A Thousand Splendid Suns

descibe why mariam had opposing attitudes towards the burqa?

mariam experienced two feelings while wearing the burqa; one holds her back while the other is oddly liberating/ beneficial

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You are correct. When Mariam's husband presents her with the Burqa, because he is "a new breed of man", Mariam is horrified. The burqa is uncomfortable and hot. At the same time it hides her from prying judgmental eyes. She can remain in the shadows observing instead of being observed.