A Complicated Kindness By Miriam Toews 'And The Kite Runner'

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Would you want society or your family to discredit your identity because their lacking capacity for thought? Identity is a known label attached to a human until the end of their existence. Identity is defined by your gender; both male and female indentities are conterversial in regards to societys judgement, further depicting how the gender roles should be precieved. In the novels, A complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Identity will be the topic further discussed, focused on the two main characters in the . I will be alternating quotes between the main protagonists, Amir from Kabul Afganistan, and Nomi Nickel Mennonite Manitoba. i will explain how the society around these two characters affect the…show more content…
Nomi quotes here " But the thing about this - there is no room for in between. you 're in or you 're out. you 're good or you 're bad. Actually, very good or very bad or very good at being very bad without being detected.(Toews pg 10)". Nomis actions result in refrerring to drug context as a metaphor and drug use throughout this novel. Nomi displays her identity through this quote by showing her devious side. She does not let societys judgement bother her or change her from being herself, this is a neglection pricieving from the societys judgement based on Nomi they believe she her identity is of a delinquint child because she is not the typical female, she does things that are looked down upon which vilifys her identity. In The Kite Runner, After failing to intervene in the rape of his friend Hassan, Amir wrestles with his guilt, he seeks for redemption until he is satisfied with his himself. Amir adheres his father 's advice " A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer. (Housing pg 67)". This demonstrates how a males identity should be seen as brave and fearless, Amir struggles with this characteristic because he is a more empathetic and vunerable indvidual, this impacts his identity because he isnt who he is told to be. This discredits his character from his fathers point of view because his son isn 't like he is. In these two…show more content…
A Complicated Kindness is a fiction novel. Nomi chooses not to engage apart of the norm standards. She insists in getting a great amount of attention from her boyfriend family, church, and teachers. . she quotes "Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. one just dreams. (Toews pg 33)". This reveals Nomi 's identity because she wants to explore who she is, she explains that she has a great sense of imagination, also that she wants to live free, care free of critizism. Another way to depict identity would be the age gap difference between Amir and his father. Amir quotes about his father 's personality and the way he perceives the world. In this quote" The problem of course, was that baba saw the world in black and white. and he got to decide what was black and what was white. you can 't love a person who lives that way without fearing him to. Maybe even hating him a little.( Hosseini pg 74)". This explains here that his father is a dominant authoritative figure who moulded Amir according to his standard of dicipline, Amir was in dislike of the rules but would never defend his opinon because to his father it didn 't matter. This is significant to Amirs identity because he is still unaware of his existence until he actually puts his actions into practise. These two novels are conterversial because usually a female with a father that loves her

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