A Thousand Splendid Suns

Mariam's mother tells her, "Women like us. We endure. It's all we have." Discuss how this sentiment informs Mariam's life in part 1. How does Hosseini use Mariam to illustrate the treatment of women in Afghanistan?

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Miriam's marriage supports this theme, as her father marries her off to a man she doesn't love. He has no respect for her wishes...... to remain unmarried, and thus, he gives her to Jalil because she has no place in his home.


A Thousand Splendid Suns