Decision Making In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner Analysis
When children grow up, they must learn to deal with the decisions they make during their lifetime. One author that shows how a person deals with the decisions they have made in their lifetime is Khaled Hosseini, in his novel, The Kite Runner. In this vigorous publication, Hosseini demonstrates the effects of decision making that people make in their existence. Because of his influence on decision making, Hosseini shows how a decision can become a violence that threatens a person everyday. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, is a powerful novel that shows how the forces of violence continue to threaten people everyday.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, has many themes that are portrayed throughout the novel. Some
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“I thought about something Rahim Khan said just before he hung up, almost as an afterthought. There is a way to be good again” (Hosseini Page 2). For his whole life, his decision to not help Hassan when Assef wanted the blue kite haunts him. He has lost his innocence by feeling guilty of not helping Hassan. “I watched Hassan get raped I said to no one” (Hosseini Page 86). The guilt that haunts Amir is eating away at him. It will not allow Amir to sleep, eat, or go a day without him thinking about it. He has not told anyone about what had happen to Amir, nor that he had witnessed …show more content…
In The Kite Runner, there were multiple conflicts, but the main two types were man vs. self, and man vs. man. The first conflict, man vs. self, deals mostly with Amir and his guilt for Hassan. “The words I’d carved on the tree trunk with Ali’s kitchen knife, Amir and Hassan: The Sultans of Kabul… I couldn’t stand looking at them now” (Hosseini Page 264). Amir still feels guilty of not helping Hassan with his battle with Assef. Everyday he thinks about Hassan and that dreadful decision. His guilt will not allow him to sleep peacefully until Amir had made up for not helping Hassan. “Are you satisfied now? he’d hissed. Do you feel better? I hadn’t been happy and I hadn’t felt better, not in at all. But I did now. My body was broken- just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later- but I felt healed. Healed at last” (Hosseini Page 289). Amir finally feels like his had repaid Hassan for that dreadful day. He had finally found a way to resolve his guilt, and having the person who hurt Hassan, hurt him was the solution. Amir was glad grateful that his guilt had been lifted, and he will also remember having Hassan’s son defend Amir, just like Hassan had

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