Lessona to be Learned in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Lessons to be Learned in A Thousand Splendid Suns
A powerful, moving, eye opening novel is what should be taught in the grade 12 curriculum. A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini is just that. It is an incredible novel which gives students a better understanding of the 4U course. Firstly, the author explores literacy devices which illustrates effectively and is applicable for the 4U student and their journey to post secondary school. Secondly, A Thousand Splendid suns relates to the novel The Kite Runner as they both have main characters with tragic flaws in their lives similar to Amir, Hassan and Baba. It uses a woman protagonist instead of male, giving the reader a different prospective to life in Afghanistan as a female instead of a male. Lastly, the duality of human nature through the difference of characters, tying the novel to an important theme in the course. Therefore, Khaled Hosseini’s A thousand Splendid Suns is an incredibly moving novel which should be taught in the grade twelve curriculum as students would only benefit from reading this novel.

Throughout the grade twelve course, students are required to learn literacy devices to give them have a better understanding in the 4U english course. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, multiple devices are used throughout the novel demonstrating a better understanding for students. Foreshadowing, Irony and, Metaphors, frequently occurred in this novel. For starters, In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mariam’s mother, Nana, often told her that her ex-husband had told his other wives she had forced herself upon him and that it was all her own fault he didn’t love her. Nana said to Mariam, “This is what it’s like to be a woman in this world”(Hosseini 2...

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...relates to literacy devices studied in the course throughout the novel, and gives us a deeper understanding of all devices covered in the curriculum. Furthermore, the author explores the relationships of texts in an effort to give students a better understanding of novels studied. There are also many situations in this novel that grade 12 students will acknowledge in their future lives and gives you a reality check on life outside of the ‘Oakville Bubble”. In conclusion, The duality of human nature explores many characters and their actions throughout the novel. It brings key components which students will grasp a better understanding of an important topic. A Thousand Splendid Suns gives students and insight into a better understanding of the english 4U course. This novel gives students a powerful understanding of what is outside of the Halton District School Board.