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    Kites In The Kite Runner

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    Sometimes, a kite is much more than a simple toy. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, a young boy discovers that a kite can mean many things as your perspective changes. As time goes on and people change, a kite acts as a blank canvas, for which one can project their views and sentiments. Even at a young age, Amir, The Kite Runner’s protagonist, knows that kite is not just kite. To Amir, kites represent many different things as he is in different stages of his life. The story speaks to the differences in the way Amir perceives kites as he transitions into adulthood. From pride and envy, to guilt and regret, Amir alters the way he views the world, and the way he views kites, as he begins his path from betrayal to redemption. From the beginning, pride and envy play a big role in Amir’s life. Amir feels as though he is always competing for attention and approval from his father, whom he calls Baba. Amir has mixed feelings about Hassan, his family’s servant, who he grew up with. Though Amir plays with Hassan and treats him almost as he would a friend, there is a disconnect between the two of them. Amir is envious of the concern that Baba shows for Hassan. Not only does Amir feel he is competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention, but he often views Hassan as inferior and less deserving of closeness to Baba. Amir allows pride to govern…

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    Hassan and Amir, had decided to buy a kite and take it for a run, even though Hassan was the best kite flyer in Kabul. He knew where the kite would land before it even touched the ground. During the tournament, Hassan and Amir were the last people in the sky. When they cut the string, Hassan went to catch the kite, to win the tournament. When Aamir noticed that Hassan was taking too long, he decided to go looking for him. He found his cornered by Assef, a bully. Assesf then had decided to…

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    Guilt In 'The Kite Runner'

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    Many people have guilt. Some people live with guilt their whole lives; but some seek redemption. In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, Amir is a character with guilt. Amir is a young boy that lives in Afghanistan. His father, Baba, is rich so they live in a big house. His father has a servant and his name is Ali. Ali also has a son named Hassan. Amir and Hassan are best friends and they do everything together. One day, the neighborhood bully, Assef, attacks Hassan but Amir did nothing about it. Since…

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    chapter 7, it is the winter of 1975, the kite tournament is control in Amir’s neighborhood. Typically every neighborhood has its own competition, however the close districts can contend along now. a number of days before the tournament, cake nonchalantly tells swayer he could win. an awesome need to win seizes swayer as swayer thinks this can earn him Baba’s approval. The day of the competition comes. The tournament lasts all day, and swayer is doing well. He will see cake sitting on a upside,…

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    Guilt In The Kite Runner

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    one’s own cowardice and mistakes. Amir, the protagonist of The Kite Runner, speaks these words to himself in a time of great internal turmoil. The author, Khaled Hosseini places an emphasis on guilt’s effect on the individual as a main theme, mostly made manifest through the character of Amir. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini develops the flying of kites as a symbol of Amir’s innermost feelings, as he goes from feeling peace and innocence within, to being burdened by guilt, to finally…

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    The Kite Symbolism

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    Many characters in literature often must contend with their past. In The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini the protagonist, Amir, must do just this. When Amir does not prevent his friend’s rape, this element of his past drives his actions. Hosseini uses Amir’s efforts to forget, his reoccurring guilt, and the symbolism of kites throughout the novel to illustrates that guilt from the past can torment an individual until they find a way to right their past wrongs. After allowing Hassan’s rape, Amir…

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    Symbols In The Kite Runner

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    Kite Runner In a novel, the use of symbols provide meaning to the text beyond what is actually said to enhance the story. The novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, is an excellent example of implementing key symbols that explains the main points and themes the author is trying to get across. In “The Kite Runner”, the kite symbolizes the worthiness Amir desires from his dad, the guilt and self hate Amir has for the rest of his life due to the betrayal of his loyal friend, and the sense…

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    The Kite Runner

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    The article of Book Review: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner by J. Franz Spiegel offers insight of the plot in The Kite Runner, as well as encouragement to read the book. The review also touches upon the political views in the novel as well. The review’s main premise is claimed, “Amir’s character can also be read as a version of the author’s younger self; some experiences seem too vivid to be imagined.” This is agreeable due to the fact that Khaled Hosseini has admitted about taking his…

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    The Kite Runner

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    The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, begins in December 2001 with a flashback about an event that changed the narrator’s life. The story starts before the event occurs in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1975. The narrator, Amir, is twelve years old and lives with his father, a successful businessman, whom he calls Baba. Amir’s father has two servants, Ali and his son Hassan, Amir’s best friend, who live in a small shed owned by Amir’s family. Hassan’s mother left after she gave birth to him because he and…

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    The Kite Runner

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    The book I read for this paper was The Kite Runner. I knew little about this book, but I remember watching the movie years ago, which sparked my interest on how life was in that part of the country in that period of time. Since it was in a foreign country in the Middle East, I wanted to know the traditions and culture of the country and what made it unique from the rest of the world. After reading the book, I got the harsh reality of the struggles the people of the country goes through, with…

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