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    Guilt is described to be the feeling of being ashamed and sorry for something oneyou may have done wrong. It is an emotion that everyone is familiar with. In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini explores the idea that the past, if not confronted, will manifest itself in every aspect of life; he demonstrates this by using the path that Amir and Hassan’s relationship takes through the symbols of the pomegranate tree, books, and kites. The pomegranate tree is a recurring occurring symbol of friendship and change in The Kite Runner as the state of the tree throughout the novel represents the development of Amir and Hassan’s relationship. This is shown before the incident in the alley, following the incident, and twenty-six years after the incident. In the beginning of the novel, Amir and Hassan play together by a hill north of Baba’s house. As children, the pomegranate tree on the hill is the place where Amir and Hassan grow close to each other. Using a kitchen knife, Amir carves their names on the tree: “’Amir and Hassan, the sultans of Kabul” (Hosseini 30). This carving is significant as it represents that the tree belongs to Amir and Hassan and that they are becoming better friends; although at times, Amir is oblivious to this. Before the incident in the alley, Amir and Hassan have many memories by the pomegranate tree but everything changesis changing after the incident, including their friendship and their memories of the pomegranate tree. After the incident with…

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    Violence’s Redemption Violence is never the answer, but violence can often lead to an answer. In the case of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, violence serves as a catalyst for a young man’s salvation. Amir perceives and experiences violence invading his personal life as well as his country. He lives through impactful situations that follow his conscience as he grows older. Even leaving his war torn country does nothing to solve his problems. Eventually, he is forced to return and face the…

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    There are roughly 6 500 spoken languages in the world today. Even though humanity has discovered many ways to communicate, they have some how turned a gift into something evil and are purposely hurting their fellow man. Khaled Hosseini showed just how mean and abusive people could be just using their words in his novel The Kite Runner. Words are a very powerful tool when it comes to an argument or even a debate. But when people do not choose their words carefully they can physically harm the…

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    People change all the time and in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini talks about a boy in Afghanistan Amir who lives with a wealthy dad Baba, his mom passed away at birth and ever since he blamed it on himself. His best friend Hassan also his servant a Hazara which are a minority. The author shows Amir remembering back to his childhood in his point of view, always trying to impress Baba since he was very distant from his father. Putting down people and breaking long term relationships for his…

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    "And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins" (Mark 11:25). In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the topic of forgiveness plays a huge role in the main character Amir 's life. This novel is about a young boy named Amir who lives with his wealthy father and his servants in Afghanistan. While growing up in Afghan a life changing event occurs and causes Amir 's family to move to America. The…

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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…

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    result of his success at the kite tournament, a success he would not have received had he not done what was right and stopped Assef from raping Hassan. To Amir, all the gifts seem like ‘blood money’, because he earned them illegitimate, and he does not want them because they remind him of his wrongdoings involving Hassan. The only present he doesn’t trash is that from Rahim Khan, because he feels as though Rahim Khan, who he sees as a dad, would have forgiven him for his actions and still would…

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    Khaled Hosseini wrote the Kite Runner with the intentions of displaying the contrasts of good and evil as well as how one may be able to overcome immorality and become a better person through the use of symbolism. The novel begins with a light hearted and childish tone as it depicts the relationship shared between Amir and Hassan. The two face normal insignificant problems that every child runs into. Such as Hassan and Amir having to go up against the school bully, Assef, and Amir struggling to…

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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…

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    Friends Close, Enemies Closer: The Story of Betrayal, Guilt, and Redemption. Friends are supposed to be there for you in times of need, be a shoulder to cry on and share your best experiences with. This was not the case for Hassan and Phineas. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir (a wealthy Pashtun boy) surrenders the dignity of his best friend Hassan (a poor Hazara boy), only to be haunted by the guilt of his choice, sending him to make done what is right many years later. In A Separate…

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