Mariam remembers faizullah's teachings many times throughout her life at the moment of her execution, she prays to allah, confident that he forgives her thanks to the teachings of faizullah, the god mariam knows is merciful and forgiving, unlike the god represented by the taliban. Mariam reflects on her life and thinks that this is a legitimate end to a life with illegitimate beginnings she recites lines from the koran asking for mercy, kneels, and is killed laila and tariq are married in murree, the pakistani town where he had lived prior to coming to visit laila. This was a legitimate end to a life with illegitimate beginnings this excerpt from page 329 shows that mariam no longer carries the weight of regret, shame, and guilt that she has been carrying since the day she was born. Class-breaking revolutionary woman who surmounts illegitimate beginnings to get a legitimate end(p 329) mariam realizes in her concluding moment of life that the stain of harami that her mother has given her is not meant to persist with her it has been removed.
This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings (361) mariam life is filled with atrocities, memory of the past, the life mariam lived is terrifying not liberating, for her reconciliation and redemption is acceptance and love she is able to feel for laila and her children. At these last moments of her life, mariam finally begins to see the positive aspects of her life rather than the negative people in general always bury themselves in a pit of self-pity when cornered, confused, and in their moment of weakness. Instead nana had endured the shame of bearing a harami, had shaped her life around the thankless task of raising mariam, and in her own way, of loving her (287) finally recognizing nana's love, mariam wishes she had been a better daughter yet, her realization also brings forgiveness, both for nana and herself. Mariam's sacrifice of her own life gives life to four other people examine the course of events and mariam's acceptance of her fate she is at peace at the end, having become much more than an illegitimate girl child.
Mariam thought, that she should die this waythis was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings (p 361) well, the story is indeed touching, yet inspiring it shows me different sides of women - delicate, yet very strong. Towards the end of the novel, mariam will defend laila by killing rasheed from laila and particularly from aziza, mariam learns of the power of love aziza loves her despite everything—despite her harami shame (being born out of wedlock) or her aging face. A thousand splendid suns quotes mariam knew that life for most part has been unkind to her this was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings.
In the end, a thousand splendid suns is a love letter to a country and to a people it is a celebration of endurance and survival in the face of unspeakable tragedy it is a celebration of endurance and survival in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Mariam proved nana wrong by having a legitimate claim to the things other people had, things such as love, family, home, acceptance (4) as mariam says in the novel, she had a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings (370. The book a thousand splendid suns by khaled hosseini is set in afghanistan in the period soviet union war between the years 1960s to 1990s the story is however a dual narrative of the talks of two girls mariam and laila. It shows the culmination of all her life's experiences: the pain and sorrow rasheed has caused her, as well as the joy and love she feels with laila, force her to kill rasheed at first, mariam is motivated by righteous anger and a sense of justice. Victimization and the resistance to victimization are major themes in a thousand splendid suns, and they tie in well with education the primary difference between laila's upbringing and mariam's upbringing is the presence of formal education and the family support for education.
Mariam, one of two female protagonists, is a quiet, thoughtful child at the start of the book born out of wedlock to a rich and married businessman (jalil) and his former housekeeper (nana), mariam resents her mother's strict ways and the fact that she only sees her father once a week mariam's. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings question: despite most of her life being so incredibly full of suffering, mariam decides to leave the world with this thought why do you think this is. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings (329) this quote sums up in a sad, yet hopeful and eloquent way a major message of the novel: that life is often hard, often unfair, often ugly, but if one can persevere through these things there is truth and strength and beauty that gives meaning to existence. A person of consequence at last this was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings (329) she now fully appreciates everything that she has done, all the good that she has left behind for others to enjoy, especially for laila, tariq, aziza, and zalmai.
Finally, the inclusion of the inheritance signifies mariam as, at long last, a legitimate child, removing the stigma of being born out of wedlock laila is able to act as a stand-in for mariam by accepting these gifts. A thousand splendid suns, chapter 46-51 1 'there is a way, she'd said, and in the morning, mariam would tell her what needed to be done and they would do it, and maybe by tomorrow this time they would be on their way to new life' (p 346) what decision does. In the end, mariam sacrifices her life for mariam and she finds a way to get together with her long-gone boyfriend in pakistan together, they start their lives, thank mariam for her sacrifice, and live to help people like mariam who are in desperate need for help. Her death, much like her life, would be a work of art betsy davis sat in her bedroom in ojai, a valley town surrounded by the california mountains on a windowsill near her bed was a collection.
You remember that, mariampg364 even though mariam's execution was injustice in my eyes i believe that for mariam her death sentence was an legitimate end to her life which had legitimate beginnings. A thousand splendid suns by khaled hosseini 384pp, bloomsbury, £1699 anyone whose heart strings were pulled by khaled hosseini's first, hugely successful novel, the kite runner, should be more. Mariam durrani @mariamdurrani feminist+anthropologist+mom+media-maker+prof all about migration, education, racism, patriarchy, and media culture she/them retweets =/ not endorsements duh. A legitimate end to illegitimate beginning: a critical analysis of mariam's character in a thousand splendid suns samina akhtar 1 , muhammad rauf 2 , saima ikram 3 & gulrukh raees 4.
Nana frequently refers to mariam as a harami, which mariam learns with age is an unwanted thing, and that she, mariam was an illegitimate person who would never have legitimate claim to the things other people had, things such as love, family, home acceptance (pg 4) rather than rejecting her mother's negative ideas, mariam. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings (hosseini 328-329) this passage was taken from the very last pages of part three of the novel these are mariam's final thoughts before her execution.