The novel, “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini and the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst are similar in plot structure and theme. These two stories are quite similar because they are narrated in flashback to a point in time where the main characters, the Brother and Amir, feels remorse about doing something terrible in their past days. To begin with, Amir, the protagonist, is the narrator of the novel, “The Kite Runner”. In this novel, Amir describes his own life story by allowing the readers to actually imagine his life as a teenage boy in Kabul. The story starts off as a flashback, as Amir Looks back into the winter of 1975, Kabul.
Baba is a wealthy man in Afghanistan. His son, Amir, has always been greedy because he has never learned to appreciate things. Instead, he expects them. As Amir grows older, he desires more attention from his father. For example, Amir loves to read and write, but his father wishes he had an interest in something more masculine.
A heartbreaking story of a boy named Amir who lived his young years in the midst of the rise of Taliban rule escapes to the United States to live in California. He soon learns that his past is unignorable. Trials and tribulation await him as he learns new attributes about himself and others through many events which teach him what he wants the most, “to be good again”. In his book, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini proves his thematic ideas that a friendship can transform as guilt becomes more prevalent in a person’s life as their history begins to affect them. While Amir was still a child at the beginning of the book, he had an unbroken friendship with Hassan, which ultimately becomes affected by Amir’s careless decisions.
Most major parts have another parts similar, but different scenarios. Hassan protects the kite for Amir, then the house for Baba because he is loyal even when Amir is nothing but mean to him and takes him for granted. . Sanaubar goes from a no show mother to a constant is Hassan’s life because she feels guilty for leaving him when he was so young. Amir went from running from his problems and being a coward, to staying to fight and standing up for what he believes in.
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.
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 story "The Scarlet Ibis" was written by James Hurst. The short story is about a boy with an invalid little brother named Doodle. In the beginning, the narrator hated his brother and thought of killing him because he could not do much. By the end, he had gained lots of love for Doodle and taught him many things like learning how to walk. The character Doodle can best be described as a creative and loyal person.
The Kite Runner, written by Khald Hosseine, is a fictional novel about a character named Amir, a boy who struggles with selfish tendencies. Throughout the novel, he overcomes these characteristics through many personal, tragic experiences. Amir is a dynamic character as he changes over time within the novel. As the story opens, Amir is a young boy who attends school and hangs out frequently with his friend, Hassan. He is a typical preteen who is worried only with his own desires.
Courage is an important theme throughout this story especially within the family values in Kabul. Baba had always believed that Hassan was very courageous and stood up for himself, but Amir was warned on multiple occasions that “a boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” (chapter 3). Amir proved this on his own when he ran away from problematic situations, for example when Hassan was raped by Assef. Whenever there was danger around when Hassan and Amir were together, Hassan always stepped up and fought for his friend. The concept of friendship shifts through Amir and Hassan’s understanding of their relationship.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner narrates through multiple events involving the contradicting actions of greed, courage, and betrayal against individual to individual. Amir, protagonist and narrator of the plot, goes through the remembrance of events from his hometown as a child, leading to his current position in life. In his past life, he experienced many obstacles and ramifications with his decisions in actions regarding life and friendship. The symbolism of the pomegranate tree where Amir and Hassan played daily together represented the intimate connection between the two friends, as the pelting of Hassan by Amir with pomegranates causing them to break represented the change in perspective towards each other in intimacy of their friendship due to the betrayal of Amir witnessing as a bystander in Hassan’s rape. Betrayal is used as key object within the novel, which progressively develops each character into who they become in their own genuine character.