A Thousand Splendid Suns Analysis
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