A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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The fictional novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini provides a vivid portrayal of a country devastated by idealised leaders and wars initiated on it by foreign and internal forces. The narrative is in perspective of two women living in the problematic society. This text sheds light on Afghanistan and the implications of a corrupt government has brought on it 's people. Due to it 's relevance today, my view of society has been altered because of the discrepancy of this book to my regular life by religious and cultural , gender inequality and education.

Gender inequality has been known to exist in both third and first world countries. This novel has exposed me to the raw, disturbing discrimination of women in third world countries. My own exposure to this injustice is minimal, particularly in the workplace, such as less pay to women. In this novel the discrimination is shown on an everyday basis. Women are challenged and unfairly treated through stereotypical idea of women and their ‘duty for men’.
Men have always have been treated as an authoritative figure towards women, their words have more impact than of a woman’s. “ a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.” (Page 7). This tells us as readers that women in an Afghan society must withstand much discrimination throughout their lives, from a stranger to their own blood relatives and spouses. This showed me how lucky I am as a young women living in a developed country…

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