Essay about Psychological Analysis Of ' The Kite Runner '

1018 Words Apr 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Sofia Ortiz
Mr. Franklin
AP Psychology
March 26th, 2015
Psychological Analysis of The Kite Runner The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a remarkable story about a boy’s journey through life that is burdened with guilt. This guilt follows him even through adulthood until he gains a chance at redemption. Both the guilt and the chance for redemption shape the boy’s life giving him the motivation to fix his mistakes. The main character, Amir, is the narrator of the book. The entire story is seen from the perspective of Amir and the way he was personally affected. The book starts out as a flashback to when Amir was a boy in Afghanistan. He goes on to state that, “I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975.” (1) Before the event that changed his life, he lives in a nice neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Baba, his father. They have two servants, Ali and his son, Hassan, who are ethnic minorities known as Hazaras. Baba’s closest friend, Rahim Khan, is also around often and is close to Amir. When Afghanistan’s king is overthrown, things in the country start to change. One day, when Amir and Hassan are playing they run into three boys, Assef, Wali, and Kamal. Assef then proceeds to threaten to beat up Amir for hanging around with a Hazara, but Hassan then uses a slingshot to stop Assef. The story then skips to winter where the boys have a kite running contest. During a kite running contest, each person covers their kite…

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