The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1011 Words Jun 14th, 2016 5 Pages
“The Japanese have a term, kenzoku, which translated literally means ‘family. '" The term is often suggested as a mutual and agreeable relationship between two individuals who have similar commitments and who possibly share a similar destiny.” In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan share a complex friendship unlike any other. Fed from the same woman 's breast they have grown up as inseparable playmates despite any differences. However, their friendship is one-sided and tragic. Amir has never really been able to call Hassan his friend, due to their different social classes and the lies that lie between them. Hassan does, however attempts to satisfy Amir in all. Hassan does this to bring joy to their friendship, and even though Amir enjoys Hassan’s company he makes him feel unimportant. In the novel, The Kite Runner, Amir is afraid to be Hassan’s true friendship primarily due to the great challenge of the social classes which separates them. Khaled Hosseini conveys this idea directly when he writes, “But in none of his stories did Baba ever refer to Ali as his friend.The curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either... Because history isn’t easy to overcome. Neither is religion. In the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was a Sunni and he was a Shi’a, and nothing was ever going to change that. Nothing (Hosseini pg 22)." Hassan is a Hazara and Amir is a Pashtun while Amir enjoys a life of wealth Hassan is far under the…

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