Summary Of ' A Thousand Splendid Suns '

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A Thousand Splendid Suns in Comparison to Kandahar Both the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and the film Kandahar display striking adaptations to Afghanistan and its culture by displaying the environment there and a series of conditions that men and women have to face in their daily lives. From this, individuals are able to gain insight and experience a society from an insider’s perspective, rather than judging based on assumptions or liable facts. Nevertheless, both stories are portrayed in different mediums that explain customs or traditions unlike the other. By viewing one, it is only possible to understand half of the true story, but it is when the two merge together that actuality can be found. Kandahar depends on A Thousand Splendid…show more content…
In the film Kandahar, the director makes use of a variety of camera angles and focuses to truly portray the situation in Afghanistan. This is illustrated in the scene where Nafas visits the doctor, Tabib Sahid. The camera angles have flicked back and forth to display the doctors understanding that Nafas is not from Iran and how this will be a monumental event that shifts changes the story. The director also uses different lights or audio and music to induce different sensations in the viewers and even foreshadow later events. This is displayed then Khak first goes on a different path than Nafas and resurrects a ring from a skeleton. Fast paced music quickly begins playing as Nafas discovers him and is chased by the boy, invoking suspense of what will happen next. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini uses sensational and physical imagery to grab the reader 's attention. Moreover, he uses emotional imagery to seize the reader 's attention, leaving individuals to yearn for more. This is exhibited in events such as when Nana committed suicide and Mariam felt as if she has no one to go when she was in need of consoling. Similarly, the film uses this technique as well, in the form of visual imagery. For this reason, they are both able to provide a visual representation of Afghanistan and important concepts such as when Nafas visited an institution for young girls as they were
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