The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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One day, Amir and Hassan were crossing the residential street when, out of nowhere, Assaf along with two other friends, Kamal and Wali, started to harass them. They made fun of Hassan because he was a Hazara. Not long after did Hassaf pulled out a slingshot to protect Amir and himself from them and scared them. The book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a story of Amir, a Muslim, who struggles to find his place in the world because of a traumatic event that took place during childhood. The night that he won the kite fighting tournament was the night that his best friend, assan, got raped in an alley. He stood in that alley and watched instead of helping Hassan That event still haunts him wherever he goes. While Amir thrives in …show more content…
For example, His father did not appreciate him. Amir’s dad does not think that Amir is anything like him. Amir’s dad said to Rahim Khan, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he’s son” (Hosseini 23). The fact that Amir’s dad would not believe Amir is his child if he had not seen him come out of his wife’s womb illustrates how Amir is surviving in Kabul from his dad because Amir wants his dad to except him for who he is. Amir had to go through each day by pretending like someone he is not for his dad. Amir also use to lack attention from his dad. Amir’s dad does not pay attention to Amir when he has something important to say. Amir says, “Baba went on staring me down, and didn 't offer to read” (Hosseini 31).Amir’s dad didn’t want to read the story that Amir wrote which, demonstrates how he is surviving in Kabul from his dad because he wants his dad to connect with him. Instead, Amir’s dad failed to see the potential that Amir had to become a good writer. Amir is trying to be the son that his dad has always wanted but his dad was not giving him a chance. It mattered to Amir because he thinks family is a very important part of someone’s life. He is struggling to connect with his dad because his dad is not willing …show more content…
For example, Amir graduates from high school. Amir completes high school and is ready to go to college. He wants to major in writing and wants to write nonfiction novels. Amir says, “That summer of 1983, I graduated from high school at the age of twenty” (Hosseini 131). The fact that Amir graduated high school proves that he is thriving in America because even though he is the oldest senior, he didn 't give up, but kept doing his best. He has goals to achieve and believes that he would attain them. He also becomes more sociable. Amir He starts to talk to a girl named Soraya and builds up friendship with her. Amir says, “If Khanum Taheri was there, she’d offer me tea and a kolcha and we’ll chat about Kabul in the old days” (Hosseini 150). Amir is making friends, which proves that he is thriving in America because he have always been this shy boy. He is becoming more free to talk to people and he likes the girl so even though it’s hard, he still does. This matters to Amir because he is taking steps to becoming more of reliable person and have someone to talk to. In Kabul, Amir is shy and didn 't have many friends. In America, he is more comfortable talking to

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