Immigrants coming to America may lose a lot of power and prestige in their search for freedom and safety. In Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, General Taheri is shown to be a very ethnocentric man Hosseini page 167. The General Taheri has a very ethnocentric view on Afghanistan society that it is the best, but it also show what he has lost. In Afghanistan, he had a lot of prestige, but he immigrated for safety and freedom from the Soviets. He sacrifices his prestige more than anything to come here. Even though General Taheri refuses to relinquish his pride, and refuses to work. The General gains freedom and safety from the Soviet, but other than that he lost a lot of power by coming here. For some immigrants, the loss is big and for others it is minor.
Immigrants may also lose how they go about living their day to day lives. In the Kite Runner Baba did not understand in Ame...
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