The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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The Kite Runner Close Reading Essay The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is a powerful story about betrayal and redemption. Amir and his father, Baba, lived in Afghanistan in the late 1900s, along with their Hazara servants, Ali and Hassan. Amir and Hassan were around the same age and were best friends, despite the fact that Amir was a Pushtun and Hassan was only a Hassara. Hassan always stuck up for Amir, but when Hassan was brutally attacked by a group of boys, Amir left him there to fend for himself. Throughout the book Amir tries to forget about this incident, even moving to America with his father and trying to start a new life. Later in the book, after receiving news of Hassan’s death, Amir is told that Hassan was actually his half brother and left behind a son, Sohrab. Amir found Sohrab and adopted him, still feeling guilty about not protecting Hassan. The book ends with a scene of a kite fight in a local park in California. Amir teaches Sohrab tricks and they work together to win the competition. Hosseini uses imagery, characterization and other literary elements to develop the central idea that “There is a way to be good again.” (pg. 2). The last scene shows that Amir has finally been redeemed and can now move forward from his past with his new adopted son, Sohrab. Hosseini frequently uses imagery throughout his novel to develop characters, realistic scenes, and a central idea. In the last scene Hosseini writes, “High above, my kite was tilting side to side like…

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