A Thousand Splendid Suns - Chapters 8-15 Summary & Analysis

Khaled Hosseini
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Chapters 8-15 Summary

In Chapter 8, in the morning is the marriage ceremony. Miriam is given nice clothes, and she is introduced to a mullah and Rasheed comes in. He is preceded by cigarette smoke and thick cologne. Rasheed has tickets for the return to Kabul, so the ceremony must take place quickly. When Miriam is asked whether she takes Rasheed for her husband, she does not answer, but one of Jalil's wives answers for her, "She does." Rasheed produces the rings, and forces the too-tight ring over Miriam's finger. Miriam and Rasheed prepare to take the bus together to Kabul. Before they go, Miriam and Jalil talk briefly. Jalil says that he will come and visit, but Miriam knows that this is a lie. Miriam is angry that she cannot even say goodbye to Mullah Faizullah, and Jalil is upset when she leaves, but...

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