The Kite Runner Film Analysis

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Comparing The Kite Runner Film and Novel

It is supposedly said that the movies and books are nothing alike. Many movies take out crucial details that are included in books to prove important facts, yet those points make or break the whole plot of the movie. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Marc Foster’s movie The Kite Runner, themes, symbols, and main ideas are portrayed differently. Through the distinctiveness of the themes, symbols, and main ideas it is evident that the novel has more context, which proves justice contradicting with the movie. The film and novel of The Kite Runner exhibit certain characteristics that allow them to be compared such as the discrepancy of characters including development and appearance. Also the reduction
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For instance the book thoroughly told the reader, what Hassan and Amir’s relationship truly was. The book displayed Hassan as being a loyal and devoted servant towards Amir and explained his love and obedience toward him. Despite the two characters ethical backgrounds, as they differ, they still consider themselves friends. Whereas Amir never labeled Hassan as his friend due to the fact Hassan was second-class status in Kabul. This division of society constantly reminds Amir of Hassan’s role as a servant, not equal to him. Although this may be true as a young child, Amir spent all his free time with Hassan and felt especially close with …show more content…
For instance in the novel Baba built an orphanage, yet nothing in the film is mentioned about the orphanage. The orphanage was fairly significant since it was a way for Baba to redeem himself: cleanse of all the dreadful decision he had made in the past.
“In the late 1960s, when I was six. Baba decided to build an orphanage…Baba had drawn the blueprints himself despite the fact he had no architectural experience at all. Skeptics had urged him to stop his foolishness and hire an architect…. Baba refused…then Baba succeeded….people shook their heads in awe…Baba paid for the construction of the two story orphanage” (Hosseini 14)
In addition in the novel Amir explained how his father was absent from his life, since he was always busy building the orphanage. Yet, nevertheless in the movie this did not happen and it did not develop Amir and Baba’s relationship. Their relationship was demonstrated as distant and not connected. What’s more is the fact that Baba had no way to redeem himself. “A way to be good again” (Hosseini

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