This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings. The theme of spousal abuse in Afghanistan is important because it shows the level of inequality the women inhabitants of Afghanistan face every day. By ending on a final image of the moon covered by a wedding veil of clouds, Hosseini uses metaphor to further establish Mariam's growing acceptance of Rasheed. By Nana begrudging her own daughter, Mariam had built a wall of protection. Her marriage to Rasheed is a continuance of bad things that have begun to happen in her life. A few years later, Laila gives birth to a son, Zalmai.
Their close friendship and one time love affair marked her young life in a way that keeps her from letting go. I know this about you. A Thousand Splendid Suns is told eloquently through the eyes of Laila and Mariam. Against all logic, then, and perhaps against their own survival instincts, many of the main characters cling to or drift back home, as if their identities are inextricable from their country. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. The nation will now be called the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan- supposedly under a rule that would end inequality. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us.
She loved Laila as well. Only the rich in this country have all of the westernized luxuries available to them such as cars, well built homes, servants, etc. Their mothers on the other hand did not. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami daughter of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. Already Laila sees something behind this young girl's eyes, something deep in her core, that neither Rasheed nor the Taliban will be able to break.
A person of consequence at last. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us. Jalil reluctantly agrees, but then never shows up to take her to the film. A Thousand Splendid Suns study guide contains a biography of Khaled Hosseini, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The end of the book feels hopeful in terms of the education of women in that Zalmai a boy and Aziza a girl head off to school together. She begins to feel that she and Rasheed could make a good pair. All day, this poem about Kabul has been bouncing around in my head.
Many people live in dirt floored huts and have very limited resources. A person of consequence at last. This novel written by Khaled Hosseini carries a theme of contrasting companionship throughout. More than anything, she longs for a closer relationship than what Jalil will give to his illegitimate daughter. Laila also discovers that Jalil left a legacy for Mariam. They even had to leave Aziza at an orphanage in order to reduce the amount of mouths to feed. Eid in Kabul is extremely animated.
Jalil also does not keep his promise to take Mariam into town with him. Now another stranger bringing news of another death. As well, Rasheed forced the issue of having another child on Laila, later in the novel. She says she has killed their husband and deprived Zalmai of a father. Mariam performs a small ceremony by herself. He does not laugh anymore or buy Mariam gifts. Rasheed does not fast on all days, but when he does he is very impatient with Mariam's cooking and serving.
Mariam thinks about Jalil and the chance that he had been jailed. Companionship that is neglected may lead to a lack of strength in the human spirit. Mariam feels that God must have meant for this to happen to her, and prays that her happiness and the baby's life will be sustained. Mariam's pregnancies each offer her an opportunity to be hopeful for the future despite her bleak living situation. She dreams of a jinn stealing her baby. Have you been caught in the darkest time of despair, and received no help from anyone else? She and Rasheed walk around Kabul which has more of an industrial city feel to Mariam than that of Herat. The quote also applies to Laila, a woman who was raised in a modern household with education.
Mariam is overcome with grief about the loss of her baby, and she becomes jealous of other mothers that she sees. This section contains 403 words approx. No further distribution without written consent. You can be anything you want, Laila. Not only does Laila's birth to Fariba contrast with Mariam's misery and infertility, but Laila's birth coinciding with the start of the rebellion foreshadows personal and social revolution. Afghanistan allows men to have complete power over women; the Taliban brutally enforces the law.