This image represent that Aziza acts mature for her age. Aziza adopts the "adult headshake" and does not act childish."Aziza had turned into a calm, pensive little girl, with a demeanor that to Laila seemed beyond her six years...even-tempered peacemaker to her volatile sibling" (297), evidence that aziza acts more mature.
Aziza is a smart child who loves to learn. When Aziza was at the orphanage, she learned new stuff even though she knew she will be punished if the taliban caught her. When Laila and Mariam visits, she tells them all the knowledge she learned from her teacher. "Right.And when they slide past each other , they catch and slip-see, mammy?-and it releases energy, which travels to the earth's surface and make it shake."(323)
Aziza being born a girl affected her relations with Rasheed. Aziza is given no attention and is disliked by Rasheed. Although when Zalmai is born, he is given the lots of attention and is spoiled to the point of financial issues. "Sometimes she caught Rasheed looking at Aziza in the most peculiar way".