public alone, and sometimes not even able to show their faces. In Khaled Hosseini's book A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mariam and Laila show what it is like to live in a society where women are treated unequally and how they persevere through these rough times. Mariam first learns to endure, Laila is told she has a meaning in life, and then the women suffer pain physically and emotionally which they persevere through. “It’s our lot in life, Mariam. Women like us. We endure. It’s all we have.” (Hosseini 18). Mariam is

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