Every Woman Needed a Husband, even if he did Silence the Song in Her

Every Woman Needed a Husband, even if he did Silence the Song in Her

The novel begins by issuing a kind of challenge – Rahim Khan’s promise to Amir that there is a way to be good again, to recover from his double betrayal of his best friend and half-brother, Hassan, and morally rehabilitate himself. The same question operating at the personal level applies in this book at the social one – how can a society become good again? If the Afghanistan of the early part of the book is peaceful and nurturing for privileged children such as Amir, we have ample opportunities to discern the society’s shortcomings. We know that Hassan, for example, was born to be illiterate. Or that Jamila Teheri believes “Every woman needed a husband, even if he did silence the song in her.” At the conclusion of this novel, a natural question to ask is: Has Rahim’s promise been redeemed, at either the personal or societal level? What are Amir’s prospects for being good again? Or Afghanistan’s? Or any of us?
Directions: Develop a thoughtful, coherent, and well-written response. Be sure you “take a position” and state it in a clear, specific thesis (claim.)
Requirements:
Use proper MLA format.
*4 – 5 paragraphs, 1 1/2 – 2 pages in length.
*Use 3 – 4 specific examples from the text. These do not have to be quotations, but they must include specific details to support your position.
*** if the source could include direct quotes from the novel that would be great!