Amir's Jealousy 04/27/2010
Amir's jealousy allows him to constantly play tricks on Hassan. For example, he reads stories wrong or provides wrong definitions to words. What causes this jealousy? How does he justify treating someone who "drank from the same breast" as him in such a manner?
Mariam's life 03/03/2010
Mariam's mom constantly refers to her as a harami. She tells Mariam she is worthless and makes fun of her appearance. Discuss how this relationship foreshadows the relationships she will have with others in the future. Who does this experience affect her marriage? How does it affect her relationship with Laila?
Online Discussions 02/16/2010
Once a week I will present English 12 with an online discussion question about A Thousand Splendid Suns. During class, each student will need to create one post responding to the question. In order to receive full credit, you need to back you opinion and response with evidence from the text. This can be done in one of two ways: using a direct quote or by summarizing a relevant scene. When using a direct quote, remember that the quote itself should only be a sentence or two long. The quote needs to have quotation marks around it followed by the page number in parentheses.