Empowerment Of Women In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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The 20th century was a time for enormous change in the United States. One of these changes was the rise of the women’s movement. During the 20th century the women’s movement created huge change in Western society including women’s suffrage, the right to own property, the right to make individual decisions regarding pregnancy, broad employment for women at more equitable wages, access to university education, and more. The mentality of empowerment for women in the twentieth century is reflected by the main characters in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini. Much of the novel focuses on the rough and “second-class” period of life that women in Afghanistan were experiencing. The strict following of Sharia law by the Taliban meant