The tone for the entire book can be summed up in the following quote: “There’s only one talent that a woman like me and I must have to succeed in this life. It isn’t taught at school.” There is only one talent. It’s tahamul. (p. 20-21). Tahamul means endurance and tolerance. This trait was crucial in keeping women from being married to their husbands in Afghanistan during the patriarchal period. Hosseini’s research shows that women from traditional Afghanistan oppose being in exploitative and abusive marriages. Both the nation and their personal relationships are affected. Laila and Mariam will be released from their dictatorship.
Laila is astonished by her visit to Giant Buddhas. Babi, Tariq, Laila and Tariq use this journey to discover and enjoy the Afghani countryside. Bamiyan Valley is home to stunning Buddha images. Laila and Tariq will be able to experience the “living” culture and traditions of the nation during the journey. It is a legacy that has survived the turmoil and violence of the nation. It is evidence that the Buddha’s statue was made by an ancient monastic community who lived in caverns. This demonstrates how varied and culture-rich Afghanistan was in Hosseini’s era. These laws are however destroyed by Taliban who show their ignorance about Afghanistan’s citizenship. Hosseini, in the novel, emphasizes the historic importance of the trip to Laila, stating “The serenity and it.” It was my goal that you have this experience. You should also see the country’s rich past and teach your children. You’ll see that there are certain things I can teach. Some things are explained in books. But there are some things you must see and feel. There are clearly certain things that I can teach “, p. Remembering Afghanistan’s history outside of the fighting is vital.
This vacation was so memorable that she considers it her best moment. (Hosseini 2014). She felt secure and loved by the sculptures and other people in Bamiyan Valley. These objects are crucial in Laila’s entire life. Laila hopes for peace and tranquility in her next few years, as violence is a constant. Laila’s driver, who was taking her and her friends to Bamiyan Valley, said “And there, young friends is the history our country: one invasion after another,” before throwing his cigarette smoke out the window. “Macedonians. Sassanians. Arabs. Mongols. Now, the Soviets. We look a lot like those walls. “The structure still stands, even though it is damaged and unattractive” (p.150). It will represent Rasheed and Mariam’s union in the improved nation.