The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the overall story is about a boy from Afghanistan and his journey through life. The book takes place in the United States, particularly California and then there are flashbacks to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author uses these flashbacks to show that Amir cannot escape his past and has to use his actions in present time to build a relationship with his father. Throughout the book the main character, Amir, strives to build a relationship with his father, Baba. Primarily the novel is about relationships and how they shape us to the people we are. Baba, the father of Amir, may be strong, compelling, and successful but that does not make him a “good” father, it solely makes him just a father.
In the beginning of the novel Amir immediately starts off by talking about flashbacks he had from the winter he had in 1975, sixteen years prior to when the book starts which is December 2001. He starts talking about what he recalls to be what made him today. By the third chapter Amir begins to talk about the relationship he and his father share. He starts the chapter with examples of the type of man his father, Baba, is. He goes into detail about the orphanage Baba built and how his relationship with his father is a mix of fear, love, and hate. While talking about their relationship Amir states, “Baba saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way…

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