How Is Mariam Presented In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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As people, we rely on others to make us happy. We need to feel loved and accepted by others in order to feel fulfilled and satisfied. However, certain relationships that are forced upon us can also lead to a negative outcome and can leave one feeling discontent and unsatisfied. In the novel “A thousand splendid suns”, Khaled Hossieni illustrates this idea through the impact other character have on the protagonist; Mariam. At the beginning of the novel it is revealed to the reader that Mariam does not feel loved and accepted by her mother, her conflict with Rasheed leaves her feeling worthless and insignificant. Ironically; she ultimately finds love and acceptance with Aziza who like her is a “harami” and has been conceived out of wed lock.
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