Zalmai Character Analysis

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Hosseini uses Laila’s realization to develop character. Laila Realizes that what she is saying to Zalmai, is a shameful lie, but she has to keep repeating it again and again as time goes on so zalami doesn’t uncover the whole gruesome truth about Rasheed. Zalmai thinks Rasheed is a strong and powerful man that is away on a trip, “My real Baba jan is away on a trip, and when he gets back he’s going to beat you up!” said Zalmai. Since Laila tells Zalmai that she doesn’t know when his Baba jan will return to him, he will keep asking Laila again and again because he is eager for Rasheed to return. Zalmai is confident that he will come home, but he just doesn’t know when exactly he will come. “When he asks, she tells him the lie again, she tells

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