Essay on `` A Thousand Splendid Sun ``

784 Words Jun 7th, 2015 4 Pages
It is a conundrum to even fathom living a life of oppression in today’s age. We have become so accustom the perks of a free nation where we have the right to express ourselves without the limitations of race, gender or financial status that the thought of living alternatively is treated with hostility. If anyone tried to take your natural born rights from you, you would have your country’s support in terminating the tyrants of liberty who dare cross that line. But what if your country was in the midst of a war, simultaneously battling outside forcing wishing to take control of its land as well as an internal uprising amongst its own people, creating havoc for the civilians who reside peacefully within. Will the rights you were once entitled to still maintain their immortality, or will you be subjected to new laws and demands instated by opposing forces. Mariam and Laila face these life threating questions and much more in the New York Times bestseller, “A Thousand Splendid Sun” as they discover the true potential of feminine power residing inside them.
“A Thousand Splendid Suns”, written by Khaled Hosseini, gives tremendous insight on the internal conditions of Afghanistan near the end of the 20th century. Hosseini, an Afghan refugee, experienced the horrors that the Soviet Union brought to his homeland when he was only fifteen years old. The communist government that was established by the Soviets lead to war leaving the innocent civilians of Afghanistan in danger of…

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