Who is Fariba in A Thousand Splendid Suns most like in The Thorn Birds and The Kite Runner?

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Fariba is similar in some ways to Fiona from The Thorn Birds . Like Fiona, Fariba is a mother who cares very much for her children and tries to protect them from the challenges they face. The sorrows in both of their lives, however, often weigh them down. For Fariba,...

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Fariba is similar in some ways to Fiona from The Thorn Birds. Like Fiona, Fariba is a mother who cares very much for her children and tries to protect them from the challenges they face. The sorrows in both of their lives, however, often weigh them down. For Fariba, losing her children, Ahmed and Noor, when they leave to fight sends her into a spiral of grief. She spends many days in her bed worrying about her sons. Fiona was initially an aristocrat and is unused to the life of labor she now lives with Meggie and her husband, Paddy. She often feels mistreated and overwhelmed by how much work she has to do.

Fariba is also similar to Sofia from The Kite Runner. Sofia is Amir's mother, who is mainly referred to in reflection, as she died young. She is compassionate and has a sensitive soul, and Amir inherited his love of poetry from her. Fariba is also kind and compassionate, though her grief often overshadows these qualities. Like Sofia, Fariba also dies suddenly after a bomb hits her home.

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