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Qadri 1 Saad Qadri Ms.Gonsalves ENG3U 24 th April 2017 Heroes can be seen everywhere in today’s society in the form of superheroes, spies and even robots. However in today’s society , people are misconceived by the fact that normal people need to have powers and gadgets to be heroes . On the contrary , in reality , no normal person has powers or even gadgets, but heroes don’t necessarily need power or gadgets to be a hero/heroine, this portrays that normal people can be turned into someone’s hero even if they did something very small such as standing up to a bully. In the novel “ A Thousand Splendid Suns” By Khaled Hosseini, the two protagonists prove that they both have qualities fit for being a heroine . However , after a thorough examination of their respective struggles , it is clear that it is indeed Mariam who is the true heroine of the novel. The relationships and education that the two main protagonist had plays a very big role in terms of shaping the characters and bringing their heroic qualities to life . In addition to that , the relationship with their husband Rasheed also plays a big role in the book , as most of the book is spent with the two protagonists around him . From their time with Rasheed they adopt roles which are given to them by Rasheed and often have to face abuse where they try to defend themselves , even if it means they have to sacrifice something. The upbringing of both characters plays a major role in how the characters portray their heroic qualities, however it is evident that Mariam was the real heroine due to her struggles at an early age where as Laila had everything at her age and barely needed to struggle. Throughout the book , the reader can see that Laila cares for her parents, but not as much as Tariq and his family .
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Qadri 2 In the scene where Laila was invited to eat with Tariq and his family, the author described Laila’s feeling towards her family by saying “Her time with Tariq’s family always felt natural to Laila, effortless, uncomplicated by the differences in tribe or language, or by the personal spites and grudges that infected the air at her own home,” (Hosseini, 130) From this the audience can illustrate that there are many things that are happening at Laila’s own home which Laila herself does not appreciate ; this also goes to exhibits how at home Laila feels with Tariq’s family . Lastly , after the death of Hakim and Fariba, Laila reminisces about them for a very short time and thinks about Tariq more throughout the whole book. Due to this Laila is very selfish but regards love to be very strong as her ID wants her to always be with Tariq because she has fallen in love with him, but her Superego tells her to stay with her family as that is the right thing to do when Tariq wanted to take her to Pakistan, Surprisingly her Ego makes her actually stay at home with her parents although she regrets not going with him to Pakistan. With that in mind , we can also see Mariam showing heroic qualities through the relationship with Jalil and Nana. Mariam
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  • Fall '14
  • jane smith
  • It, Laila, Mariam, Mariam. Mariam

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