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Who is the polar opposite of Mary Carson in The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns?

Two characters who seem polar opposites of Mary Carson are Hassan in The Kite Runner and Tariq in A Thousand Splendid Suns. Mary is an egotistical, manipulative woman whose desires are distorted into vengeance. In contrast, both these male characters are loyal, loving, and kind.

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Characters who seem the polar opposite of Mary Carson in The Thorn Birds are Hassan in The Kite Runner and Tariq in A Thousand Splendid Suns. They are opposites in temperament and behavior as well as gender.

The character of Mary Carson in The Thorn Birds is the aunt of Margaret (Meggie). Mary is a wealthy woman who owns the vast Drogheda estate. A manipulative, domineering woman, Mary displays an...

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