The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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Islam is “one of the most significant cultural forces in the world today”. It is one of the most well-known world religions, that has a vast global presence. The Islamic religion is spread across the world, but has large followings in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, and Morocco (Life of Muhammad, Religious Literature, The Five Pillars – Islam I, Collins- Elliott). Many of these countries and communities are Arabic, and have deep roots in the study of Islam; Islam became the “dominant religion” of Arabia starting in 610 CE, which was when this religion began (Partridge). A modern film that makes connections between today’s society and Islam is The Kite Runner. This 2007 film is based on the book written by the Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. From watching the film, one that has briefly studied religion and the basics of film can make key connections between the representation of religion within the film to main religious elements, while analyzing the film from the perspective of one the has basic knowledge of film studies. Bruce Lincoln came up with four domains of religion. These domains serve as his definition of religion, and are used by academic scholars and experts that are studying religion. The four domains include: transcendent discourse, practice, community, and institution. These domains can be applied to Islam to note the following: transcendent discourse includes “The Islamic belief system is…

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