"Mariam caught a glimpse of what was beneath the tree. The rope dropping from a high branch. Nana dangling at the end of it"
Mariam is forced into marriage
"Now, be reasonable, Mariam"
"I don't want to, I don't want this. Don't make me"
Mariam's husband forces himself onto her
"There is no shame in this, Mariam. Its what married people do."
Mariam was coming back home after leaving Jalil's house and found out that Nana had killed herself. This is an example of enduring the unendurable because her mother was the only true family she had.
After the death of Mariams mom, she moves in with Jalil and his wives. Jalil and his wives believe that Mariam is a burden, and decided to force her into a marriage. This is an example of enduring the unendurable because they forced Mariam marry a stranger days after she lost her mother and is still grieving.
One night while sitting in her room, Rasheed came in and forced himself onto Mariam. This is an example of enduring the unendurable because Mariam was afraid to have sex with Rasheed and it was out of her control.