Relationships In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Everyone has relationships, whether it be with parents, friends, or even the special someone. It is also true that those relationships can change in an instant.. Authors show that truth in their work. Khaled Hosseini is no exception; including his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. The main character Mariam does not see her dad, Jalil, except once a week. She loves him, but Jalil does not treat Mariam as well as he does his other children. When Mariam goes to Herat and wants to see Jalil,she ends up not being allowed into his house. This is when Mariam starts to dislike her dad, but Jalil only grows in his love for Mariam. Their relationship changed because of this one event. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns , Khaled Hosseini uses character relationships to show that relationships can change or develop as a result of one event. At the beginning of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mariam adores her father, Jalil. Mariam and her mom, Nana, were cast aside from everyone else after Nana was raped and impregnated by Jalil; making Mariam a harami, or an illegitimate child. They lived on the outskirts of town in a kolba; and they rarely left it. They only had a few visitors. However, Mariam sees her own dad the least often. Mariam only sees Jalil once a week, “Mariam remembered that she had been restless and preoccupied that day, the way she was only on Thursdays, the day when Jalil visited her at the kolba”(Hosseini 3). The feeling was not mutual, as Jalil did not love Mariam
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