For all of the scenes of great violence, both physical and emotional, wrought upon or by the characters of the novel, there are, too, many scenes of tenderness, both physical and emotional. What are some of these scenes, and what is it about them that makes them linger with you after you have finished the book? Please refer to at least 6 of the following characters: Mariam, Laila, Tariq, Nana, Jalil, Rasheed, Aziza, and Zalmai in your response.
1/10/2021 11:47:32 am
When it comes to Rasheed there tenderness is when they decide to bring Liala in after her house is bombed and both her parents are killed This is a terrible thing to happen to someone and she had nothing so the two of them bringing her in really gave her another purpose and kind of security. Mariam decides to kill Rasheed after a terrible fight and turns herself in to save Liala and the kids. This makes Liala constantly think how nice she was. Liala is all around a good person so to say. Especially when she has to bring her daughter to an orphanage to help her and still visits her all the time despite being beaten in the streets. Nana although she seems mean does everything for Mariam. Everything she does is out of love and kindness even though she says she regrets having Mariam and just wants to protect and prepare her. Jahil shows some kindness building Nana a shack and visiting Mariam but he is a lying and a bad dad. But eventually a little too late she gives Mariam a box with a sorry letter and other things to help her out. Aziza instantly likes Tariq and shows him this love from the start. Zalmai takes time but eventually one night he buries his face in Tariqs shoulder when he comforts him. And finally Tariq, he does everything for Liala from beating bullies to wanting to marry her and flea with a gun to protect her. All of these are signs of tenderness by these characters in the box.
1/11/2021 08:00:25 am
When it comes to Tariq there's one moment of Tenderness that speaks out to me is one of Violence when he beats up the school bully for shooting pee out of a water gun at Laila showing how far Tariq would go for Laila. Now Laila's moment of Tenderness is having Aziza without an Anesthetic for the sake of her child, next I feel like Mullah's tenderness is special too because he teaches Miriam and these teachings influence the 2nd half of the story, then we got Miriam's act of tenderness sacrificing herself so Laila could live out the dream of her parents and for their kids. Miriam literally got killed so Laila could live, next I feel like Jahil's letter even though it was meant for Miriam gave Laila the closure she needed and probably Miriams too. I also feel Zaman the orphanage man who kept Aziza for Laila and took care of all the kids orphaned by war and gried
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