The Kite Runner And A Thousand Splendid Suns, By Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini is known as America's bestselling author for the most heart wrenching stories such as The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini's novels are projected throughout all ages, making his works extremely popular not only throughout the nation but across 70 countries. As a result to this, Hosseini was immediately transformed into an international bestseller. Hosseini's success from his books majorly was majorly reflects on his childhood where he employs relationships not just between a parent and a child but heart felt relationship regarding marriages and siblings. He clearly describes his work as: "The kind of like a fairytale turned on its head. You have a very painful rupture at the beginning and then this tearful reconciliation at the end, except the revelations and the reconciliations you're granted aren't the ones you're expecting. Which is how life is, really" (Hosseini, The Guardian). Hosseini’s words exactly describe his first two novels: The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist suffers much guilt after betraying his half-brother as a child until he finally chooses to reconcile as a middle aged man. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the protagonist’s father betrays his little daughter but later comes back to her, asking for forgiveness. Khaled’s works revolve around the idea of reconciliation after sinning, even if the sin committed has been years long before. Through this, Khaled’s view on living life definitely reflects in his novels which are there is always room for forgiveness no matter how much you have hurt someone. His extremely relatable topics throughout the novels therefore give him the opportunity to reach out to many, giving him the capabili... ... middle of paper ... ...f Kings when translated to English, stands out to Hosseini significantly. The works of Ferdowsi are seen as very dramatic and intense literature like the tale of Rostam and Sohrab which is father and son related where Hosseini admits to eluding it to The Kite Runner. Khaled treasures Ferdowsi’s works because “it has all the elemental themes of literature -- betrayal and guilt and greed and honor” all of which is incorporated in Khaled’s novels (Hosseini). Khaled’s love for Afghanistan does not quite stop at his novels he has written. Through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, Khaled is putting his effort in giving humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan. His inspiration for the foundation rooted from his trip back to his homeland back in 2007. In addition his foundation, he stands as Goodwill’s representatives for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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