What is an example of an important symbol in A Thousand Splendid Suns?

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What is different about this book compared to Hosseini's previous bestseller, Kite Runner, is that A Thousand Splendid Suns focuses far more on the suffering of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban. There are several examples therefore of symbols that explicitly relate to this theme. One of these is introduced by Mariam as she watches the snow fall from her...

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