Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner Essays

1029 Words Oct 14th, 2015 5 Pages
For centuries, stories have been passed down from generation to generation to be shared around the world. The novel The Kite Runner shows a story of a character, Amir, that through his guilt decides to change his lifestyle so that he can compromise for his mistakes. Khaled Hosseini uses character analysis, symbolism, and theme to create a powerful novel with a strong message, The Kite Runner. In the novel, Hosseini’s main character, Amir, starts off with a distant relationship with his father, but in the end learns how to be his own man which pleases Baba. Amir struggles with his relationship with his father, considering that he is as different from his father as he can get. He says, “The least I could have done was to have had the decency to have turned out a little more like him. But I hadn’t turned out like him. Not at all,” (Hosseini 29). Amir is trying to tell readers that he struggles with building up a connection with his father, which is the most important relationship in the novel, fathers and children. Amir struggles to win his father’s affection, while, Baba tries to find his love for a son who is nothing like him in any way. Baba explains Amir’s actions to readers by saying, “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything,” (Hosseini 43). Baba is trying to explain to Rahim Khan that Amir does not have the self confidence like he does to be able to stand up for himself. He then goes on to say that if he can not even stand up for…

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