Essay on An Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's ' The Kite Runner '

1120 Words Aug 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Critically acclaimed author and psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross once wrote “Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.” This powerful quote explains that humans are often searching for something in life, whether they recognize it or not. Ross exhibits that searching for answers can cause bad situations to develop and in order to get through them, humans search for forgiveness. In essence, humans are always searching for something on their journey through life. In this novel, the author demonstrates the journey of one boy through his struggles with searching for paternal love, and understanding himself and the rest of the world. In his novel The Kite Runner author, Khaled Hosseini utilises the actions of main character Amir to demonstrate that when man betrays one another, he seeks redemption from his guilt, and once redemption is retrieved, experiences peace.
Body Paragraph 1: Because Amir chooses the affection of Baba over the protection of his best friend, he commits an act of betrayal against Hassan. Amir sees his friend in physical, mental, and emotional pain and takes no action to stop it. Amir believes that this kite will win the affection of Baba and selfishly decides to save the kite instead of his friend. In order to justify this…

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