Essay about A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

1500 Words Dec 8th, 2016 6 Pages
th for over 200,000 years. We have constantly been evolving and adapting to our surroundings throughout time, and we still do to this day. When reflecting on the subject, the question of “why have we been successful?” comes about. It can be argued that a significant aspect of our success as a species is our incredible ability to adapt. Furthermore, our adaptability itself is an evolving characteristic; as our race progresses, so does our ability to adapt. Despite the many positive features from our adaptability, the speed in which we adapt can lead to instability within society.
Nowadays, the desire to succeed and expand our species is fierce. There seems to be a worldwide competition to be the best or at the top of society. This hunger for the elite spot pressures societies to rapidly advance, which ultimately produces instability and division. When elements of society—such as politics or economics—are erratic, a solid foundation cannot be formed. The book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is an example of how a society can crumble without stability. A Thousand Splendid Suns tells of how Afghanistan is impacted as it passes through five eras of different political powers. The traditional culture and beliefs were altered with each governing group which generated issues within all aspects of society. In the book, women were extremely affected. Through the characters Mariam and Laila, readers are able to get a sense of what it felt like to be a woman in Afghanistan…

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