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A Thousand Splendid Suns Active Reading Part III-End Part III QUIZ. 2. was the tipping point for Mariam in her relationship with Rasheed?. There will be seven true/false quizzes designed to test your reading of the . Essay 2: Literary Analysis - The Namesake or A Thousand Splendid Suns Account, on several levels, for the unlikely relationship between Mariam and Laila. A few days later, Laila offers to braid Mariam's hair. As Laila works on her hair, Mariam tells Laila about the events leading up to her marriage to Rasheed.
Clearly the pressure is on for Hosseini's second outing into fiction and his loyal readers won't be disappointed, for in many ways he hasn't ventured far from his familiar literary territory and leitmotifs.
The Kite Runner recounted the story of two boys, Amir and Hassan, raised in Kabul during the s and s, who share an intense bond until their relationship is severed by Amir's treachery; A Thousand Splendid Suns, on the other hand, focuses on the lives of two women, Mariam and Laila, who are from different backgrounds but find themselves trapped in Kabul in the same unhappy household, united by their shared suffering.
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A reckless act of defiance of her mother's wishes results in her being packed off to Kabul, aged only 15, to marry the violent Rasheed, 30 years her senior, who forces her to wear a burkha. The book's perspective then shifts to the younger Laila, who lives with her parents on the same street as Mariam.
Laila's childhood is relatively privileged and her parents have progressive views about women's education and roles. After a series of tragedies, Laila finds herself living with Mariam and Rasheed, and gradually the two women form a devoted friendship, one that will shape the rest of their lives as they witness Afghanistan's Soviet occupation, rule by the Mujahideen and then the Taliban, and finally the arrival of US-led forces and the appointment of Hamid Karzai.
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This book is so plot-driven that it is difficult to divulge much information without necessitating a "spoiler alert'. As with its forerunner, A Thousand Splendid Suns contains numerous twists and turns and has an intricate architecture so that many events are foreshadowed and scenes that initially seem oblique are later explained.
Hosseini's forte is as a storyteller but he is not a particularly subtle one: There is much misery - sons die in war, families perish in bombed homes, domestic violence is rife - and there is little use of irony.
Perhaps the absurdities of recent Afghan history deliver enough of that: By the final page, A Thousand Splendid Suns has tucked away all its loose ends in a conclusion that some will find too neat and sentimental. Yet what makes the story and its overarching plot work is that the characters are compelling: Hosseini crafts convincing popular fiction - written in an accessible, unadorned style - that deals with the timeless questions of love, loss, identity, guilt, redemption and the lengths we will go to save "family".
The themes are universal though the setting is specific: You cannot read this book without gaining some awareness of the horrific traumas endured by the Afghan people in the endless power struggles since the fall of the monarchy in At times information is presented in a didactic way, as yet another geopolitical development shifts the novel's backdrop. I am grateful to be born to the family I was born to and in a country which allows me to live the kind of life I choose.
Miram and Laila didn't have the opportunities or support that I have. And yet they survived. They endured and they reached out to others, despite their circumstances.
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In this, Hosseini redeems all of Afghanistan by showing these two women's humanity. He shows that in a place whose beauty was written about in a 17th century poem, where "One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs and the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls" is a city that can become illuminated once again.
It had made me cry,made me to pity on the sufferings and miseries of Afgha No words to describe my feelings about this piece of work by Khaled hosseni. It had made me cry,made me to pity on the sufferings and miseries of Afghanistan.!
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Never have i been so emotionally attatched to a fictional character. I confidently I don't quite enjoy books as i used to after having read this one. I confidently state, the best book i have read thus far.
I did my best not to look at the boy, but I couldn't help it. He was waving several books in my face and something caught my eye. I thought my glance was discreet, but he saw me look. The light turned green right then and the boy starts running with the cab yelling 'Memsahib! We're picking up speed.
I'm so scared he's going to g August I was riding in a cab in Bombay recently, and a bookseller on foot approached me at a traffic light with a stack of books. I'm so scared he's going to get his foot runover so I grab whatever I could from my wallet and somehow get it into his hands. I look to see what I ended up with. The cab driver asked me how much I ended up giving the boy.
The cab driver says in return, 'You paid a hundred rupees too much! Hardly, I thought to myself. That boy worked his butt off.
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The best part is because the book is bootlegged it's full of typos and random fonts. In case I ever discuss the book with you and my recollection of the story is completely different from what you read, you'll know why.
January Read the book on my way to Vietnam a few days ago. Loved it, although it was missing a few pages here and there: Coincidentally, the friend I'm traveling with brought the same book on our trip so I had access to the missing pages.
And another coincidence - our Mekong Delta guide was carrying a copy of the Kite Runner.