Broken Relationships In The Kite Runner

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Mending a Broken Relationship In the powerful novel, The Kite Runner, author Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, a coming of age character, who constantly struggles with maintaining a stable relationship with the people in his life. The story is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, where Amir and his loyal best friend, Hassan, grow up causing plenty of mischief. After a drastic event occurs, the two are separated, leaving Amir behind with no reasonable example of what a close relationship truly embodies. Consequently, this creates a chain of detrimental relationships for Amir in which he is not capable of successfully maintaining. Eventually, Amir and his father, Baba, move to America to escape the Russians, and must learn to live their lives in a diverse and unique country. While in America, Amir continues to form unhealthy relationships, which ultimately spiral into broken ones. However, throughout the novel, Amir continues to desire close relationships, and is willing to work for them. When an old friend of his calls, he embarks on a life-shattering journey that will permanently transform the way he approaches relationships. Hosseini takes readers through Amir’s life to demonstrate that a broken relationship, if continuously worked on and fought for, has the possibility to be mended. Mending a relationship is an act that transpires over time, which is what it took to heal the relationship between Baba and Amir. Towards the beginning of the novel, Hosseini depicts the

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