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Inner Peace

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“The Kite Runner” illustrates the conflict of man vs himself through several characters. Internal conflicts spark several chain reaction that lead to the development of characters and future dilemmas. Fighting an enemy can prove to be difficult especially if you are your own enemy; one cannot defeat themselves and resolve a problem such as the epic tale of David vs Goliath. The internal strife of characters is ongoing and can only be resolved through harmony and peace of mind. This proves to be true in the life of Amir but he does not know that while he battles against his wicked tendencies so are his loved ones. As the story unfolds the reader gains insight on the internal discord each character faces with their conscience. The consequence of each character’s lack of a viable solution creates a substantial problem for other characters. Central problems and pivotal points arise from the enclosed problems Baba, Amir, and Rahim Khan confront
Baba’s issues are kept confidential and he does not achieve a resolution to his problems instead he bears the burden and guilt of his secrets. Baba believed there was only one sin and it was theft he stated “there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. Do you understand that?”(3.29-34). This insightful way of looking at sin fools the reader into thinking Baba is a righteous man, but as the story progresses the reader finds out the candor behind Baba’s morals. Baba stole the truth from Amir and Hassan by not informing them of their kinship; this news, if uncovered, would have brought shame on Baba. His illegitimate son could never receive the true unconditional affection and praise he deeply desired to award him. The burden of guilt and societal p...

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...pment in the novel “The Kite Runner.” The quarrels each character faced allowed the reader to gain a deeper comprehension of each character and their morals. Each character’s conflict had subsequent effects on the others internal strife. This book was based primarily on the problems the characters had with themselves and how they attempted to cope with their problems. Amir chose to bury it in the past only to have it resurface and haunt him. Baba tried to override his sins and intrinsic disputes by doing good deeds and being a righteous man. Rahim found reconciliation by secluding himself from society. Each character fought moral disputes with themselves to establish order and in doing so they encountered more problems that allowed the reader to gain perspective on their character.

Works Cited

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003. Print.
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