The Kite Runner Analysis

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Life In Afghanistan In the books A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, there are similarities and differences; there are similarities because they show key themes and differences because they show different perspectives through out the books. Similarities shown in both books are discrimination, loyalty, and guilt. The differences in the books are they’re both seen from either a man or woman’s point of view, and the relationship between father’s and sons or daughters and mothers. A similarity in the books is discrimination. Discrimination is shown in The Kite Runner because there is a boy named Hassan who was a Hazara. “It also said some things I did know, like that people called Hazaras mice-eating, flat-nosed, load-carrying donkeys. I had heard some of the kids in the neighborhood yell those names to Hassan,” (The Kite Runner, 23) proves that he was discriminated towards. There is discrimination in A Thousand Splendid Suns too, between the men discriminating woman. It was said in the book, "Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always,” (A Thousand Splendid Suns, 7) this shows that men always pointed towards woman if something went wrong, and discriminated towards woman. This theme showed that discrimination is something that can happen to anyone, between race and sex. Another similarity between the books is guilt. In each of the books, someone feels guilty for something they had done. In The Kite Runner, Amir constantly feels guilty for everything he had done to Hassan and even for things he didn’t do to Baba. He felt guilty towards Baba because he felt as if he killed his wife and turned out not enough like him, “I always felt like Baba h... ... middle of paper ... ...so he adopts his son. Ali was a great friend towards Amir because he took Baba’s son and acted as if it were his son. It also shows the relationships between father and son with Baba and Amir. Amir moves to America with Baba and lives with him. A Thousand Splendid Suns focuses mainly on mother and daughter relationships, with two women, Mariam and Laila. After both of their mother’s had died they were forced to marry a man named Rasheed. Mariam and Laila become friends and help each other escape their abusive husband. Both of the novels show main themes and explore different points. These themes and points are obviously key components that Khaled Hosseini wants to show. He wants to show the differences because he wants to show all hardships that the people of Afghanistan go through. He also wants to show the similarities to show what is important in his daily life.

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