A Thousand Splendid Suns Part 3 (Chapters 27-47)
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what happened to laila and her family?
a rocket struck their home and killed her father and mother
how did laila get out of the rubble of the house alive?
rasheed dug her out and brought her to the hospital
where is laila staying now that her family and friends and house are gone?
rasheed and mariam's house
who had salvaged a few of babi's books?
who occupied tariq's house and why?
it was a gift given by one of Sayyaf's commanders to three young men, the youngest still had some uncorrupted humility
what happened to the boys occupying tariq's house?
shot by a rocket from the Hazara of Whadat
why was laila guilty of her survival?
she thought she shouldnt be here because her dad was going to take the next box outside but she insisted she could do it, and this is why she was outside and he was in when the rocket hit
who comes to the house asking for laila?
abdul sharif, says that tariq was in a hospital with him and lost both of his legs and then died
who was a "thin, small-headed man with a bulbous nose pocked with the same cratered scars that pitted his cheeks [whose] hair, short and brown, stood on his scalp like needles on a pincushion"?
what does abdul say he does?
owns clothing stores, mostly for men, and he has 2 stores in Kabul, Taimani, and Shar-e-na, and 2 in Pakistan, in Peshawar where his warhouse is
when was the last time she had hear tariq's full name, Mahammad Tariq Walizai?
when they had enrolled in a farsi winter course
what did abdul say happened to tariq?
he was in a lorry full of refugees (23 of them) goint to peshawar and they were caught in crossfire near the border, and a rocket hit the lorry. of the 6 survivors, only 3 lived at the hospital, including tariq. he said that tariq had described where laila lived, and told abdul how much he cared for laila and to find her and tell her how much he missed her. then, one nigt, tariq died
what are laila's thoughts when she hears of tariq's death?
she now understood what her mother had gone through and wondered if this was punishment for her aloofness to her mother's suffering. her mind went to the day trip babai had taken her and tariq on
what change did mariam notice about rasheed in the presence of laila?
1. he acted nicer and like he actually had manners (he doesn't) but still doesnt change how he acts towards mariam
2. even though he hated Massoud and thought he was a traitor and communist, he said that the CIA shouldve armed 'commander Massoud' instead of Hekmaytar. Mariam realizes that Massoud is a tajik like Laila, and this is why rasheed is using him to get on laila's good side
"not that they give a damn in america...wat do they care if pashtuns and Hazaras and Tajiks and Uzbeks are killing each other? How many americans can even tell one from another? DOnt't expect help from them, I say. Now athat the soviets have collapsed, we're no use to them. We served our purpose. To them, Afghanistan is a kenarab, a shit hole"
Rasheed trying to court Laila
what is rasheed's reaction to mariam's accusation that he is trying to court the 14 year old girl even though he's like 60(doesnt know his own age)?
what is his reasoning for wanting to marry her?
he cant just let an unmarried girl live here because it's bad for his reputation, and he's not the Red Cross and cant just keep feeding her and giving her shelter and if he let her go shed be killed and/or raped or starve if neither of those
how old was rasheed's mom when she had him?
how did rasheed get laila a ring?
traded in Mariam's old one, promises Laila that M wont notice its absence
how many karats was the ring rasheed gave Laila?
why had laila agreed to the marriage with rasheed so quickly?
she was pregnant with tariq's baby
what was the only thing she had left of her old life?
what was the first sacrifice a mother had to make?
what did laila do the night rasheed came to her first?
pricked her thumb with a knife so that there would be blood on the sheets in the morning
"God help me, I think I love you"
Rasheed to Laila on their first night together
what did rasheed say to laila about mariam?
told her that M was a harami and that they (he and L) were city people, while M was raised in a kolba (implying that M is less than him and L), but M is sturdy and a hard worker, and would be a volga if she were a car, while L would be a brand new Benz
what does rasheed ask of Laila?
never leave the house without him and a burqa, says its a husbands duty to protect her honor, says that if she needs something and he's away she can send Mariam
what did mariam say to laila?
the only time she had stated her will so forcefully, she yelled at laila that she wouldnt be her servant and dint want laila here or her company
what allegiances baffled laila?
sayyaf was fighting the hazaras and the hazaras were fighting massoud, who was fighting Hekmaytar, so Sayyaf backed Massoud and Hekmaytar supports the Hazars for now
what does rasheed call laila?
his flower, his gul
why was Laila glad for the burqa?
if she saw an acquaintance they wouldnt see how far she'd fallen and how her lofty aspirations
what name had laila given her daughter?
Aziza, cherished one
what does rasheed say about the baby?
laila has given birth to a warlord, Hekmatyar
why does rasheed say she shoudnt get so attached to the baby?
a statistic on voice of america said that 1 out of 4 kids in afghanistan will dies before the age of 5
what astonishing thing doeslaila do for mariam?
rasheed goes in to beat M because he thinks she's been teaching L to defy him, but L jumps on top of him until he backs down
what happend sat the end of chapter 33?
mariam plays with the baby while laila sleeps and notices the mockingbirds singing
what did laila find outside her door one morning?
a pile of clothes --a twirl dress with pink fish, a blue foral wool dress with matching socks and mittens, and yellow pajamas with orange polka dots, and green pants
what ritual did mariam and laila have now that they are friends after laila stood up for her?
3 cups of chai every night
when was the first time mariam had been wanted and loved without reservation?
by Aziza, the first true connection in her life of false, failed connections
who made mariam want to weep?
what happened in january 1994?
Dostum switched sides and joined Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and these two together fired on Massoud and Rabbani forces
what was used to intimidate civilians and reward militiamen?
what were people doing because of all the rape?
women killing themselves for fear of being raped, and men killing wives or daughters if they had been raped to preserve honor
what did mariam do to distract Aziza from the thumping of mortars?
arranged grains of rice on the floor in the shape of a house or rooster or star and let Aziza scatter them, and she drew elephants in one stroke like Jalil had taught her
what did mariam wonder, with all the fighting going on?
if there was this much fighting in Herat, and how Mullah Faizullah and Bibi jo and jalil (she hoped he was safe) were coping
what did rasheed do to their house?
barricade the door with a couch and set boob traps and lock the gates and carry his loaded gun
what were the mujahideen doing?
forcing young boys to join their forces at gunpoint, then if these boys were captured by enemy forces they were tortured and made to lead the torturers to their homes to kill their families
why was mariam mostly glad when the fighting subsided?
rasheed was out of the hosue again
what had mariam hand sewed for aziza?
first baby clothes, and then a doll
what had mariam's past contained?
the message that love was a damaging mistake and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous allusion
what were "those twin poisonous flowers"?
hope and love
when did mariam laila and aziza leave rasheed?
what had happened since the mujahideen takeover in 1992?
Afghanistan was now the Islamic State of Afghanistan, and women enjoyed basically no freedoms or opportunities
what were the strict Islamic laws that ordered women to cover, forbade them to travel without a male relative, and punished adultery with stoning?
what was the first risky part of aziza laila and mariam's journey?
finding a suitable man to pose as a family member
what was the second risky part of aziza laila and mariam's journey?
when they arrived in pakistan, whose borders had been closed to afghanistan since january because of all the refugees
who did laila find totake them to peshawar?
a young man (wakil) with his son and wife, she told him she was a widow traveling with her mother and child to stay with her uncle in peshawar
what does wakil do to them?
takes their money, buys their tickets, then turns them in to the guards, who take them in for questioning
what almost made laila laugh while she was being questioned?
officer rahman said it was his duty to maintain order, though there was obviously so much disorder because or the mujahideen
what happened to laila and mariam after being questioned by the police?
they were sent back to rasheed who beat them severely and locked them up in rooms without food or water
what happened september 27?
the taliban, who had overthrown warlords in kandahar in october 1944, were there
what was a geurilla force made up of young Pashtun men whose families had fled to pakistan during the war against te soviets and who had mostly been born in refugee camps?
who was the slender, bearded young man in a black turban speaking into the loudspeaker the first time laila saw the taliban?
a man speaking in between the dead bodies of najibullah and his brother
why was najibullah there?
the taliban had dragged him form his sanctuary at UN headquarters, he and his brother were on a scaffolding holding a rocket launcher and were hanging dead from ropes tied to traffic light posts after having been tortured and dragged through the streets. the man speaking said that he had killed many Muslims and this is what they do to infidels who commit crimes against Islam
what were najibullah's crimes according to the taliban?
he was an infidel (kafir) and a communist
what were rasheed and aziza's reactions to najibullah's death scene?
rasheed smirked and aziza cried in mariam's arms
what was the radio now known as?
the voice of shari'a
what are the new laws?
1. pray 5x a day or be beaten
2. men have long beards or be beaten
3. all boys wear turbans (1-6 grade black, others wear white) and wear muslim clothes with buttoned shirt collars
4. no singing
5. no dancing
6. no cards, chess, kites
7. no writing books, watching films, or painting pictures
8. if you keep parakeets you will be beaten and your birds killed
9. if you steal your hand will be cut off, the next time it will be your foot
10. if you are not muslim, do not worship in the presence of muslims or you'll be beaten and imprisoned and if you try to convert a Muslim you'll be executed
11. stay in home at all times and be accompanied by a man if you go out or they'll be beaten
12. never show their face
13. no cosmetics
14. no jewelry
15. no charming clothes
16. don't speak unless spoken to
17. dont make eye contact with men
18. dont laugh in public
19. dont paint your nails
20. dont attend school
21. dont work
21. adultery can be punished by stoning
22. listen and obey
"it's better to be deprived of food for 3 days than tea for one"
Laila to mariam about a chinese saying
what did mariam agree with rasheed on for once?
the taliban would be able to enforce their rules on woen and make them stay home
what is laila?
what was laila glad of?
when the taliban went to work that babi wasnt there to see it
what had marco polo restaurant been turned into?
an interrogation center
who roamed the street in toyota trucks?
what was Kharabat?
Kabul's ancient music ghetto that was silenced by the beatings of the taliban
what did the taliban do to tariq's favorite singer, Ahmad Zahir?
fired bullets into his grave
how did rasheed regard the taliban?
forgiving, affectionate bemusement as one might regard an erratic cousin prone to unpredictable acts of hilarity and scandal
what did rasheed do every wednesday night and every friday?
listen to the voice of shari'a, when the taliban would announce the names of those schedled for punishment and then watched the punishemnt on fridays in the Ghazi stadium, which he described to laila with exhileration
what does rasheed say to laila when she tells him hes just like the taliban?
aziza doesnt have either his or her eye color, so if he wanted to he could just walk up to the taliban and tell them he was suspicious and that would be it for her
what had rasheed always disliked about laila?
that she used big words and thought she was so clever
"what's keeping you off the streets, your smarts or me?"
rasheed to laila
what "big word" does rasheed give laila?
he says he's giving her perspecive
what had she found in the alley where she'd kissed tariq years ago?
the abandoned bicycle she snapped the spoke from and was contemplating aborting her baby with
why did laila not go through with the abortion?
because she couldnt accept what the mujahideen already had--that sometimes in war innocent life had to be taken--her wasnt against rasheed and the baby was blameless
what happened at the former women's hospital?
they no longer served women, and the crowd was tol to go to Rabia Balkhi, which had no clean water, no oxygen, no medications, no electricity
what did mariam see as she clawed her way through the people in line at the hospital?
the sacrifices mothers made, one of them decency
what was the aluminum table for?
live babies onto the blanket on top, dead ones on the bottom shelf
whaat do they have to do to laila?
a c-section without medication while laila is awake because the baby is in breech position (legs first)
what do the taliban do when NGOs offer money to them to help the womens hospitals?
they turn it down or give it to places for men
who was a woman far past outrage who understood that she was lucky to be working and there was always something else they could take away?
the doctor operating on laila
what would mariam always admire laila for?
how much time passed before she screamed during the c section
when had the drought started?
what had the kabul river turned into now?
a public toilet
who was a plump little boy with curly hair, small brownish eyes, and rosy ckeeks?
in what ways was zalmai like rasheed?
rosy cheeks, thick moon shaped hairline set low on his brow
what was zalmai's favorite song?
Mullah Mohammad Jan
hwo did zalmai change when he was around rasheed?
he worshipped his father, and in his presence he was easily offended, held grudges,and persisted in mischief even when laila told him to stop, though he never did when it was only him and laila, which rasheed said was a sign of intelligence
what was a well that ran deep and never dried?
rasheed's patience with zalmai
who grinned the way people who share a secret do?
zalmai and rasheed
what did rasheed come home with a few weeks after zalmai turned 2?
a magnavox TV for zalmai
what was aziza like by the time she was 6?
hair as light as laila's with laila's dimples; a calm, pensive child with a demeaner that seemed far past 6
what did laila marvel at?
aziza's manner of speech--her cadence and rythm and thoughtful pauses that were at odds with the young girl who housed them
who had taken it upon herself to wake, feed, clothe, comb, and be peacemaker for zalmai?
who were inserparable?
mariam and aziza
who had taught aziza koran verses?
what is mariam talking about when she says "it's all I have to give her...they're the only true possession I've ever had"?
the koran verses she teaches aziza
who said just because things were banned didnt mean you couldnt find them?
rasheed about the TV
what did laila do to rasheed that ended up with a barrel of a gun in her mouth?
rasheed had borrowed too much money and wanted aziza to become a street beggar, laila said no, he slapped her, she punched him in the face
why were they digging a hole in the yard?
to hide the TV during the monthly or weekly or even daily raids
what is laila's dream?
that she and mariam are lowering aziza into the hole wrapped in plastic
what happened in the summer of 2000?
third and worst year of drought, and the year of the titanic
what roles does aziza assign her family in the Tiatanic?
she is Jack and gets to die a hero, Mariam is Rose and spends the rest of her life sad and longing for him, and Zalmai is the iceberg
what does aziza say about the titanic fever?
it's all about Leo
who says jack is dead and he's not coming to save everyone?
what happened later the titanic summer?
a fabric merchant didnt put out his cigarette and lit is store on fire, and then alot of other stores including rasheed's (if the winds had blown east instead of west his shop might have been saved)
"I married a pari and now I'm saddled with a hag. You're turning into Mariam"
Rasheed to Laila
why was rasheed fired fromt he kebab house?
the gun-skewer incident
why was rasheed fired from the job in Taimani?
customers complained of the long wait (Laila says he was probably outside napping or smoking, and gets severely beaten for this)
what story had mariam heard of a neighborhood widow?
she had ground up bread and laced it with rat poison and fed it to her children and herself rather than await death by starvation
what did maraim remember that mullah faizullah used to say?
"even the snakebitten an finds sleep, but not the hungry"
where did mariam and rasheed go?
the Intercontinental Hotel where mariam used their phone to cal the mayor's office about the whereabouts--they said he died in 1987
what happens april 2001, the year mariam turns 23?
massoud leading the northern alliance, begging the US to step in
the family says they are sending aziza to a school where they have food for her, but she must say her father was killed by the mujahideen but in reality it is an orphanage
who was wounded beneath but glossed over his defeat with good humor?
zaman the orphanage director from kandahar
what did zaman's brother in law from herat do?
he was a glassmaker who made jade green swans
what lie that was really the truth did laila tell zaman?
aziza's father was killed by the taliban
"it's not your fault...it's those savages, those washis who are to blame. they bring shame on me as a pashtun"
who chose to cradle her own suffering privately and quiety?
who does laila see one day while visiting aziza?
khala rangmaal visiting her 3 kids, but she doesnt recognize laila
what changes did laila notice in aziza?
she didnt allow for much silence and talked in a high voice punctuated with nervous laughter, and she hid her dirty fingernails and seemed like an embarrassed hostess and she stammered, mostly with words with T
what job had rasheed found?
he was a doorman at the intercontinental
how did rasheed transfrom in his uniform?
he looked pitiable and bewildered and like he'd accepted life's indignities and almost harmless
what had the man who shared tariq's cell been flogged for?
painting flamingos, the taliban were offended by the long bare legs and had told the painter to either destroy the paintings or make them decent so he had painted trousers on all of them and made islamic flamingos
who is alyona?
the captain's daughter in the movie they watched as kids, and tariq's goat
where is tariq living?
Murree in the foothills Pir Panjal Pakistan
where had tariq and his famiy stayed?
Nasir Bagh refugee camp near peshawar
what happend the first winter in the camp?
tariq's dad died, his mom almost did but was saved by a doctor, and tariq cornered a 12 year old boy and held a piece of glass to him and stole the boy's blanket for his mother
how long was tariq in prison?
who is abida?
the cook in the bungalow next to tariq
who were salim and sayeed?
salim was in prison with tariq and told him to find his brother, sayeed, and ask him for work
what was the last time mariam saw laila?
mariam was in a dark blue sweater buttoned in the front with white ctton trousers and a white scarf over her head
where did mariam go?
the walayat women's prison near chicken street
did the women's prison proide food?
what was the first and only thing mariam asked the talib guards?
what was Naghma's story?
her father promised her to a tailor 30 years older than her, and she eloped with a boy she fell in love with, a Mullah's son, but they were caught and he said she had seduced him so he was fine and she was imprisoned. on mariam's last day she gave her a tengerine and said mariam was the best friend she ever had
"God has made us differently, you women and us men. Our brains are different. You are not able to think like we can. Western doctors and their science have proven this. This is why we require only one male witness but two female ones"
young Talib at Mariam's trial
what does mariam dream of her last night?
11 pebbles, young jalil, Mullah Faizullah, Nana
ehat story does the young Talib sitting across from her on the ride to the stadium tell her?
he doesnt remember his father (a bicycle repairman), but his mother told him that when he was taken by the Soviets, his father cried like a child so it was normal for Mariam to be scared
what were mariam's last thoughts?
first sorrow that she would never get to hear Laila's laugh or see Aziza grw up or play with her grandkids, then peace because she had been loved and had loved, then her last thought was a verse from the Koran "He has created the heavens and the earth with truth; He makes the night cover the day and makes the day overtake the night, and He has made the sun and the moon subservient; each one runs on to an assigned term; now surely He is the Mighty, the Great Forgiver"