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Part two a thousand splendid suns.
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In this section we are introduced to nine-year-old Laila and her family. What were Laila's parents like when they were young? How have they changed? What is undermining their relationship? How does their relationship affect Laila?
When Laila's parents were young there was a time when fariba was charmed by hakim. Their sons at war are undermining their relationship. Fariba has changed because now she is distant and angry. Hakim is caring to Laila. It bothers Laila and Laila has a hard time focusing in school.
Why does Laila feel such a strong attachment to her father?
Laila's father is an academic man who feels strongly that women should be educated. This is not the norm for what men think about women and education. He encourages Laila to complete her education before she finds a husband.
Why does Laila's father believe in the importance of education for women?
He says education is important
What is wrong with Laila's mom
Farbia wishes to stay in Afghanistan in order to see the freedom of the land that her sons died for, but she is forced to move when Laila is almost killed on the streets of Kabul. She's depressed about her sons in war.
Tariq lost one leg to a explosion when he was five. How does eh deal with his disability? What does this suggest about his character?
He doesn't let the insults get to him. He uses his leg as an advantage. This shows that he is down to earth and doesn't care what others think.
Laila enjoys spending time with Tariq's family. How does her family differ from tariqs family and why?
Laila enjoys spending time with Tariq's family, because they love her and she loves them. They listen to what she says and they show her attention that she really doesn't get at home.
How is lailas family affected by the deaths of their two sons? How do you understand lailas reaction?
Laila's family is devastated by the death of their two sons and plans on leaving Kabul but circumstances prevent them from doing. Laila felt like her mom gave all her love to the sons and now there's none for her.
What is the role of religion in the novel? Does it give consolation to the people?
The role of religion is huge. Women are not treated equal and are treated like dolls. The men can do whatever they want to them and not get in trouble. There's no seperation between church and state.
What were lailas brothers fighting for and what are the motives for the rebels fighting against the communists.
Ahmad and Noor, Laila's two older brothers, leave to fight for the Mujahideen in the jihad. After they are killed, Laila's mother Fariba is never the same. As conflict turns to war in Kabul, living conditions become difficult for everyone.
WhydoesLaila'sfathertakehertoseethetwoBuddhas at Bamiyan? Later these statues are destroyed by the Taliban. Why?
Lailas father wanted her to experience the peace and silence of it. Also wanted her to see the country's heritage and the children. They we're destroyed by the Taliban because they viewed the statues as "false idols"
Why does lailas father stay with his wife? How are the mothers and fathers dreams different and why?
The mother wants to stay in Afghanistan where her sons were killed but the father wants to move. He doesn't leave enter because he loves her and his family with her.
On their outing lailas father relaxes, re reading hemingways old man and the sea. Why does the novel resonate with the father?
Laila's father reads a paperback copy of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Its plot seems a metaphor for the struggle going on in their war-torn country. Hemingway's old man, Santiago, struggles to capture an enormous fish, only to see it torn up by sharks.
In what ways is Laila like her mother, and in what ways is she like her father?
Laila is stubbirn like her mother but wants to learn like her father
How does the relationship of Laila and Tariq change?
It changes when they have sex.
What is the impact of the soviet withdrawal on the citizens of Kabul?
When the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan, the result was a political vacuum in which the local populace turned against each other and Kabul became a war zone
What finally convinces lailas mother to leave Kabul?
In A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Laila's mom decides to leave Kabul in an attempt to escape the ravages of war brought about by the Soviet Union's intrusion into Afghanistan.also when laila almost gets hit by a bomb.
How do lailas feelings about leaving Kabul contrast with her parents feelings?
Laila is excited to leave and the parents are sad but want to start over.
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