Analysis Of ' The Kite Runner ' Essay

1301 Words Oct 21st, 2015 null Page
The Kite Runner’s seventh chapter undoubtedly serves as the plot’s turning point, depicting the creation of the novel’s core conflict, that of Amir’s subsequent guilt following his betrayal of Hassan which is later established as the driving force behind the majority of the story. In this chapter Hosseini not only explores the ideas of betrayal, guilt and cruelty, but also continues to construct the novel’s purpose as an ode to Hosseini 's home country of Afghanistan through the utilisation of a variety of literary techniques such as symbolism, characterisation and narrative perspective.

Hosseini has constructed a tale abundant with symbolism, it can be observed even via the colour blue which is described as ‘blameless’ and is uncoincidentally the colour of the eponymous kite which has acted as a symbol of the happiness, childish amusement and brotherhood derived from Amir and Hassan’s friendship. In this chapter, the kite begins to take on more ominous associations, even before Hassan’s rape takes place, in a connected use of foreshadowing. Kites are now ‘paper sharks’ and their strings cut through Hassan’s hands like razors in comparison to the naive bliss previously taken from kite fighting. These examples of descriptive language are utilised by Hosseini to create the negative connotations to associate with the kite and also serves to show the narrative perspective of the narrator reflecting upon these memories. This theme of guilt is further displayed when Amir…

Related Documents