A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1327 Words Mar 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Khaled Hosseini, the author of “A Thousand Splendid Suns” was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. His father was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and history at a high school in Kabul. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is a novel set in Afghanistan from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is an example of a bildungsroman, which is “a novel dealing with one person 's formative years or spiritual education (Wikipedia).” Mariam is one of two female protagonists. Mariam was born out of wedlock to a rich and married businessman and his former housekeeper. Mariam 's shame being an illegitimate child makes her unable to stand up for herself. I will use Chapter 3, "Vampirism" , Chapter 8 ,"Hanseldee and Greteldum-- using fairy tales and kid lit", and Chapter 9, "Its Greek to Me", from "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" to compare to Mariam. I will analyze Chapters 7, 11, and 15 from "A Thousand Splendid Suns" to show the engagement of Mariam within the Chapters. In chapter 7 of “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, Mariam relates a lot to chapter 8, “Hanseldee and Greteldum” from “How to Read like a Professor”. In chapter 7 it states, “Yes. But I 've seen nine-year-old girls given to men twenty years older than your suitor, Mariam. We all have. What are you, fifteen? That 's a good, solid marrying age for a girl." There was enthusiastic nodding at this. It did not escape Mariam that no mention was made of her…

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