The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the narrative of two girls with various upbringings and views on household and love. Rasheed, the partner of Mariam and Laila, brings the 2 girls collectively. Mariam’s upbringing is marred by the truth that she is deemed illegitimate. She matures and is handed to Rasheed as his bride. Laila, on the opposite facet, lives subsequent to Rasheed and Mariam, however after a tragic occasion, she is taken in by them. She turns into Rasheed’s second spouse, and the 2 girls’s lives turn into as harsh as their nation’s. The narrative is about underneath the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Regardless of the difficulties they face underneath Rasheed, the 2 girls are capable of glimpse the bigger image of freedom and pleasure.
Laila, Tariq, and Babi’s tour to the Bamiyan Valley is consultant of the broader context Hosseini is aiming to convey to his readers. The aim of the journey could have been to see the panorama of Afghanistan from the highest of the valley and to find out about Afghani tradition, however it additionally represents the long run that Laila will confront at Rasheed’s dwelling. Babi introduced Laila and Tariq to view the magnificent Buddha Statues to remind them of Afghanistan’s wealthy historical past (Hosseini 153). This legacy was distinct from the violence and upheaval in different areas of the nation. The Buddhas neighborhood is a gaggle of Bamiyan Valley cave-dwelling monks. They’re emblematic of the cultural and historic wealth of Afghanistan. The Taliban, nonetheless, smashes these sculptures. When Laila learns about it, she remembers a interval when she was actually completely happy and surrounded by family members. Being married to Rasheed was marked by aggression, melancholy, and fragility. Her tranquility, feeling of safety, and sense of complacency have been shattered precisely just like the Buddha statues.
Mariam and Laila belong to 2 distinct generations and households. Their views on household and love range. Nonetheless, battle, loss, and destiny pull them collectively. Hosseini defines Mariam as an illegitimate youngster (harami) (Hosseini 220). Mariam is given to Rasheed as a bride when she reaches maturity with out the love of her dad and mom.
Laila, then again, lives simply throughout the road from Rasheed and Mariam, and owing to unavoidable circumstances, Rasheed takes her in as his second spouse. Laila’s coronary heart nonetheless belongs to her longtime childhood pal Tariq, therefore she doesn’t need to wed Rasheed. Nevertheless, she consents to the wedding since it’s her solely technique of life. Hosseini’s novel is about in a interval when girls have been regarded unequally. They have been unable to get employment, well being remedy, go away their houses, and even catch a cab with out a male companion. Regardless of being married to the identical man, Mariam and Laila confront the identical difficulties as different Afghan girls.