Mariam's Character Analysis

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In these last chapters, Mariam undergoes a transformation into an independent woman that is willing to take initiative and stand up for herself. This can be see in her protection of Laila and her children. When she kills Rasheed and ultimately decides to protect Laila and her kids by taking the blame, it marks a key shift in Mariam's character. It shows that she truly cares about them and instead of protecting herself, she accepts her fate in jail as well as her eventual execution. Mariam is able to become a leader and despite being unable to have kids, she is a great "mother" in these final

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