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    A Thousand Splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a heart-warming, gut-wrenching, powerful fictional novel that leaves readers wanting more. It was a #1 New York Times bestseller and definitely owned up to its great reviews. You learn the importance of friendship while also gaining a feel of what it’s like to be a woman living in Afghanistan, especially during the Taliban takeover. The author grabs your attention in a way that makes you feel like you’re apart of this unbelievable novel. Mariam, a young girl living in Afghanistan, had lived with her mother until she found that she had committed suicide. She was forced to stay with her father, but he arranged for her to be married to a sixty-one year old stranger. Mariam’s husband Rasheed often abused and neglected her. Laila, another young girl from…

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    A Thousand Splendid Suns The story A Thousand Splendid Suns is set in Afghanistan late 1960 to early 2000’s during the fall of the soviets and the rise of the brutal Taliban. The novel follows the two main characters Laila and Mariam which follow their trials of life as a woman in Kabul. It begins with a young Mariam, who is forced into a marriage with a much older man. Mariam spends the next couple of years, having miscarriage after miscarriage and dealing with violent beatings at the hand of…

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    “Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a Man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always you remember that”(26). A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini is a novel set in Afghanistan with two girls Laila and Mariam and their struggle to survive, raise children, and find peace. Hosseini uses setting and plot/conflicts to illustrate the discrimination of women in an Afghan society. A thousand splendid suns is set in Afghanistan. In an afghan society, women get…

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    On the surface, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “One Tree Hill” could not be more different. One takes place in the oppressive, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the other takes place in a typical American small town. However, one huge similarity is found. The most common theme found in the novel and the television show is the theme of Identity, Family, and Connections. The theme of fathers leaving their families is found in both. Every child needs a father in his or her life, so once the…

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    In the fictional novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns” Khaled Hosseini is exemplary in depicting the constant fighting of individuals for the throne of Afghanistan such as the Talibans to demonstrate how their takeover contributed to the overall treatment of the women. Such circumstance contributes to the overall message of the novel by portraying the hardships of afghan women as well as their oppression from the outside world that led to many women to withstand such injustice and depend on each…

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    Thousand Splendid Suns Book Talk A Thousand Splendid Suns, the second realistic fiction novel by Khaled Hosseini takes place in Afghanistan from the year 1974, to the year 2003. In this novel, the reader follows Mariam and Laila’s journey growing up and dealing with the hardships, while learning about the Afghan’s way of life and culture. And you accompany Laila and Mariam through their lives together. Mariam is nearly two decades older than Laila, Laila grew up in a loving family in…

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    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni is a novel based on the last 3 decades of Afghan history. It is a chronicle of the volatile events of Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post- Taliban rebuilding that puts the nation through many adversities. This presentation focuses on the time period when the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is born, in September 1996, and the impacts of the Taliban rule after this. So a tiny recap for how the Taliban reign came to be. …

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    The current poverty rate in Kabul, Afghanistan is twenty-nine percent. ADD ANOTHER SENTENCE! Hosseini uses the rigorous poverty in Afghanistan to carve the lives of Mariam and Laila as they fight for survival during the Taliban invasion in his book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. A Thousand Splendid Suns starts out when Mariam was five years old in 1974. When Mariam turns fifteen she finds her mother dead, by the act of suicide. Mariam was then left with her father, Jalil, and his other…

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    “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced” said by Malala Yousafzai. She plays a big role in today’s society by being a huge role model to younger girls and fighting for their rights. Yousafzai relate back to the story of A Thousand Splendid Suns because Malala went through rough times because she wanted equality and an education. This relates back to the novel because, Mariam and Laila go through dilemmas. They view the world differently than others because they have…

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    First off women are definitely not treated as awful as the women in A Thousand Splendid Suns are, but you can still see the inconsistencies between men and women in the book. One example of this is “Yet to this day she regretted not having completed the course and received her diploma—"just to prove"—as she had told a friend, "that I once succeeded at something." Instead, she had met and married Herb, a college classmate of her oldest brother, Glenn...” (Capote 26). This quote is extremely…

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