A Thousand Splendid Suns

Compare mariam and laila's childhood?

What is mariam childhood

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Miriam was illegitimate. Her mother was an outcast, but her mother did do as much as she could to protect her daughter. When Miriam finally made contact with the father she barely knew, he quickly proceeded to marry her off to Rasheed.

Laila was raised by both if her parents and well educated. Her childhood was filled with a freedom Miriam could never have comprehended. She went to school, and had a loving father. Unfortunately, her world turned upside down when her parents were killed in a bombing. Alone and pregnant, she was taken in by Rasheed.