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

1933 Words Apr 27th, 2015 8 Pages
Violence’s Redemption Violence is never the answer, but violence can often lead to an answer. In the case of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, violence serves as a catalyst for a young man’s salvation. Amir perceives and experiences violence invading his personal life as well as his country. He lives through impactful situations that follow his conscience as he grows older. Even leaving his war torn country does nothing to solve his problems. Eventually, he is forced to return and face the cruelty once again. All the barbarity he lives through helps breaks him down to a speck of the man he could be, but it also helps build him up into a man he can respect. Khaled Hosseini uses multiple scenarios involving violence as a means to create an overwhelming ambience that leads to a recovering sensation once main character Amir makes amends for his past.
Hassan’s rape is the most important scene as well as the most violent, but it provides a crucial part in the book for the redemption theme. Amir’s unwillingness to prevent Hassan’s rape established the turning point of the novel where a guilty conscience implants itself onto Amir leading him to return to Kabul. Hosseini recognizes Hassan’s rape as an “ugly and reprehensible” moment in the novel (Khaled). The point of the scene was to create a haunting memory that urges Amir to return to Afghanistan. The memory has to be bad enough for Amir to risk returning. The rape scene has a sort of violence that is unforgettable. Wali, an…

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