A thousand Splendid Suns (ch.1-10) (3 Quotes* (Questions (Who is actually…
A thousand Splendid Suns (ch.1-10)
"The truth is, he didn't even hold you until you were a month old. And then only to look down once, comment on your longish face, and hand you back to me. (Page 10, Ch.2)
"You are a clumsy little harami. This is my reward for everything I've endured An heirloom-breaking, clumsy little harami. (page 5, Ch.1)
The rope dropping from a high branch. Nana dangling from a high branch.(page 25, Ch.5)
Who is actually telling the truth about Miriam's birth?
Why did Miriam's Dad let the wives decide Miriam's fate?
How did Miriam feel about what her Nana was telling her about her father?
Nana is giving reasons on why Miriam's father is so horrible. She is trying to prove to her that she has always been there for her unlike her father.
Nana is upset. She feels that Miriam should know how bad of a man her father truly is.
Miriam leaves Nana. She kills herself because of it.
A thousand Splendid Suns (Ch.11-20)
Rasheed and Mariam's marriage is on edge. Rasheed has lost a son of his own in his previous marriage, and he is grieving hard. He is verbally and physically abusing her because of it.
As time went by, and times got worse, Rasheed began to get more angry and distant from Mariam. No matter what Mariam did, she just couldn't satisfy him at this point.
As a result of losing 6 more children after her first, she feels like she's suffering and it is just too much too deal with for her.
Chapter 15 "She could not give him his son back" Hosseini 99
Chapter 12 "With each disappointment, Rasheed had grown more remote and resentful" Hosseini 99
Chapter 13 "As a reminder of how women like us suffer, she'd said. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us" Hosseini 91
Why do you think Rasheed is blaming Mariam for all of the lossses that he has taken in his life?
Why do you think that Mariam kept on making excuses for the men that have let her down in her life?
Do you think that Mariam actually believed that the reason Rasheed had a gun was to protect them?
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Ch.21-30)
Chapter 24 ¨I bought a gun¨ Hosseini 175
Chapter 27 ¨Ït was Rasheed who found the girl, who dug her out from beneath the rubble.¨ Hosseini 200
Chapter 21 ¨Ás much as I love this land, some days I think about leaving it,¨ Hosseini 150
Why did Tariq and Laila wait until he was leaving to realize that they had feelings for each other?
Why did Laila turn him down when he offered for her to move in with him.
Why did Mammy suddenly change her perspective and attitude ?
Tariq bought a gun to protect Laila. The city began to be more dangerous for all.
Babi wants to leave Afghan because of how wrecked it is, but he can´t leave because of Mammi.
Laila survived the blast because she was outside. Luckily Rasheed was home and he found Laila and dug her out of the rubble saving her life.
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Ch.31-40)
Chapter 31 ¨you, on the other hand, would be a benz.¨ Hosseini 222
Chapter 35 ¨When Aziza first spotted Mariam in the morning, her eyes always sprang open, and she began mewling and squirming in her motherś grip.¨
Chapter 36 ¨We´re leaving this Spring, Aziza and I. Come with us, Mariam.¨ Hosseini 256
Laila is treated like she is new and shiny and Mariam is treated like sheś old and rusty.
Mariam would have made a good mom.
Laila couldn´t take the mistreatment so she planned to run away
Why does Rasheed mistreat Aziza?
Where were Miriam, Aziza, and Laila planning on going?
Whos baby was it actually for?
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Ch.41-51)
Chapter 45 ¨He sensed now that his tattletale game had let something serious--adult serious--into the room.¨ Hosseini 345
Chapter 45 ¨And, with that, Mariam brought down the shovel. Tthis time, she gave it everything she had.¨ Hosseini 349
Chapter 41 ¨He was dying then. He had driven all the way from Herat to say good-bye.¨ Hosseini 311
Why did rasheed ask Aziza to give the coin back and not Zalmai?
Why did Mariam surrender and turn herself in instead of going with Laila and Tariq?
What does Titanic fever mean when it is used to describe how kabul is feeling?
Zalmai didn't realize that it was a mistake tattling on his mom. He did not realize the seriousness.
Mariam wanted to protect Laila because she was near death. They were fighting for their lives and she decided to make it better. She knocks Rasheed out with the shovel saving her life and killing Rasheed.
Mariams dad tried to come see her and she turned him away but little died she know that he was dying and tried to come say goodbye,