A Thousand Splendid Suns - Mrs. Zagaeski's English 2 Class

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Mrs. Zagaeski's English 2 Class

A Thousand Splendid Suns Contemporary Literature Khaled Hosseini Quick Facts Conflicts: person vs. self, person vs. person, person vs. society Point of View: third-person omniscient Date of publication: 2007 Awards: National Bestseller, Amazons #1 book of the year, 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Screenplay for film version is currently being written! Setting Afghanistan Major Cities: Herat, Kabul A couple fictional villages, but most places are real Story begins in late 60s,early 70s Ends in 2003

Encompasses great span of political turmoil in Afghanistan About the Author: Khaled Hosseini Born in Kabul, Afghanistan 1965 Father worked for Afghan Foreign Ministry constantly moved around due to violent political instability Mother was a teacher of Persian Literature gained passion for this poetry Family moved to California in 1980 Hosseini

would graduate high school in Cali. and college with an M.D. 1st Novel: The Kite Runner, 2003 2nd Novel: A Thousand Splendid Suns, 2007 Both are highly acclaimed best-sellers Title Inspiration: Came from a poem by 17th century Persian poet Saib-e-Tabrizi Every

street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls Novels Influences Treatment of women under the rule of the Taliban Political turmoil of Afghanistan over the past 30 years

Beauty of a country that lies hidden beneath a violent political past Political Circumstances: Main conflicts in switching governments: modernizing Afghan culture or keeping with old traditional ways (i.e. women being allowed education, wearing burqas) Soviet Union also infiltrating (basically want more power geographically) Taliban is one reactionary group which gained strong control throughout Afghanistan

In a war-ridden country, many people took refuge in the neighboring countries of Pakistan and Iran Marriage Rights: Polygamy is socially accepted Wives expected to do domestic chores Generally wives all live in the same house Certainly not all men were abusive to wives but public would generally turn heads to obvious abuse Men could choose how they wanted their

wives to behave burqa, go in public alone Women: Before the Taliban take over, womens role in society was beginning to modernize (in more urban areas) Allowed education Dress code was lightened could wear just a loose scarf over head, could wear lipstick, nail polish, high heels Voting rights granted in select areas

With Taliban, women basically lose all forms of freedom Under Taliban: Aim was to secure environments where the chasteness and dignity of women may once again be

sacrosanct," Forced to wear Burqa face of a woman is a source of corruption Could not be in public without male escort Taliban Continued: Not allowed to work Could not be educated past age 8 Could only read Koran Not allowed to be treated by doctors unless escorted led to diseases that never got treated

Women were publicly punished if they broke these laws beaten, shot, hanged, stoned Countless more inhumanities suffered upon the Afghan women Afghanistan Today Now titled the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has a

president and a parliament International powers are trying to help reform the political infrastructure, although Taliban and other insurgent groups still have considerable power Small gains in womens rights have been made (right to vote), but certainly no where close to the freedoms that women in our world have Remains a very unstable environment where many people live in constant fear

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