The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1024 Words Sep 11th, 2015 5 Pages
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a story about a boy named Amir. The book is in Amir 's point of view. The story follows the life of Amir from twelve year old boy to a thirty eight year old man. He used to live in Kabul, Afghanistan with Baba, his father. They had two servants, Ali and Hassan, his son. Throughout the story, both Amir and Baba made some questionable decisions to make Ali and Hassan quit their job. Baba and Amir have two very different personalities. Throughout the book, Amir is whom the readers feel compassion for. He 's always gets bullied and Baba doesn’t show him the love that he should. Baba is considered a hero and a leader. Compared to Baba, Amir is weak. He couldn’t stand up for himself. Amir likes poetry and literature instead of sports. The only sport he likes is kite running. Overall, Baba doesn’t have much in common with Amir. The one thing that they do have in common is that they both want redemption. Baba seems to demonstrate a man who lives by his own moral code. Two words that characterize Baba are: fearless and leader. To be fearless means to be "possessing or exhibiting courage." To be a leader is a person that “rules, guides, or inspired others." When Amir and Baba were fleeing Kabul, he was willing to sacrifice his life to keep the Russian guard from raping a woman that was traveling with them. "… Karim cleared his throat, dropped his head. Said the soldier wanted a half hour with the lady in the back of the truck...…

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