A Thousand Splendid Suns: Short Summary

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raised to fully appreciate her education. Her father encourages her that marriage can wait, and education cannot. Her father tells her “Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men, maybe even more” (Hosseini 103). Laila eventually gets married at a young age to Rasheed, after her parents die. She no longer pursues her education, but still remembers her father’s words. Eventually, she becomes a teacher at the orphanage. Rasheed owns a shoe repair shop, and is middle aged. His first wife and son both passed away, which led Rasheed to desperately want another son. Rasheed is very stern with his family, and later becomes abusive. Rasheed states, “Where I come from, one wrong look, one improper word, and blood is spilled” (Hosseini 63). Aziza is the daughter of Laila and Tariq. Rasheed is never told that she is not Rasheed’s own child. Aziza is very drawn to Mariam, and brings her happiness. However, Rasheed has much disdain for Aziza. He greatly favors her brother Zalmai. When Aziza is... raised to fully appreciate her education. Her father encourages her that marriage can wait, and education cannot. Her father tells her “Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men, maybe even more” (Hosseini 103). Laila eventually gets married at a young age to Rasheed, after her parents die. She no longer pursues her education, but still remembers her father’s words. Eventually, she becomes a teacher at the orphanage. Rasheed owns a shoe repair shop, and is middle aged. His first wife and son both passed away, which led Rasheed to desperately want another son. Rasheed is very stern with his family, and later becomes abusive. Rasheed states, “Where I come from, one wrong look, one improper word, and blood is spilled” (Hosseini 63). Aziza is the daughter of Laila and Tariq. Rasheed is never told that she is not Rasheed’s own child. Aziza is very drawn to Mariam, and brings her happiness. However, Rasheed has much disdain for Aziza. He greatly favors her brother...
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