Intertextuality In Laia's A Thousand Splendid Sunss

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According to How to Read Literature like a Professor, a QUEST consists of five things. These five things are a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenges and trials en route, and a real reason to go there. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the quester is Laila. She was trying to go to Pakistan because the Taliban had taken over the government in Afghanistan, so her stated reason to go was to seek safety. Laila faced many challenges while trying to get to Pakistan. These problems include being separated from Tariq, the boy she loved, both of her parents being killed, getting in an abusive relationship with Rasheed, and also having two children, one being her husband Rasheed’s but the other being Tariq’s. Although her stated reason to go was safety, her real reason to go to Pakistan was to reunite with her love Tariq and start a new life there with him and her children.
Chapter 5 Intertextuality is the relationship between texts. One example in A Thousand Splendid Suns is when they mention the Titanic. Since a majority of readers know about the Titanic, they can use their knowledge about it to relate it to the story. The reader 's knowledge of Titanic
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Kathy discusses all of the rules about sex at Hailsham, and after that she began talking about Walkmans. This Walkman scene was a suggested sex scene for more than one reason. She says Walkmans were the new craze at Hailsham, and everyone would sit in a circle passing the headphones so they could all listen to the song playing. Kathy described a good feeling they all get from sharing the moment with the Walkman together. Like the Walkmans, sex was something they could all talk about so they are symbolic of each other. They both brought everyone together. The placement of this scene also shows it is a suggested sex scene because it is placed immediately after Kathy talks about

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