The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini is the author of “The Kite Runner” the first Afghan novel published in English is a story set in the mid 1970’s to the early 2000’s is about a young Pashtun boy named Amir and his friend/servant and someone who he soon realizes as his half-brother a Hazara boy named Hassan , shows us that Amir goes through man changes as a person would in real life, these changes are what people of all cultures, religions and regions experience without any boundaries stopping them from doing so this is what is known as the human experience. Many experiences such as overcoming obstacles to suffering from disease or illness are all incorporated thorough out Hosseni’s novel. He uses Amir, the main character; to show the readers that in the beginning of the novel how a young boy, naïve to all that is around him can develops into a grown man because of his experiences such as loss of family members, happiness, and friendship something that all of us can experience as human beings and make us who we are.
The human experience pertains to us all and it makes us who we are. Amir is a Sunni Muslim and a Pashtun the “dominant” race in Afghanistan at the time. He loses his mother Sofia Akrami, a professor of literature at a university; during childbirth. Amir later on in the book also loses Baba his father due to lung cancer. Death and loss are all parts of the human experience because everyone goes through loss at one point in their life or another, but it is something happens to us all. Every may not have experience it in the early stages of life and some never experience loss of a very close family member or friend at all, but it could happen to anyone. Baba who believes that the only sin a person can commit is thievery “When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband; rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness,”
Happiness is also a part of growing up and being human, some people experience it abundantly and some very scarcely. You can gain happiness or lose it, Soraya, Amir’s wife says it like this “I'm so afraid.

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