Changing Afghanistan Politics And Its The Role Of ' The Kite Runner '

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Changing Afghanistan Politics and its Role in The Kite Runner The landlocked country of Afghanistan, rich with power stricken history and brutality, is enduring a continuous shift of power. The Kite Runner, a novel written by Khaled Hosseini in 2003, portrays the Afghanistan lifestyle as it experiences constant political turmoil and the force of power and politics molding the Afghanistan lifestyle. The novel is told from Amir’s point of view as he experiences a guilt ridden life filled with his search for atonement for betraying his loyal, close friend and servant, Hassan, who is a Hazara. After twenty years of anguish from his haunting burden, Amir receives a call from a dear friend, Rahim Khan, who offers him the opportunity to redeem himself adding, “[t]here is a way to be good again” (Hosseini 2). Amir, a rich Pashtun, had a wealthy and striving father, Baba. Amir and Baba lived in Kabul, Afghanistan with their servants, Ali and Hassan. Hassan was the poor Hazara son of Ali. Although Amir and Hassan were separated by class and religion, the boys were inseparable and had the same ties as Afghans (Corbett). Amir and Hassan would spend their afternoons under a pomegranate tree that they claimed as their own with “Amir and Hassan, the sultans of Kabul” carved into the trunk (Hosseini 27). However, Amir never regarded Hassan as a friend and he stated, “[i]n the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara… and nothing was ever going to change that. Nothing.” (Hosseini 25).…

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