Laila and Tariq get married and move into the hotel Tariq works at in the town

Laila and tariq get married and move into the hotel

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Laila and Tariq get married and move into the hotel Tariq works at in the town of Murree. Aziza learns that Tariq is her real father and she is overjoyed by this news. On September 11, 2001, the family watches the bombing of the Twin Towers on TV and are surprised to find out that the U.S. has declared war on Afghanistan. In the summer of 2002, the family moves back to Kabul to start their lives over. Before returning to the town, Laila visits the town of Herat where Mariam grew up. Laila finds the house of Mariam’s former religion instructor and speaks with his son, Hamza, about Mariam. Hamza takes Laila to visit the place where Mariam lived and Laila finally feels some closure. Hamza also give Laila a box from Jalil intended for Mariam. The box contains a letter, a sack of money, and a VCR tape of Pinocchio. In the spring of 2003, Laila and Tariq help up Zaman’s orphanage. Laila becomes a teacher in the classroom Tariq and Zaman built at the orphanage. Laila finds out she is pregnant again and the family wants to name the child Mariam if it is a girl. Context Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965. His mother was a high school Farsi and history teacher and his father was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry. His family moved to Paris in 1976 and wanted to move back to Kabul. Afghanistan was in a time of political turmoil and the Hosseini’s fled to the United States. Hosseini graduated high school in San Jose, California in 1984 and attended Santa Clara University and the University of California: San Diego School of Medicine. He was an intern at the Cedars-Sinai medical center from 1996-2004. Hosseini wrote his first book, The Kite Runner , in March 2001 and published it in 2003. It became a classic and he wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns in May 2007. Hosseini is currently working on And the Mountains Echoed and is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee agency. This book is set in Afghanistan over the course of 39 years (1964-2003). The book skips around through time, but covers many important events. During this time, there is a lot of political turmoil and many violent changes in power. These changes are present in the setting of the book because the amount of freedom that the characters get
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differs depending on Afghanistan’s leader. In 1964, the leader of Afghanistan was king Zahir Shah. He introduced the “New Democracy” which included concepts such as a constitution, free elections, and freedom of the press. This setting sets the stage for the book. With this government, the Afghans had many choices to what they want to happen. The book then fast-forwards to 1974. In 1974, the leader of Afghanistan was president Daud. Daud took power from king Zahir Shah in a coup. Daud then declared himself president and declared Afghanistan a Republic. In 1974, there was much turmoil in Afghanistan. From 1974-1977, Daud removed conservative cabinet members, dismissed many government members, and was accused by Pakistan to be training Pashtuns for an uprising against the government of Pakistan. Around this time, the
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