Kite Runner Upper And Lower Class Essay

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Of the Upper and Lower Class

Some may find it hard to believe, but life as an upper-classman, and as a lower-

classman, have a lot in common. Whether it be education, living conditions, or even

physical or psychological abuse, both classes have to deal with most of the same

problems. Granted lower-class people may not have a problem such as which car they

would like to take out for the day, or an upper-class citizen wondering how they are

going to survive the next month with what little money they’re making, but nonetheless

they share an equal amount of problems as human beings. In the novel The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini, there are plenty of examples that prove this to be correct, …show more content…

As upper class citizens, it is much easier to receive a proper education due to the

fact that it isn’t necessary for one to get an occupation to help support their family

because no additional support is needed. Since upper class citizens can have the luxury of

being able to read and write, they are more likely to become successful, for example,

Amir, a young boy who is born into the wealth of his father, Baba, talks about how he is

using his education to excel in language arts, “In school, we used to play a game called

Sherjangi, or “Battle of the Poems.” The Farsi teacher moderated it and it went something

like this: You recited a verse from a poem and your opponent had sixty seconds to reply

with a verse that began with the same letter that ended with yours. Everyone in my class

wanted me on their team, because by the time I was eleven, I could recite dozens of

verses…One time, I took on the whole class and won” (17). This example shows how

Amir has the advantage over most kids, who aren’t as fortunate to receive an education

and is able to excel by becoming one of the most prominent students in poetry of …show more content…

By the time I dragged myself out of bed and lumbered to the bathroom,

Hassan had already washed up, prayed the morning namaz with Ali, and prepared my

breakfast. While I ate and complained about homework, Hassan made my bed, polished

my shoes, ironed my outfit for the day, packed my books and pencils. I’d hear him

singing to himself in the foyer as he ironed, singing old Hazara songs in his nasal voice.

Then, Baba and I drove off in his black Ford Mustang” (23). This excerpt shows very

wonderfully, how Hassan is a hard working young boy, in the lower class, who

appreciates things and makes the best of his situation, he is awake bright and early, full of

energy, singing and enjoying the day he has before him, happy to be alive. It also shows

the fact that people in the lower class are able to enjoy the little things in life much more

than that of the upper class, because they have to work hard and appreciate the things

they work hard for. However people in the upper class may become snobby and take

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