Two Voices, One Story
Kind of Activity:
Discuss the way the novel alternates between the protagonists' points of view.
Common Core Standards:
One of the unique features of A Thousand Splendid Suns is the way it alternates between Laila's and Mariam's perspective. As a class, discuss the differences between Mariam's sections and Laila's.
You may wish to ask students:
- How do you feel about the book’s transition from one woman's story to the others? Is it jarring?
- Is there a difference between the way Mariam's and Laila's sections are written?
- Would you be able to tell...
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