The images below show people and places in Afghanistan that may represent the world in which Laila exists. Having finished Part 2, you now know just how different Laila's life was from Mariam's. But how different was it really? How does the idea os "shelter" (in all of its iterations) affect both women?
In your Primary Blog Entry, compare and contrast Mariam and Laila's experiences. Find at least one quote or paraphrase a passage from each that truly highlights their differences, but also explain how the women are similar. Find another quote or paraphrase a passage that highlights their similarity.
Once you have finished and submitted your Primary Blog Entry, please read your classmates' entries. Select two to which you would like to respond. See below the photos for more detailed insructions.
Primary Blog Expectations (respond to the prompt above): 200-250 words, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the name you were assigned in class as your nom de plume and be sure to add word count. Due by 11:59pm Friday night 2-10-2023!
Secondary Blog Response Expectations (read everyone's primary responses, select two that interest you, and respond to their ideas): 100-150 words EACH, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the name you were assigned in class as your nom de plume and be sure to add word count. Due by 11:59pm Sunday night 2-12-2023!
In Part 1 of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Nana says the following to her daughter, Mariam: “Women like us. We endure. It’s all we have.” Select three distinct passages from Part 1 (add page #) that show how this sentiment informs Mariam’s life and how it relates to themes you believe will be intrinsic to the larger meaning of the novel.
Primary Blog Expectations (respond to the prompt above):
--minimal errors in grammar and usage
--thoughtful and thorough writing
--Use the name that you were assigned in class as your nom de plume.
--Be sure to add word count.
--Due by 11:59 PM on Sunday night!
--REMEMBER, this is a Practice Assessment and, therefore, will not be accepted late.
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