Essay on Kite Runner

1464 Words Aug 4th, 2008 6 Pages
In the literature, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the idea and representation of justice, and its relationship to that of the treatment of women in Afghan society, the ever-changing politics of Afghanistan, and the desired results of redemption and forgiveness, become illustrated through the novel’s characters and motives. Justice can be defined as the quality of being guided by truth, reason, and fairness. The Kite Runner illustrates the power of influence from an outside power and its effects on society, and the minds and lifestyles of the people. In relationship to the Cheverus High School Grad-at-Grad profile the actions and wrongdoings that take place in the The Kite Runner and in Afghanistan prove to be injustice.

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These Afghan factions began to revolt against the government so rigorously that in 1979, the Soviet Army entered Afghanistan, beginning an occupation that would last a decade.”
In The Kite Runner, during this take over by the Soviets,Baba and Amir leave Afghanistan for a new place of safety and hope. Throughout the ten years of Soviet occupation, internal Muslim forces put up a resistance. Farid and his father are examples in The Kite Runner of these mujahedins or men engaged in war on the side of Islam. The United States was among the countries that supported the resistance, because of its own anti-Soviet policies. When the Soviet Troops finally withdrew in 1989, Afghanistan remained under PDPA for three more years. Then in 1992, in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union and therefore Soviet support for the government, the mujahedin finally won Afghanistan and converted it to an Islamic State. After the fighting ended the people of Afghanistan were still unsafe. Many lived their everyday life in fear and felt that their lives were put into jeopardy everyday. In The Kite Runner, Rahim Khan describes the fear in Kabul during the civil war "The infighting between the factions was fierce and no one knew if they would live to see the end of the day. Our ears became accustomed to the rumble of gunfire, our eyes familiar with the sight of men digging bodies out of piles

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