Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner Essay

1140 Words Jun 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner is an astounding novel depicting and uncovering the thoughts and actions of Amir, an Afghan adult living in the United States and his recollections of his remarkable youth in the shaky political environment of Afghanistan. The novel showcases how capable blame can impact choices and cause problems which emerges between Amir 's half-brother, Hassan; Amir 's dad, Baba; and essentially, himself. As Amir got offered the opportunity to "be good again", he begins to undergo a change in personality and comes to face his guilt after running away from it for so long. In the book, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The theme that “One who does not stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” is developed and the author developed this theme by using the literary devices of characterization were he characterizes Amir’s growth throughout the novel and conflict.
Firstly, the author uses conflict were he pits Amir in a series of confrontations including a conflict with himself. A major conflict the author creates was when Amir watched his friend Hassan get raped and he did nothing out of fear of losing the kite, they key to Baba’s affection. This can be shown when Amir says “I ran because I was a coward. I was afraid of Assef and what he would do to me… I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to…

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