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    As implied by the title, kites play a major role in the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They appear numerous times within the text and prove to be surprisingly versatile in their literary function. They provide common ground for characters whose interests do not normally intersect. They are also present as a very powerful symbol, which adds an extra dimension to this already literary rich novel. Reversing the roles transcending generations, it shows itself to be a multifaceted medium.

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    Social Conformity and Inward Questioning in Khaled Hosseini’s, The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner, grew up in prejudiced Afghanistan during the 1960’s as a middle-class Pashtun living with Hazaras working for his family. His move to America after the Communist Coup proved difficult for his family, especially his father. In his novel, Hosseini writes through a young boy, Amir, very similar to himself, who grows up with his father and two Hazara servants in Afghanistan at

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    The Kite Runner focuses on the relationship between two Afghan boys Amir and Hassan. Amir is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim, while Hassan is a Hazara and a Shi’a. Despite their ethnic and religious differences, Amir and Hassan grow to be friends, although Amir is troubled by Hassan, and his relationship with his companion, one year his junior, is complex. Amir and Hassan seem to have a "best friend" type relationship. The two boys, Hassan and Amir, are main characters in the book titled, The Kite Runner

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    The Kite Runner Guilt can do many things to a person; harm them, make them become a better person, or a person simply does not feel remorse for what they have done. Many things can cause a person to feel guilt, they could’ve lied to someone, stole something committed a sin, and much more; everyone experiences guilt at some point of their life. In the novel, guilt is portrayed throughout the course of the main characters journey to redemption. “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they

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    he will have his revenge. Assef's vow comes true during the day of Amir's favorite sport: "kite fighting". In this sport, children fly their kites and try to "slice" each other's kite. Amir wins the tournament, and Baba's praise, with his kite the last one flying, but when Hassan goes to fetch the last cut kite, a great trophy, Assef and two henchmen are there instead. Hassan tries to protect Amir's kite, but Assef beats Hassan and brutally rapes him. Amir hides and watches Hassan and is too scared

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    interests in life and that kites are the only common interest between them. This is evident when Amir shows no interest in soccer while Baba adores the sport. 2. Baba is a fair and just man and he may give Hassan special treatment because of his relationship with Ali: Baba and Ali were childhood playmates, just as Amir and Hassan. 3. “Kite runner” is a person who retrieves the kites that are cut during the kite flying tournaments and the “most coveted prize” is the second place kite that is cut during

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    The Kite Runner Reading for leisure provides valuable insight into the author’s imagination or prior experience giving the reader a different perspective on a certain topic or culture. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, we are introduced into a world of privilege in Afghanistan for the main character, Amir, combated with his best friend and half brother Hassan, their lowly Hazara servant. The two boys were raised together but being a Hazara is seen as an inferior race to many of the other more

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    causing panic; in all situations, we are left in a situation where our emotions dictate our actions, and we can no longer think clearly. Amir experiences this set- up through the loss of his half- brother and watching a father lose his son. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the dilution and omission of the deaths of the boy, Kamal, and Rahim Khan’s story about Hassan’s detract from the theme- death is inevitable yet unpredictable, affecting our emotions and clouding our future decisions- which is

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    The Kite Runner

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    that chapter 16 is narrated by Rahim Khan, directed to Amir. The two main characters of the story are Amir, a well-to-do Afghan boy, and Hassan, a Hazara and the son of Amir's father's servant, Ali. The boys spend their days in a peaceful Kabul, kite fighting, roaming the streets and being boys. Amir’s father, Baba, loves both the boys, but seems critical of Amir for not being manly enough. Amir also fears his father blames him for his mother’s death during childbirth. However, he has a kind father

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    Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is a remarkable coming-of-age novel describing and revealing the thoughts and actions of Amir, a compunctious adult in the United States and his memories of his affluent childhood in the unstable political environment of Afghanistan. The novel showcases the simplistic yet powerful ability of guilt to influence decisions and cause conflict which arises between Amir’s childhood friend and half-brother, Hassan; Amir’s father, Baba; and importantly, himself. Difference

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