The Question and Answer section for A Thousand Splendid Suns is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This is a pretty involved question for this short answer space. I can make a general comment. Both women live within a patriarchal, and in many cases, misogynist world. They want love and happiness, even within the context of very conservative...
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It is a dress, usually black, that covers the entire female body except for the eyes.