Analysis Of ' Thousand Splendid Suns ' And ' The Other Side Of The Bridge '

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“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, “Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, “How to kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Sugar” by Bernice L. McFadden and “The Other Side of the Bridge” by Mary Lawson are five different books, where the plots are set in the 1800’s or 1960’s. Each book has a struggle the character must overcome, but the main character (s)’s family or friends had an influence on how their life goes. Since, a family had a major role in every main character (s)’s decision the associated theme is family.
The theme family was displayed in“How to kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee when the Finches have different meanings about who and what is family. For example, ‘Atticus 's voice was even: "Alexandra, Calpurnia 's not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn 't have got along without her all these years. She 's a faithful member of this family and you 'll simply have to accept things the way they are."’ (14.28). Alexandra believes family is only by blood and people who are not related, are not welcomed into their home, but Atticus believes family is based on affection and loyalty. The theme is shown once again when Alexandra becomes more protective towards her brother when she cries "I can 't say I approve of everything he does, Maudie, but he 's my brother, and I just want to know when this will ever end." Her voice rose: "It tears him to pieces. He doesn 't show it much, but it tears him to pieces." (24.76). Alexandra may…

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