"With each dissapointment, Rasheed had grown more remote and resentful." (99)
Rasheed's Abuse Toward Mariam
This demonstrates enduring the unendurable because Mariam has a breakdown and is in an unendurable amount of emotional pain.
This shows enduring the unendurable because Mariam is not able to successfully conceive a child. Rasheed becomes angry at her and they grow apart and Mariam is left feeling useless.
This scene shows Rasheed forcing Mariam to eat rocks because she made hard rice. This shows enduring the unendurable because he becomes physically and verbally abusive to her and she can do nothing about it .