The Kite Runner Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Religious views of afghan culture are portrayed when Amir asks about the views of Mullah Fatiullah Khan. Baba portrays his views of the Mullah Fatiullah Khan as negative and insulting in “understand this, and understand it now, Amir: you’ll never learn anything of value from those bearded idiots” the use of repetition puts Baba’s point across to Amir, and the colloquial insult emphasises his thoughts as only negative. Amir however, shows respect, which is a key tradition in Afghan culture, in “You mean Mullah Fatiullah Khan?” Amir directly addresses them, which is a massive contrast with Baba’s colloquial slur. Baba goes on to emphasise his negative thoughts, in “Piss on the beards of all those self righteous monkeys.” The taboo imperative and Hosseini’s use of cultural language shows Baba has no other thought about them.

Within Kite Fighting, there are no rules, suggesting kites are a symbol for freedom. Hosseini uses foreshadowing to emphasise the Taliban and the effects that were brought when they were introduced. When the Taliban are introduced, kite fighting is banned, subsequently taking away the right of freedom.
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This emphasises the freedom of kite fighting and the alliteration could highlight how important Afghans think traditions are. Amir states “And so it was with kite fighting. The Rules were simple: No rules. Fly your kite. Cut the opponents. Good luck.” The conjunction at the beginning shows Amir is continuing his point, and the imperatives and short simple sentences emphasise “no other choice”. The lack of rules and the hint of humour Hosseini adds at the end, highlights the freedom Afghan culture had, before the Taliban were introduced, as Kite Fighting is said to be “an old winter tradition in

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