Essay on Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner

1248 Words Aug 31st, 2015 5 Pages
Violence is not beautiful or wonderful. It is vile and horrible. It is feared for its destruction and brutality, but sometimes, it is only necessary. This mentality doesn’t quite apply to life, but more so to great literature, in which violent scenes do not exist for their own sake. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner clearly demonstrates the importance of violent scenes in contributing to the overall meaning of the book. In the book, the main protagonist Amir, a young Afghan boy, experiences a violent event in his early childhood that affects the rest of his life and the choices he makes. Throughout the book, other acts of violence influence Amir to make the right decision. In the end, Amir (and the reader) experience that one act may change your life, but rather than running from it, it is important to try and fix that mistake, and above all, forgive yourself. One decision can affect the rest of your life. In the winter of 1975, Amir witnesses a violent scene in which he makes a decision that he regrets for the rest of his life. Amir’s servant boy and friend, Hassan, runs off to get the last kite for Amir. After some time, Amir goes looking for him and witnesses Hassan getting raped in an alley. At the time of this violent scene Amir must make a decision, whether it is to help his beloved friend or run. Feeling unable to do anything, Amir runs away, which impacts the rest of his life. This violent scene and Amir’s decision are the foundation for the book’s overall meaning,…

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