A Thousand Splendid Suns On The Other Hand By Khaled Hosseini

1448 Words May 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Cultures all around the world perceive women to be objects and nothing more. For a woman to speak up for herself and make a change in something she believes in, truly shows the heroic act of that individual in any circumstance. The book A Thousand Splendid Suns on the other hand, written by Khaled Hosseini, demonstrates this principle very strongly through the two protagonist’ in the novel, Mariam and Laila. The development of the two in earlier chapters bring them to be totally different characters near the end when the true act of heroism fully proves to be evident. Furthermore the struggles of Mariam in particular built her into a courageous and selfless character, throughout the novel, portraying her has the true heroine. Throughout the novel all heroic acts portrayed by Mariam is the cause of her and Laila’ very challenging beginnings with a lot of unfortunate events that helped grow the two characters and lead them to the same direction. In this case, Mariam was born a bastard child living with her mother Nana. Every once a week she would get a visit from her father Jalil where he would bring her presents and spend time with her. Soon after we learn more about Mariam and her mother’s relationship, in which Mariam never had support coming from her own mother for anything. Nana was not happy of how fond Mariam was towards Jalil, so she would tell Mariam plenty of bad stories that Jalil was portrayed as a bad father to hopefully win Mariam over. Nana also wasn’t happy…

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