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Jillian Rose Cruz


Mrs Manugo
Engltsh 112 - Literary Analysts

12 May 2016
Withstand Adversity Finding the Value of Family
The bomb blew off right in her home Her mother and father were gone as quickly as she
ew through the air where her soon-to-be new mother-figureManam would Pick her up and care
r In the all the chaos happening around her, Laila IS able to find a family that roots her life
nd gives her reason to persevere Laila, one of the protagonists In
roves

that valuing family helps to gatn resilience against adversity

Thousand Splendid Suns,


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Through her actions. Laila dynamically exemplifies a character Withsteadfast familial


morals which leave her reststentto the hardships she experiences Wife-beattng was never
UThe g.rl lunged at him She grabbed his arm
Withboth hands and tried to drag him down
toward Manam- (Hosen
couldn't let him

She did succeed In slowing Rasheed's progress

241) When Rasheed was beating Manam, Laila acted on Instinct "'l

I wasn't raised In a household where people did things like that,'" she later told

Manam She here IS referring how she was broughtup WithBabl, who valued and respected
women and their potential to do great things Babi saw the value of the women in his life, this
morality rubbed off on Laila and allowed her to stand up for the beatings of Rasheed
Looking beyond Just her actions, Laila also demonstrates her true self In her ulterior

motives although she see

ave been complacent at times Firstly, she marned Rasheed

In what seemed to be an Il o s

mless submission "Later, In the dark, Manam told the girl [of

Rasheed's intentionto marry herl For a long time, the girl said nothing 'He wants an answer by
this morning,' Manam said 'He can have it now ' the girl said 'My answer IS ye

vJVas no hesitation when Rasheed asks her which gives the Impression that Laila has given up

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However, one later finds that she is
pregnant WillAnza who ts Tanq's daughter Latia's goals
ultimately were to protect her own,
regardless of what marrying Rasheed could entail Because
she had this sense of family-protection,
Laila was able to accept and withstand a miserable life
With Rasheed The case IS the
same for when she has a child WithRasheed She wanted so
badly to abort the baby and came very
close to it However, she knew that having this child
would please Rasheed which would tn
turn calm his often raging and impatienttemper Her war

was against Rasheed The baby was blameles (Hossetni 284). Latia had the abilityto see
past her own desires and know that her family and now-fnendlyManam would be better off if
she had thts child, the sense of protectionfor her family made her think a certatn way and thusly
prevents her from crumbltng under the pressure of life tn Kabul Thts therefore dtspiays*r

how

she uses familial values to form a resilience to the hardships she faces
There IS truth in Laila's character that makes her relatable to anyone factng difficulties in
life. She clearty exemplifies how there ts stability in familial relationships. When ltfe throws htm
off, one can be steadfast when standing Withanother

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'be ends witbout being redundant?

the writer
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Does the writer use an elevated language that is appropriate
academic. critical essay?

LANGUAGE US", AND


sentencg: vanety evident?
number, word
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ordtr, pronou ns, preposit
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she was taught to value
fanly.
Through her actions, Laila
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mrals which leave her
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was
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up in. *The girthnged at hm She grabbed
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himdown... She did sueed in downg Rasheeds progess
bward Mariam' (Hosseini 241 When Rasheed
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later told Ma

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potential to do great things. Babi

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allowed her to stand upr the be


Looking beyond just her actions, Laila also demonstratesher true self in her utterbc

motives although she seemed to have been complacentat

she marriedRasheed in

what seemed to be an all to seamless submission. Later, in the dark,


Rasheed's intention to marry her). For a long time, the girl

to'd the grf

nothing. He wants an answer by

this morning,' Manam said. 'He can have it now,' the girt said 'My answer

(Nessea; 216)

There was no hesitationwhen Rasheed asks her which gives theimpression that Laila has given
up. owever, one later finds that she iyregnant wiilAziza who is Tari<s daughter,Law

ultimate

o protect her own, regardless of what marrying Rasheed could entail. Because

she had this sense of family-protection,Laila was able to accept and withstanda miserable life
with Rasheed. The case is the same for when she has a child with Rasheed. She wanted so
badly to abort the baby and came very close to it However, she knew that having this child would

please Rasheed which would in turn calm his often raging and impatienttemper."Her war was

against Rasheed. The tby was blameless,- (Hosseini 284), La/a had the abityto see past her
own desires and kntN that her famgy and now-friendly Mariam would be better off if she had this
chdd
the Ense of protedion for her family made her think a certain way a

her from
farndial

under the pressure of life in Kabul.Th therefo


to

a resuence to the hardships she faces.

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vented

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Jillian Rose Cruz


Mrs. Manugo
English 112 Literary
Analysts

2 May 2016

Laila is consistently resilient to the


adversity that persists throughout her life in Kabul

because she was taught to value family.


Through her actions, Laila dynamically exemplifies a character Withsteadfast farnthal
morals which leave her resjstent to the hardships she experiences. Wife-beating was never
something in the household the Laila grew up in. "The girl lunged at him. She grabbed hts arm

With both hands and tried to drag him dowr She did succeed In slowing Rasheed's progress

toward Mariam"(Hosseini 241 When Rasheed was beatingMariam,Laila acted on instinct She
later told Mariam, "'I couldn't let him... I wasn't raised In a household where people did things like

that.'" She

how she was brought up with Babi, who valued women and ther

potential to do great things. Babi

I e the women In his life; this moralityrubbed off on Laila and

allowed her to stand up fr the beatings of Rasheed.


Looking beyond just her actions, Laila also demonstrates her true self in her uttenor

motives although she seemed


what

complacentat times. Firstly, she marned Rasheed in

an all to seamless submissiom "Later, in the darK Mariam told the girt (of

girl said nothing.'He wants an answer by


Rasheed's intentionto marry herl. For a long time,the
this morning,' Mariam said. 'He can have

it now,'the girl said. 'My answer is yes (Hosseini 216)

asks her which gives the impressionthatLaila has given


There was no hesitationwhen Rasheed
daughter.Laila's goals
Aziza
up. However, one later finds that