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by Khaled Hosseini

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Who was Sanaubar in The Kite Runner most like in A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Thorn Birds?

Sanaubar in The Kite Runner is most like Laila in A Thousand Splendid Suns and Meggie in The Thorn Birds. One element that connects them is being married to one man but having a child fathered by a different man.

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Although Sanaubar does not occupy many pages of the novel, her character has a significant impact through her relationships with two men, Ali and Baba, and as the mother of Hassan. Her beauty and its effect on men are presented as highly significant, in part because they influence her to seek her own path rather than adjust to being a traditional wife and mother. Even after she finally produces a son, she cannot stay and raise him. When she is old and no longer...

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