A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1150 Words Jan 25th, 2016 null Page
Never Giving Up
People endure every single day. Whether physical endurance, or mental endurance, everyone endures. My personal story of endurance is similar Mariam. I was sent to a summer long camp. Much like Mariam, everyday was a struggle in itself. The queasy, sick feeling of missing home, and not knowing what the day will bring. When most people are faced with emotional, or physical endurance, they give up. But in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, is a story about two women who don’t give up. The novel is about a woman named Mariam, born a harabi, who is forced to marry a man she had never previously known, meanwhile; a girl named Laila, born into a well loving family with hopes and aspirations, however; suddenly struck with horror, forced into the exact situation Mariam is in. Mariam and Laila use patience, hope, and a strong will to survive, to endure. It takes Mariam and Laila need patiences to endure their lives of waiting. Mariam and Laila use three cups of tea at the end of the day for for therapeutic measures and a way to catch up. Khaled Hosseini writes, “They have three cups of tea as they sit there… A look passes between Laila and Mariam, Laila knows they are not enemies any more. ”(Page 224) Mariam and Laila use these cups of tea as something to look forward to at the end of the day, and as a tool to reconcile the un-needed animosity between them. As long as she has these simple things to look forward to, she can endure. Mariam and…

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