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    Darkness In The Kite Runner

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    the path to redemption. This is the case in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, as Amir, a troubled Afghan boy, makes a corrupt decision that takes him on a journey to find redemption for the guilt that he feels. In the novel The Kite Runner, Hosseini uses Amir to reveal how betrayal over a loved…

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    possibility that complications such as insecurity, jealousy and competition can arise. Friendship fulfills man’s basic need for love and security; however, it also can involve an unequal balance of needs and wants. In Khaled Hosseini’s seminal work The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan, two main characters, grow up in pre-Taliban era Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960-70s. The Afghanistan of the 1970’s is a vastly different country than the war-ravaged nation it is today. As the Taliban rises to power,…

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    In books, on TV, and generally anywhere else, honor is depicted as the protagonist always making the moral decision without a second thought. Though, in The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, honor and sacrifice are conveyed as an afterthought to Hosseini’s main character Amir. Because honor came as a second thought to Amir, he then has to try to gain redemption through a dangerous journey back to his homeland, and fight to save his conscience and a young boy’s life. Throughout this journey the…

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    and different groups or countries just to be left to build themselves back up from the dirt which they were left in.“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime, Amir.” (Kite Runner,pg 146)(Khaled Hosseini) The soviet union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and stayed there until 1989 during that time the united states supported a group of fighters called the mujahideen. Then when the soviets left The united states also…

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    In life, many people have a list of things they would do if they could “have their life to live over,” mostly the things they regret. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, a reoccurring theme is redemption and how it is achieved through honor and sacrifice. In the novel, Amir regrets his former treatment of his best friend, Hassan, yet finds redemption by sacrificing his success to restore his honor by going into dangerous Afghanistan to rescue and take care of Hassan’s son, Sohrab. Although…

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    There are many different examples of flashbacks in the book which help to make the book more interesting. When readers first start to read the book they are greeted by a flashback in the beginning; Amir depicts the time twenty-six years ago when he crouches "behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek". He says he becomes what he is not at that very moment. This flashback is critical in providing essential detail and context to the book. First, this flashback…

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    Living with Fear, Acting with Hope Agony, a term that represents the pain and fear felt by a specimen, can plague the essence of life and push people to think and act differently. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, Amir, the main character is faced with conflict and reflects on the related events through a series of flashbacks. Throughout the story, Amir faces his past and attempts to reverse the negative consequences of his cruel actions in a redemption based journey. He tries to…

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    Eyes In The Kite Runner

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    Throughout this novel, Khaled Hosseini uses a significant amount of references to eyes in order to characterize individuals in this story. In the Kite Runner, eyes represent the personality and feelings of the characters. With the huge emphasis that was placed on eyes, Hosseini asserts that the eyes are a universal symbol of true emotion and feeling for any person. This is demonstrated when Amir says, “people say eyes are the windows to the soul” (pg 8) which is used to show that although Ali…

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    Essay 1 When reflecting on past experiences, one realizes his faults, learns to live with his guilt, and becomes the person he is because of the mistakes he has made. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner follows this same pattern, as Amir must learn to live with the mistakes he made as a twelve year old boy. Amir witnesses Hassan’s rape in a dark alley, but chooses not to intervene, putting a lifelong strain on their friendship. Amir spends the entire story trying to repent and mend all of his…

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    In the first few chapters of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the stark contrast between Amir and Hassan’s strong relationship and its demolition highlights one of the book’s major themes, which is even explicitly mentioned by Rahim: if people form a relationship which is actively being deterred by society, societal pressure will inevitably destroy it (99). Furthermore, it establishes some of the book’s most prominent motifs, those of betrayal and deception. Prior to their falling out, Amir…

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