Essay on Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

1956 Words Jun 1st, 2015 8 Pages
After the Taliban came into power, women had very limited power over their lives. Every aspect of their lives were regulated by the government; education was denied, marriage was forced upon them, a dress code was put in place and even their speech was monitored. Every aspect of women 's lives were regulated by men at a point in time. They could be seen as products of their society because of how controlled their lives were as men had significant power over women. In the novel, Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini it could clearly be seen that women had very little control over their own lives. "No matter. The point is, I am your husband now, and it falls on me to guard not only your honor but ours, yes, our nang and namoos. That is the husband 's burden. You let me worry about that"(Hosseini,31).This is a classic example of Rasheed 's psychological power, by said this he basically ties Laila 's honor with this and then claims that it is his responsibility to guard their honor. Clearly he 's effectively taken ownership over Laila as a person. The women in this novel are victims of the power games of men. The Taliban establishes rules and regulations that deny women even basic needs such as health care or even the capacity to care for their children. Under the Taliban, Rasheed may never have been punished for such an act. "You try this again and I will find you. And when I do, there isn 't a court in this godforsaken country that will hold me accountable for what I will…

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