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Corinne Hough Mrs. Fallon AP English Literature 4 November 2017 A Thousand Splendid Suns : Feminist Perspective Thesis: In Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns , he highlights the bondage women face when being discriminated against due to their gender and lack of feminism. Through the struggles of Lalia and Mariam, the reader learns the complexities of female oppression in Afghanistan and sees that by being so deeply woven into the culture; it’s survival is inevitable. I. The author shows similarities and differences with the effects of discrimination on different types of women. (Main characters) a. Mariam is considered a more traditional woman, as she submits to oppression and feeds the inequality i. Mariam’s mother: “ It’s our lot in life, Mariam. Women like us. We endure. It’s all we have.” (Notecard 78) ii. “Mariam learned how much a women could tolerate when she was afraid. And Mariam was afraid.” (Notecard 84) iii. “Rasheed saw sanctity in what they had together. Her honor, hammos , was something worth guarding for him.” (Notecard 61) iv. Once Mariam convinces herself to submit to Rasheed’s will, the gender inequality intensifies. (Notecard 43) b. Lalia is raised in a more modern way, therefore she has literal tolerance for discrimination or mistreatment i. Having been raised mostly by her father, he promoted her safety and education, she gained a level of respect for herself; therefore she is unable to submit herself like Mariam. (Notecard 68) ii.
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