And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hossein: Relations are the most important part of human beings. without relations, life is like a dull color which do not have any attraction for others. the relations keep you alive and give you calm and peace of mind.
This aspect of human life is the most precious gift that the human beings are blessed with. When one loses any of the near and dear ones, one is sunk into the blind well where there is not light to guide and no air to breath. Many of our books, plays and novels, and even poetry carry the hard issues of the relations which are found in the close relations.
And the Mountains echoed is the story of such relations and describes the different aspects of the human relations. Relations never die but are killed with selfishness, greediness, coldness and vested interests. Their death causes heavy loss for the others who are caring about their near and dear ones.
Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most, in this story revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers.
The story gradually expands outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page, following its characters and the ramifications of their lives,choices, and loves all over the world—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story follows its characters and the ramifications of their lives, choices, and loves all over the world.
And the Mountains Echoed (2013) is a film about a brother and sister who are separated when the latter is given up for adoption due to their family’s financial difficulties. The tale follows the brothers for decades after they split up in 1950s Afghanistan.
Hosseini relied on the highly publicized death of a three-year-old Syrian child who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 for his next work, the illustrated short tale Sea Prayer (2018). As he and his kid wait to leave war-torn Syria, a father reflects on his life.
Characters’ appearance and behavior are influenced by their surroundings as much as by the personal dynamic with which they are endowed by their author: For Émile Zola, the environment is of paramount significance, as he believes it determines character. The setting of a novel usually determines the whole action of the story.
Madame Bovary (1857) by Gustave Flaubert could not have been set in Paris because the tragic life and death of the heroine are heavily influenced by the confines of her rural setting. However, it is not uncommon for the major setting of a novel to take on a significance in the reader’s imagination equivalent to that of the characters, and yet this does not always happen.
In the year 1952, the novel begins,Saboor, a poor farmer from the fictitious town of Shadbagh, chooses to sell his three-year-old daughter Pari to a wealthy couple in Kabul who are childless. And the Mountains reveal the complicated issues related to the different relations. Abdullah likes Pari and assists her in collecting numerous feathers that she appreciates.
He once traded a pair of his shoes for a peacock feather, knowing that Pari would appreciate it.
Abdullah, who has nurtured Pari since their mother died giving birth to her, is oblivious to his father’s ambitions and insists on accompanying him from the hamlet to Kabul with Pari.
Saboor ultimately relents after repeated slaps and orders to return to the hamlet, allowing Abdullah to accompany him on the condition that no tears be shed.
The children’s stepmother, Parwana, grew up as the less-favored kid to her beautiful twin sister Masooma, and subsequent chapters explain how the arrangement came to be. She shoved Masooma out of a tree, paralysing her, in a jealous rage because Masooma and Saboor were about to marry. Parwana then spent years caring for her sister till she requested her to assist her in committing suicide and marrying Saboor.
Parwana takes Masooma out to the middle of nowhere at Masooma’s request and leaves her there.
Nabi, their older brother, went to work for Mr. Wahdati, a wealthy man in Kabul, and fell in love with Nila, his wife. Because Parwana had given birth to a son and Saboor couldn’t maintain three children, Nabi arranged for Pari to be sold to the couple after Nila expressed her dissatisfaction with her inability to have children.
About the Writer:
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in forty countries. In 2006 he was named a US envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in Northern California. he is world wide read author and over thirty seven million books have been sold in different countries and languages.
- ASIN : B009XIXVU6
- Publisher : Riverhead Books (May 21, 2013)
- Publication date : May 21, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 4184 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 145 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
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