Essay on A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
An action will deal with any circumstance. However, the situations one has been in, and the challenges one has experienced determine that action. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, the protagonist, Mariam, has to face many hardships in the city of Kabul. She learns how to endure her real life situations. It takes friendship, strength, and sacrifice in order to endure life.

In order for a person to endure a challenge, that person needs to have strong friendships. Over time, Mariam and her husband’s second wife Laila become extremely close friends, to an extent where the reader can consider them sisters. When Rasheed, Mariam’s husband, barges into Mariam’s room and makes the announcement that he will beat her, Mariam becomes afraid to the point where she shivers with fright. Rasheed believes that it was Mariam’s fault that Laila hasn’t been listening to him lately, therefore, he wants to beat Mariam. Before he is able to strike Mariam with the belt, Laila attempts to stop him: “The girl lunged at him. she grabbed his arm with both hands and tried to drag him down, but she could do no more than dangle from it. She did succeed in slowing Rasheed’s progress towards Mariam." (Hosseini 241) When Laila restrains Rasheed, she sacrifices herself in order to help Mariam. This baffles Rasheed so much that he cannot do anything. Since Laila wants to be friends with Mariam, she makes the
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