The Kite Runner Analysis Essay

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Khaled Hosseini 's novel, The Kite Runner uses lots of literary techniques. The authors use of craft reveals how Amir’s childish psychological state results in his betrayal of hassan and his irrational behavior afterwards. The main elements used are setting, conflict, and point of view.
Khaled Hosseini uses setting as an important element of The Kite Runner. In many ways his characters relate to the place they are in. The novel is divided into three main settings: Kabul, Afghanistan 1963-1981, Fremont, California, and Kabul, Afghanistan 2001. Although Kabul is technically the same place, the changes it overwent between 1981 and 2001 were so extreme that it is essentially a whole new place. The setting of the novel is essential to Amir’s development and choices.
The first few chapters of The Kite Runner are
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The Kite Runner is told as first person narrative through Amir. The first person perspective provides insight into Amir’s thoughts and feelings. Since he tells the story from an adult perspective, we are able to see the shame he feels about his former self. The use of internal monologue allows the reader to see what thoughts he had while the events of the novel transpired. The point of view and internal monologue is what allows us to see Amir’s mental state. Amir’s core conflict in the novel is an internal conflict between himself and guilt. From the day he is born Amir is tainted with guilt, he admits to this guilt when he says “I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all, I had killed his beloved wife, his beautiful princess, hadn’t I?” However his greater guilt comes from his two betrayals of Hassan: watching him get raped and framing him for stealing his birthday money to get him fired. For the next 25 years Amir carries with him the shame and guilt from the winter of
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