ATSS Mariam

ATSS Mariam

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  • Mariam Being Insulted by Nana
  • "What's the sense schooling a girl like you?"
  • Why can't I learn in school like other kids?
  • Nana convincing Mariam not to go to School
  • "Only one skill. And it's this: tahamul. Endure."
  • "Endure what, Nana?"
  • Jalil's Wives Telling Mariam About her Suitor
  • Don't make me do this!
  • "I've seen nine-year-old girls given to men twenty years older than your suitor, Mariam."
  • This scene relates to Social Injustice, because Nana berates Mariam's desire to learn in public school because of her being a Harami. (pg. 18)
  • Laila Yearning for her Mother's Attention
  • "I want to be there when it happens, when Afghanistan is free, so the boys see it too.
  • I will never leave my mark on Mammy's heart the way my brothers had...
  • This scene relates to Enduring the Unendurable, because Nana tells Mariam about what women like them always suffer. (pg. 19)
  • Laila Annoyed at Mammy's Indirect Accusations
  • "The reputation of a girl, especially one as pretty as you, is a delicate thing, Laila."
  • Here comes a speech..
  • This scene relates to Victimization of Women, because Nargis attempts to convince Mariam to be open about marriage at her age by relating it to an example of even younger girls. (pg. 47)
  • Laila Refusing to Leave with Tariq
  • This scene relates to enduring the unendurable, because Laila feels as if she isn't loved as much as her deceased siblings were, and is emotionally suffering because of it. (pg. 144)
  • This scene relates to social injustice, because of Mammy mentioning the importance of Laila's reputation as a young, pretty girl, despite her recent uninvolvement in Laila's life. (pg. 162)
  • "This scene relates to the theme enduring the unendurable, because Laila had to chose between leaving with Tariq, or staying with her father. (pg. 184)
  • "It's my father that I can't leave, I'm all that he has left."
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