Essay on Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner

1043 Words Nov 24th, 2015 5 Pages
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir faced a great deal of confusion throughout his life, and he needed someone to guide him through everything that life threw his way. Rahim Khan became that person for Amir. Rahim Khan influenced Amir’s life in many ways from encouraging his writing to being his greatest mentor, he had always been there for Amir. The unpredictable twists and turns of Amir’s life are better controlled when Rahim is around to help.
Rahim saw that Amir enjoyed the simple things in life like writing and poetry. He even encouraged Amir to pursue a writing career. One night as Rahim and Baba were smoking in the lounge Amir came up to them and urged Baba to read his story, but Baba did not respond with any interest to read the tale because he did not want to encourage this behavior within Amir. Rahim offered to read his story despite being judged by Baba. “As always, it was Rahim Khan who rescued me” (31). Amir was hurt by having Baba disappointed with him once again, but was glad to have Rahim on his side. Amir left the room feeling like he was appreciated for his efforts in writing his own story, but he also felt betrayed by Baba’s response. Rahim later came up to Amir with a note that applauded Amir’s creation noting that how Baba had reacted had hurt Amir. The note ended saying, “My door is and always will be open to you, Amir jan. I shall hear any story you have to tell. Bravo.” (33) Amir was captivated by the letter and was so thankful to have someone…

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