A thousand splendid suns

A thousand splendid suns

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  • Event 1: Laila & Mariam
  • I want to run away!
  • Event 2: The Escape Plan 
  • A woman asked me to buy her tickets  
  • Event 3: Laila is Saved
  • Aziza isn't my child, they would kill you for that 
  • But I'm pregnant with your child. 
  • Laila and Mariam started to bond. They both do their chores together and their tea date becomes a nightly ritual. One night, Mariam suddenly breaks down to tears and tells Laila the story of her life and how ashamed she is. Laila also tells Mariam her plan to escape to Pakistan with Aziza ans asks her to leave with them.
  • Event 4: Financial Issues
  • I cant believe we put her here
  • New laws forbid women to travel without a male companion otherwise Laila and Mariam will be arrested if they try to buy tickets. However, Laila came up with a plan to approach a young man with a wife and a child telling him that her husband died and she needs to get to Pakistan. The young man agrees. However he reports them to the authorities instead of buying them tickets and Laila Mariam and Aziza are arrested. Rasheed becomes furious.
  • Event 5: Tariq is Alive
  • I was in jail for 7 years
  • The war is still on and become worse by day. Women aren’t allowed to go out. Rasheed informs Laila and he knows that Aziza is not his child. Laila would be sentenced to death if he told the authorities. Thankfully Laila is pregnant with Rasheed’s child.
  • Event 6: Rasheed's death
  • Rasheed is short on money, the family had to sell their TV. Rasheed would get a job at restaurants but would a immediately get fired. He then takes Mariam to ask Jalil for money and that’s when they learn that Jalil died. Unfortunately Aziza is sent to Orphanage because they can no longer afford to take care of her.
  • As Laila Mariam and Zalmai return from the orphanage Tariq was standing at the front door. Laila and Tariq started catching up. Tariq tells Laila about his family and the loss of his father and that he’s been sent to jail for seven years and hasn’t stop sending letters to her. On the other hand, Laila tells Tariq and Aziza is his daughter which fills him up with joy.
  • 7 years?!
  • Zailman unknowingly tells Rasheed about Tariq’s visit. Rasheed furiously goes to Laila and starts hitting her until Mariam comes and hits him with a shovel. Rasheed dies, Mariam and Laila buried him in the backyard.
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