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Kite Runner

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Kite Runner

Kite Runner is very interesting book. It is a very disturbing book with all of the graphic details and what not. You know when your watching a movie and someone is getting tortured very badly and there is blood everywhere and it is a really graphic scene? But you still watch even though it's gross because you want to see what is going to happen to the person? That is how Kite Runner is for me. Even though the book is very disturbing in many parts I can't put it down because I want to keep reading to see what happens to the person after the graphic and disturbing scenes. Not only are the rape scenes disturbing but also the whole passage on the Buzkashi tournament. During the time of when this book takes place in Afghanistan there were/are many people that are illiterate. Amir was well educated and sometimes took advantage of it. Because Amir was much more intelligent that Hassan he was always playing mind games with Hassan and he would fall for them because he didn't really know lies from the truth.

Assef reminds me of Hitler because of his way of thinking and actions. Assef wanted Afghanistan to be just pure afghan people and Hitler was the same way because he only wanted pure Germans in Germany. However the funny part is they wanted this but at the same time Assef was not pure afghan and Hitler wasn't pure German.

There were many things that bothered me through out the book and that were hard to get through. In the beginning of the book when Amir is describing his house in great detail was really hard to get though. .

Another part of the book that bothered me was the all the rape scenes. The worst so far that bothered me the most was when Amir is in the alley and he has a decision to either help Hassan or run away. He says " I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan-the way he'd stood up for me all those times in the past-and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could run. In the end, I ran…maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba"(77). This is very upsetting because right there is where I lost all respect for Amir.
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