Essay about Summary Of ' A Thousand Splendid Suns '

1151 Words Sep 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
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 helps them to understand how Laila may have felt with Tariq since they can connect the two.
Chapter 11 A Thousand Splendid Suns contains a large amount of violence since it is set during a war. One type of violence is Rasheed’s abuse towards his wives Laila and Mariam.…

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