What are some examples of love triumphing over adveristy in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini?I'm writing an essay "To what extent does love triumph over adversity in A Thousand Splendid...

What are some examples of love triumphing over adveristy in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini?

I'm writing an essay "To what extent does love triumph over adversity in A Thousand Splendid Suns" and I ca't seem to think of enough ideas for the 1,500-2000 word essay.

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In A Thousand Splendid Suns, love always triumphs over adversity.  For example, when Laila moves into the home of Rasheed and Mariam, the two women are at odds.  However, they eventually form an alliance, and the two stand strong against Rasheed.  When Laila is strangled by Rasheed, Mariam is driven by her love for Laila to stand up for her.  Mariam kills Rasheed to save her friend.  Mariam's love for Laila and her two children then drives her to turn herself in to the authorities, allowing Laila and the children to escape.  Later, Laila's intense love for her childhood lover Tariq brings the two back together again, and they form a family in midst of strife.  The novel is set against the backdrop of war and suffering; however, the characters still manage to let love drive their best intentions.

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