Changes In The Kite Runner

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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.
Initially Amir showed many signs of being scared, cowardly, and self-centered. An example of these qualities occurs in chapter seven, when Amir catches Hassan being raped by Assef, a teenage bully, and his friends. Instead of going in the alley and trying to stop
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You start to see this in chapter eleven, when Baba was in an argument with the people that own the gas station about the trust in America versus the trust in Afghanistan. Baba was furious, but Amir stood up to him, got him out of the store, and handled the situation with the managers. Amir eventually married and soon after, Baba died. Amir then went back to Afghanistan to save Sohrab, Hassan’s son, who had been purchased from an orphanage by the Taliban and was being tortured. This shows how confident and selfless Amir had grown, especially considering the risk of going to Afghanistan at this tumultuous time. Amir saved Sohrab by bringing him home to the United States, and promised to take care of him the rest of his life. All of these events illustrate Amir’s growth and development. By the end of the novel, Amir is an admirable man who stands up for others, especially his family. Amir’s change of heart was very significant to the story in the book, the Kite Runner.
Without his change of heart, many of the events that occurred throughout the novel, both mentioned and unmentioned, would’ve ended with different results. For example, if Amir didn’t change, he wouldn’t have risked to save the life of some kid he had never met and he wouldn’t have taken him to the United States were he would adopt
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