One of the many aspects that Hosseini added to his novel is the symbol of the kite. Amir takes this kite as a symbol of happiness and also of guilt according to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) (1). Amir goes through a hard time when he is a witness of Hassan’s dignity being taken. Amir at the moment does nothing about it because he feels like it would take all attention away from him by Baba. Baba, being a champion kite flyer feels extremely proud of his son because Amir is following his
A story that begins with the struggle for acceptance which leads to a life struggle for redemption. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is the story of Amir, an Afghan kid who after witnessing his life fall apart is set in a life of escaping his guilt and regrets, until finally is forced to make the decision to face them and fight for atonement. In the story, Kites are depicted all throughout it and are used by Hosseini to portray the main themes that compose the story, and the conflicts and struggles that the characters experience. In the book, Hosseini used Kites to represent the major themes in the story for they portray the characters happiness and guilt plus the main things that compose the story. The theme of sacrifice is clearly seen through Amir’s relation with Hassan, and can be observed on the occasions in which they flew kites together.
On the other hand their intelligence and respect sometimes disturbs other characters. The Kite Runner is a story representing the history of Kabul where the main characters are facing war and are struggling to find peace. On the other hand To Kill a Mockingbird was at the times of The Great Depression and many racism was involved, including the separation of the African Americans and the Klu Klux Klan. In “The Kite Runner” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” both Khaled Hosseini and Harper lee are demonstrating/describing the tough situations that happened in the past in both Kabul and America. Atticus and Hassan are the two role models in each novel acting as the people who stand up for their ideology.
Every winter, in Kabul, there was a large kite fighting tournament. The tournament was a big deal to the people of Kabul. Amir and Hassan won the tournament, but in order to truly be victorious, Hassan had to retrieve the blue kite so Amir could bring it home as a trophy. During the kite tournament Amir states, “All i saw was the blue kite. All i smelled was victory.
Betrayal is an issue many can relate to, whether it is done by a family member or a friend. In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, we witness betrayal play a vital role in the downfall of the main character’s Amir and Hassan’s friendship, and how betrayal was the reason for why Amir sought redemption in hopes to move on. The novel begins with Amir as an adult, recalling an event that took place in 1975 in his hometown Kabul, Afghanistan and how this event was what changed the rest of his life and made him who he now is. Despite this heartbreaking occurrence of Amir’s reluctance to help Hassan while he was being raped, it was the reason for why Amir later decided to be brave and stand up for what he believes in. Hosseini shows us how the Afghani culture and Amir’s reluctance to help
Sentimentalism was used to cultivate sympathy with others in order to promote self-improvement and motivate action to alleviate hardships. In Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Williams-Garcia had Clayton go through challenges, so the readers can sympathize with Clayton but also be inspired by his character development. At a young age, Clayton was determined to reach his self-manifested identity to overcome the sudden death of his grandfather. Unlike the stories in Golden Age of literature, Clayton faced real obstacles that he needed to deal with to fulfill his ambition. Clayton always wanted to acquire Cool Papa’s identity, but after overcoming challenges he was able to discover his own self-identity.
Khaled Hosseini delves deeper into this aspect of human nature in his novel The Kite Runner. A story about two inseparable friends, Amir and Hassan, growing up in pre-revolutionary Kabul and experiencing a harrowing journey in the midst of Afghanistan’s undoing. In The Kite Runner, Hosseini uses the characters, internal conflict, and symbols, to reinforce its main theme: redemption is lead by repentance. To begin with, the characters in The Kite Runner demonstrate how Hosseini conveys the natural path to redemption when burdened with guilt. One way this is seen is through Amir’s father, Baba.
The Kite Runner by Khalid Alhussaini is very inspiring and powerful novel about a Pashtun named Amir who is looking back over his life during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Amir grew up in a prosperous district of Kabul, Afghanistan. His father was known and respected by others, Amir tried his best to follow his father steps and always craved his love and attention. Ali and his son Hassan (Amir 's best friend), are both loyal servants to Baba and Amir yet and unlike Amir; are of the minority Hazara who is not respected in Afghanistan. Hassan always demonstrates his devoted loyalty to Amir by constantly support him over the years.
The Changing Pace of Afghanistan The connection between father and son and brother and brother is formed by that common bond of acceptance. That same bond affects the people around them and their attitude towards people. Depending on how each groups interacts and interprets each other is what causes a close knit relationship. As scene in the Kite Runner the before and after of Afghanistan due to the Taliban will forever changed the way people accept each other. The types of groups, relations to family and treatment will be audited.
Seeking redemption can be a powerful motivating force behind one’s actions. If a person is looking to be redeemed, the process in which they attempt to find redemption can change them as a person and drive them to do things they never previously would have. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir spends a large portion of the story seeking redemption from his past sins. This forces him to step away from his previously cowardly nature, and leads him to do things he never thought he could. Throughout the novel, symbols such as the kite, Amir’s dream of fighting the bear his father did, and the motif “for you a thousand times over” demonstrate Amir’s character development.
Kite fighting was the only similarity between Baba and Amir. That is why Amir loved the winter so much. I have a prediction. If the terrible event that happened in Amir’s past was in the winter, and the title of the book is The Kite Runner, then maybe it had to do with the kite fighting. Since Amir loves winter so much, maybe this event ruined it for him.