A Thousand Splendid Suns

What is the significance of the porcelain sugar bowl? What is foreshadowed when Mariam accidentally breaks it

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The shattering of the sugar bowl is significant because it foreshadows the novel's theme of unhappiness and symbolizes Miriam's feeling of failure. 

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