Essay about Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner

1224 Words Oct 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Every chapter, every page, and every line the reader can tell there is a societal division. A focusing theme in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. The characters and readers are all aware of the effects of the caste system in Afghanistan during the time spent there by the protagonist, Amir. The unique point of view in which Hosseini, describes the societal conflicts allows the reader to gain insight on both, Afghan society and various characters. Throughout the novel, there is a difference between: Pashtuns and Hazaras, men and women, Talibans and Afghans, and Americans and Afghans. The author does a great job of allowing the reader to relate the overall ideas of racism and sexism in the novel to modern day problems.
The complexity of the novel’s plot allows for an array of emotions to be evoked from within the readers. Hosseini’s use of allowing discrimination to play a central role in the novel allows every reader to relate to at least one experience of the characters.
Initially, we are introduced to Amir, a wealthy child who is Pashtun and a Sunni Muslim. When Amir’s childhood is first revealed it appears that he is living a very privileged lifestyle; he describes the intricacies of his house as having “intricate mosaic tiles… covered the floors of the four bathrooms. Gold- stitched tapestries…” (Hosseini 4). We then learn that Hassan, Amir’s servant and half-brother lives in a “modest little mud hut where Hassan lives with his father” (Hosseini 6). The description of…

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