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In the beginning of the book Mariam sees her mother as the one who ells lies and she believes her father is noble. She runs away from her mother to go to her father. The irony is that her mother had been right all along but when Mariam returns it is too late to tell her mother. Her mother has killed herself.
Another irony is when she marries Rasheed. He acts like he is so worried about her purity and that she needs to wear a burqua. However, he himself hides dirty magazines of women who are someones sisters or wives.
Another irony is that Mariam hates that her husband has married Laila. Yet, she is relieved that she no longer has to have physical relationships with him. Laila also brings joy into her life and the first person who has really loved her in a gentle and kid way.
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