A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1118 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
Education Has a Connection to Everything in Life.
Understanding and knowledge is apart of the way to live properly and understand. The most important theme in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is the difference education makes for a society and the power of education. Education is the factor that divides first and third world societies. Education and the lack thereof is a constantly recurring theme in A Thousand Splendid Suns. Education pushes societies forward, and education has the potential to push Afghanistan forward as well.

Were education more widespread in Afghanistan, then women would be more powerful because they would be on the same intellectual level as the men. An example of this would be how Laila comes back to Kabul. A girl who had been raised with no education would have never been so ambitious, and Laila’s ambition was the primary reason she came back to Kabul. Had she not received that education in her childhood, she would have been happy to stay in Murree and the society of Kabul would not have benefitted from her coming back to run the orphanage. Mariam is an example of someone whose life could have been changed by education, but instead she is sheltered by her mother and she lives the rest of her life with no expectations of herself. “She pictured herself in a classroom with other girls her age. Mariam longed to place a ruler on a page and draw important-looking lines.” Education fosters ambition, and nobody can succeed if they do not expect…

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