A Thousands Splendid Suns Book Review

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini was an amazing book to read. The book keeps you interested and wanting to keep reading to find out what happens next. The story is set in Afghanistan and tells the story of different families’ experiences during the war specifically Mariam, Rasheed, and Laila. A reoccurring thought throughout the book was that women had little or no power in the Afghan society and that they were mere objects in the eyes of men.
“A Thousands Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, had many examples that showed that women did not have any power in the Afghan society. For example, the book mentioned a couple times when women and young girls were forced to marry men that were much older than they were and men that they never met before without a choice. One in particular that story mentioned was when Mariam was set up/ forced to married Rasheed a few weeks after her Nana died. Mariam’s father and other wives set the marriage up without giving Mariam a say so in the marriage, forcing her to marry this man. Rasheed was much older than Mariam and lived in Kabul. In Rasheed eyes, he saw Mariam as only an object for his satisfaction. Rasheed made her stay covered up outside the house by wearing a burqa, and was forced to do daily housework throughout the day, while being treated badly by Rasheed. A similar instance was with Laila after her family was killed and she was forced to either marry Rasheed or be forced out on her own during the war, giving her no choice but to marry him at a young age. The fact that these women and or young girls were forced to marry these older men without a choice shows that they did not have much power in the Afghan society during this time.
Another point in the story that shows that women did not have much power in the Afghan society is when Laila and...

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