Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' The Kite Runner '

1021 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
The Fault In Their Friendship “For you a thousand times over!” (Ch. 7). Khaled Hosseini uses literary elements to illustrate a number of themes. In the novel The Kite Runner, setting illustrates the theme friendship means being loyal, character illustrates the way people treat their friends shows if they are good people, and mood illustrates the way people treat the their friends shows if they are good people. Hosseini uses setting to compare Afghanistan and the United States while developing the theme friendship means being loyal. This is first shown when Amir says, “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba. Was it a fair price? The answer floated to my conscious mind before I could thwart it: He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (Ch. 7). This demonstrates how the majority of Afghanistan 's ethnic makeup, the Pashtuns, bully 's and looks down upon the minority ethnic group, the Hazara and how it is shown through Amir 's thoughts towards Hassan making Amir not as good of a friend as he should be. This conflict is ingrained into the culture and religion of Afghanistan and Islam as Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims, and almost all of the Hazara people are Shi 'a Muslim. While Afghanistan is a place where the culture can get in the way of loyalty, the U.S. is a place were it doesn 't. An example of this is when Amir is saying: “Maybe Baba would have brought them along to America. Maybe Hassan would have had a home of his own now, a job, a family, a…

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