Advantages Of The Kite Runner

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Mohinabonu Tolliboeva
Mr. Super
Period 6
March 12, 2018
The Kite Runner
The privileges given to Amir such as situational, racial, and characteristic privileges affects his development as a character negatively. You need to understand Amir, how he grew up being neglected by his father, the events that he witnessed and how the constant war around him also contributed in shaping him. The different privileges Amir’s acquired being a Pashtun, a majority group, has many disadvantages which affected the way he grew up and caused him great regret later on in life.
Amir grew up in a rich part of Kabul but ended up in a disparate place because of his situational privilege. “Fremont, California, 1980s” (Hosseini 125) Amir went from living comfortably
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“While my mother hemorrhaged to death during childbirth,...” (Hosseini 6) Amir’s mother died before he knew her but he acquired her love of poetry and literature. He wrote short stories almost all the time his entire childhood and when he grew up, he wrote stories that got published that helped him financially. His father never approved of it but came to accept it when they both moved to America to start over. “I looked up at those twin kites. I thought about Hassan. Thought about Baba. Ali. Kabul. I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today.” (Hosseini 2). The author uses flashbacks multiple times because Amir is narrating the story and he’s thinking of his past, recalling all of his memories, good and bad. It indicates the reader of a scene that will occur later on and will become a significant part of his life. Although he has a comfortable life in America, he gets nostalgic thinking about the people who meant the world to him. The life he had before the incident of 1975 was one filled with joy instead of constant worry. The event that changed…show more content…
“They called him "flat-nosed" because of Ali and Hassan's characteristic Hazara Mongoloid features. For years, that was all I knew about the Hazaras, that they were Mongol descendants, and that they looked a little like Chinese people.” (Hosseini 9) The author uses imagery to give a detailed description of the Hazara people and what they looked like. Amir tells of his childhood when he was around Hassan or Ali, how he would listen to everyone making rude remarks about Hassan and Ali and not doing anything about it because it would taint his and his father's reputation. He was embarrassed to call Hassan his friend so when his friends asked, Hassan was just the servant, not friend. He was scared of being looked down upon which made him regret the decisions he made later on, not accepting Hassan as a friend and mocking him constantly, not knowing that he would be the only constant loyal figure in his life. “It said the Hazaras had tried to rise against the Pashtuns in the nineteenth century, but the Pashtuns had "quelled them with unspeakable violence." The book said that my people had killed the Hazaras, driven them from their lands, burned their homes, and sold their women.” (Hosseini 9) Amir is reading a chapter from a book about Hazaras and how they’re mistreated and still are because of their different religious sects. The Pashtuns have been massacring the Hazara
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