A Thousand Splendid Suns Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… “More Iranian women than ever before are conscious of, and concerned about their rights” (Keddie 433). Afghan activists not only wanted to repair Afghanistan for their family and friends, but wanted to make sure future Afghans would live in a safe, free society. Many Afghan people began to feel like it was their duty to help rebuild and repair Afghanistan. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Laila and Tariq grow deeply involved with improving the orphanage Aziza was forced to live in. They wanted to correct the past mistakes Afghanistan had …show more content…
When researching such issues it’s instinctive to look for reasoning. It’s not fair to claim that reasoning is the Islam religion, when really the Islam religion promotes equality. Reading A Thousand Splendid Suns along with doing proper research can make one realize how frustrating and miserable it would have been to be Mariam or Laila. It would also make one realize how brave and strong a woman must be to persevere through the hard times and stand up for what is right. Living in a torn down and battered Afghanistan society, some Afghans risked their lives to protest and rally against the mistakes of their culture. Scribbled on the orphanage classroom doorway which Aziza once attended is the poem,
“Joseph shall return to Canaan, grieve not,
Hovels shall return to rose gardens, grieve not.
If a flood should arrive, to drown all that’s alive,
Noah is your guide in the typhoon’s eye, grieve not” (Hosseini 365).
The poem symbolizes even when everything seems wrong and broken; there is still hope through God. Women in the Middle East are stripped of their individualism because of some misinterpretations of the Islam religion, but that doesn’t mean the hope is gone for any

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