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    theme of racial and religious discrimination in ‘The Kite Runner'. "Racism is the result of human ignorance, social injustice, class differences, love and tensions and lack of self-education." These famous words of Mark Twain perfectly encapsulate the situation in Afghanistan as depicted in Khaled Hosseini’s widely acclaimed first novel, ‘The Kite Runner’. Society in Afghanistan was and continues to be divided on the basis of religion into Sunni Muslims and Shi'a Muslims. The weaker sect of the society was the Hazaras i.e. the Shi'a Muslims whereas the dominant strata were the Pashtuns, the Sunni Muslims. The present literary analysis is the result of comprehending the Kite Runner in the light of racial snobbery and prejudice. This paper seeks to establish the many…

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    everybody today recognizes education is power; the more one knows, the more one will be able to control events - Francis Bacon. For a few centuries, the Pashtun dominant sect had regarded the Hazara population as…

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    different Muslim groups, which were the Pashtuns and the Hazaras. Hassan belongs to the Hazara group which was extremely despised by their country Afghanistan. These two religious groups definitely had an impact on Amir’s decision that was made in their neighborhood alley. If it were not for these two religions conflict with one another Amir's decision in that alleyway would of been way easier, and who knows… he may have not even been in the position…

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    They can be huge or small but different people have different ways to face their mistakes. Some people will ignore their mistakes like nothing had happened, some people will hide their mistakes forever and haunted by guilt like Baba in The Kite Runner, he did not told anyone that Hassan is his son and he had slept with Ali's wife just after Amir's mom pass away. The best way to deal with mistakes is to fix it and learn from it not ignore nor hide them especially with something big. In Khaled…

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    Ethnic divisions are a prominent ideology that persists throughout Afghanistan culture. The vast divide between the two most prominent groups are shown in the book the Kite Runner, through the various interconnected relationships between the people of different tribes. The majority of the Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims and they are the most powerful ethnic group; with that being said it is no surprise that they make up the majority of the Taliban. The Hazaras are mainly Shi’a Muslims and are found…

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    The Fault In Their Friendship “For you a thousand times over!” (Ch. 7). Khaled Hosseini uses literary elements to illustrate a number of themes. In the novel The Kite Runner, setting illustrates the theme friendship means being loyal, character illustrates the way people treat their friends shows if they are good people, and mood illustrates the way people treat the their friends shows if they are good people. Hosseini uses setting to compare Afghanistan and the United States while developing…

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    allows the reader to gain insight on both, Afghan society and various characters. Throughout the novel, there is a difference between: Pashtuns and Hazaras, men and women, Talibans and Afghans, and Americans and Afghans. The author does a great job of allowing the reader to relate the overall ideas of racism and sexism in the novel to modern day problems. The complexity of the…

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    could learn over time. People go through life learning morality from his/her family, friends and his/her own personal mistakes. However, in some cases morality is never taken into consideration when faced with decisions that may lead to life changing consequences. In the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini argues that one’s social status affects his/her sense of right and wrong. He introduces three characters Amir, Baba, and Assef who are being challenged with the choice of social…

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    Baba is worried about him because Amir claimed he was sick, and as for Amir, he hated Baba worrying about Hassan rather than their trip to the movies. One time, Hassan outperformed Amir in throwing rocks and Baba “patted Hassan on the back. Even put his arm around his shoulder”(Hosseini 14). It must have killed Amir to see the site of those two together, something that would have taken him a long time to get out of from Baba was easily accomplished by this Hazara, “how dare he steal my Baba?” …

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    lesson to a disrespectful donkey’...’It’s just a Hazara’”(2005). This quote explains Assef's reasoning on raping Hassan. Hazaras are known as the servants, meaning they are at the bottom of the ladder, when it comes to social class. People disrespect them because Hazaras mean nothing to them, and are just servants. If the reader did not understand the caste system, and particularly the one in the Muslim culture, this big detail in the story, may be confusing. On Page 15, of The Kite Runner, Amir…

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