Essay on The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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Kite Runner
In a novel, the use of symbols provide meaning to the text beyond what is actually said to enhance the story. The novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, is an excellent example of implementing key symbols that explains the main points and themes the author is trying to get across. In “The Kite Runner”, the kite symbolizes the worthiness Amir desires from his dad, the guilt and self hate Amir has for the rest of his life due to the betrayal of his loyal friend, and the sense of hope and redemption that life can get better one flake at a time.

Amir wanted to follow his father 's footsteps, and by winning the kite flying tournament he would finally have the opportunity to redeem himself for what he did to Baba by killing his wife, and he believes that his father would finally be proud of him. Amir says in confidence “I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite. Then I’d bring it home and show him once and for all that his son was worthy… And maybe, just maybe, I would finally be pardoned for killing my mother” (page 56). This quote is an excellent example of how symbolism is shown in the story. In the beginning of the book, the kite is symbolised as a chance for Amir to prove their worthiness to his father. This is the first time the kites are represented as a gateway to his father’s true love something he was never able to experience. To further extend on the fact Amir wanted to win the trophy he also felt guilty for killing his mother and…

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