Literature Discussion Prompt:
Based on part III and IV of the novel “ A Thousand Splendid Sun” answer the following
How do you account for the unlikely relationship between Mariam and Laila which is first a friendship and later a mother-daughter relationship also? Post one idea and explain.
2. Is Mariam’s death a victory? Why or why not? Discuss. Can you find a quote to illustrate your position? Make sure you integrate the quote smoothly into your analysis.
3. What might be the symbolic significance of the phrase “a thousand splendid suns,” which is not only the title of the novel but is also referred to several times in the novel?