The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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The novel The Kite Runner deals with several of the issues in life. Throughout the novel, the author Khaled Hosseini portrays living a life that includes a personal quest of the protagonist Amir. The main theme of the novel is relationships with family, friends and fatherhood. In the novel, multiple examples of various types of relationship with other characters play important parts in Amir 's development. Another main theme is redemption and personal responsibility. Amir attempts to redeem his guilt by helping Hassan 's son. Through his experiences such as immigration and atonement, Amir has learned to stand up for his own family and himself, and Amir is able to find himself by passing a “rite of passage”. Rites of passage are events marking an important stage in someone 's life as they grow up. The novel depicts the rites of passage that lead to his development.
Amir’s relationships with other characters are extremely related to his life. There are two major relationships in the novel. One is between Amir and his father Baba. Family is important theme in the story since the setting takes place in Afghanistan where tradition is important. The other is between Amir and his best friend Hassan. At the beginning of the story, Amir and Hassan are the best friends and grow up together in the same home. Amir is the privileged child, and Hassan is the servant. Amir has a multiple relationship with Baba. Baba does not love him back as much as Amir loves him. Amir’s desire to…

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