A Change in the Future

A Change in the Future

Victoria Bernhardt
Period 7
Mrs. Buchanan
English 2 Honors
1-25-2013

A Change In The Future
The theme or message is the central idea or ideas explored by the literary works. In other words, it’s the message the author wants you to realize from the story. There are multiple themes in A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, both written by Khaled Hosseini. Putting together these stories, I thought finding hope, and fighting for what you believe in as the themes.
Hope is the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Hope in A Thousand Splendid Suns is happening to very few people, considering the Taliban, the war, and the bombing of family and friends. You never know what is going to happen next or if there will ever be a tomorrow. For Laila, she has had a very rough life and even worse, having her parents blown up right in front of her. Not being loved your entire life by your own mother is something everyone wants to avoid, but Laila was one of the unfortunate. She only had attention from her dad and then she became alone from the bombing. She married at a youth life to a man who was three times her age who was very abusive to Laila and his other wife, Mariam. This life she had never wanted, but it happened, and she didn’t know what to do. When she was a teenager before marrying Rasheed, she met a boy named Tariq. She fell in love with him from day one even after he moved away with his family. She thought she would never see him again until years later, after many journeys with Rasheed, Tariq shows up, unannounced. Rasheed found out that Tariq had visited and tried to choke Laila until she would die, but Mariam found a shovel and hit him against the head until he fell to floor in a pile of blood. That was the day that both ladies and children of their family became free. Laila never gave up on hope or of finally living life. She moved on and had three kids with the man of her dreams. In The Kite Runner, Amir has always been a...

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