What i learn was that there are stories and other things that can be compared and contrast. On how we had to compare and contrast on refugees,and how they had to flee their country. Like the great Pilgrims when they had to flee their country because of religion problems. Than we had to compare and constructed with the story of Skookrullah Alizadah on how she and her family had to flee their country and that they have a lot of compare and contrast with the Pilgrims base on how they got there and how they
In the novel ‘Boy Overboard’ by Morris Gleitzman, when you get to be in perspective of Jamal, a young boy living in Afghanistan and the issues he faces as he struggles to get to Australia. In the beginning of the novel, Jamal meets a tank which leads him to think about this ancestors, "I remember what mum told me about her ancestors. Fierce, brave desert warriors, tall and proud in the saddles of their mighty Arab steeds. She also told me about dad 's ancestors, honest hard-working bakers, baking bread so that those fierce warriors had something to mop up their gravy." He says. From the evidence found from the novel, I believe that Jamal is more of a desert warrior because of his fierce, bold, determined, and protective personality.
Ironically, criticized for its unrealistic coincidences and forced irony, The Kite Runneris one of the most brilliant eye-opening novels ever written. What is even more ironic is that despite all the criticism, these so-called coincidences do not exist in the story. According to VC King, author of Titanic, “The probability of a certain set of circumstances coming together in a meaningful (or tragic) way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence.” Everything happens for a reason. What appears to be coincidence in The Kite Runner,is in fact destiny unfolding, emphasizing the novel’s major themes. First of all,Assef and Amir’s reunion highlights Amir’s coming of age as well as the theme of redemption. Secondly, the fact that Sohrab saves the day with his slingshot reveals the parent-child relationship between him and Hassan. It also demonstrates Assef’s retribution. Finally, the discovery that Hassan and Amir are brothers reinforces the division of the social classes in Afghanistan.
In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles and guilt. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves or making up for their past actions. One of the central themes of the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is whether Amir truly redeemed himself for what he did. He has been living with the guilt from a unspeakable past childhood experience his whole life. He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him. The experience left a scar on both Hassan and Amir. Amir’s father’s words echo in his mind as he recalls the experience, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything” (Hosseini, 2003). By the end of the novel, Amir finally learns stands up and earns the redemption
In the novel, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D Houston, the main character is put through a lot of devastating, circumstantial situations that causes her overall development to be quite different from others. Seeing as she is telling the story, readers get to know Jeanne tremendously throughout the plot. Jeanne is a very family oriented person, and needs that support to get through the rough patches she hits after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. When Jeanne and her family were first forced to Manzanar, Jeanne is at a very prime and impressionable part of her life. Her family and friends she meets at Manzanar help to shape who she will grow up to be as a person. Even though the story is told in less of an emotional
The story ‘The Kite Runner’, written by Khaled Hosseini, takes place mainly during the war in Afghanistan. After the country became a republic instead of a monarchy, the former Soviet Union invaded the country. Many years later, the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement , seized power in Afghanistan. This was accompanied by intense violence and the consequences were immense. Not only was Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, almost entirely destroyed, but the cost to human life was also huge. The Kite Runner describes the life of Amir. Before the war, he lived in Kabul with his father Baba, their servant Ali and Ali’s son Hassan. Hassan and Ali are from a lower class than Amir and Baba, but Amir and Hassan are best friends regardless.
Baba and Amir's foil is shown throughout the novel, but you can already identify many differences at the beginning of the book when they lived in Kabul. Although, they also do have a few similarities. They are similar because they are father and son and share similar characterises. Baba and Amir both grew up wealthy as they are Pashtuns. Amir and Baba both hold hard secrets and live their life filled with guilt. Baba holds the secret that Hassan is his son to protect his social status in society, Amir hides Hassans rape and keeps it to himself and pretends it did not happen. Moreover, their best friends are their servants. In addition, both Amir and Baba show an act of kindness and generosity in the novel. Baba builds an orphanage, while Amir
It is delineated by natural inclination that people sympathize with others who undergo an unfortunate circumstance or event. However, this type of behavior is dependent on how one uses prior knowledge to judge whether someone is worthy of sympathy. The idea that people tend to draw conclusions based on other people’s decisions and character remains as one of the many underlying themes in literature. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir’s character is considered worthy of sympathy by his redeeming actions towards the end of the novel, his good intentions toward Baba, and his ability to empathize with others.
Afghanistan is a country full of social expectations and boundaries influenced by both class and ethnicity. Amir and Hassan come from polar opposite social backgrounds: Amir, a wealthy member of the dominant Pashtuns, and Hassan, a child servant to Amir and member of the minority Hazaras. Yet, as young children, it seems as though this difference is a mere annoyance rather than a serious blockade to their friendship. This all changes, though, when Amir makes a split second decision, a decision shaped by his unconscious desire to uphold their class difference. Hassan does everything for Amir, most specifically, he runs his kites, and when the town bully wants to steal that kite, Hassan resists even in the face of unspeakable violence. He resists for Amir whom he loves with his whole heart. Amir witnesses this struggle, but he does nothing; he runs away since “he was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (Hosseini 77). Amir has always believed, deep down, that his father favored Hassan, a Hazara, the dirt of Afghan society, over him, his own son. Seeing Hassan reduced to that level of baseness is perversely satisfying for him. He is finally better than Hassan, his social conscience is satiated. In that moment, he values his
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, tells the story of a boy named Amir and his story and journey throughout his life. In Afghanistan there are two major ethnic groups. These two ethnic groups are very different. The Pashtuns are the upper class and the Hazaras were much lower than them. Most Hazaras worked for Pashtuns, in this case, Amir is a Pashtun and Hassan is a Hazara that works for him and his father. In this society it is very difficult to find your true identity, a lot of factors come into play, whether it is people or events that you encounter. Due to the large difference in both Pashtuns and Hazaras, the idea of power plays a strong role. People with power end up abusing it, which leads to the corruption of power.
As claimed by Joseph Campbell, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek”. The book The Other Side Of The Sky by Farah Ahmedi shows exactly that, in fact, this is what every hero experiences throughout their journey. It all begins with Farah’s status quo, her hunt for knowledge beckons her into an adventure, then following up with a traumatic incident that progresses her even further for the peace she yearns. During her quest, she becomes separated from her natural world and begins a new phase of her journey which tests her and puts her through an overwhelming amount of agony and alas, It gives her the treasure she desperately sought for. Thus returning, she enters her natural world again with new found enlightenment and vigor, But of course, it 's never quite the same once you become a hero. Both Farah and Goku have
Boy Overboard is a novel by Morris Gleitzman. The story is about a boy, Jamal, and his family living in Afghanistan. His mum has been running an illegal school and the government has found out, so they have to try and flee the country and move to Australia. Throughout the book we follow them and see what situations they have to face. It is interesting because the author has put it in a way we can understand. The writer makes this happen by writing it in Jamal's point of view. This style is a narrative. The authors message tells us through a personal approach about a particular family. An important character in the novel is Bibi who is Jamal's sister. She is brave, sassy and caring. We see this in the way she does what she wants, how she speaks and how she cares for her family. She also breaks the the law when she is outside without a male companionship, not wearing her burqa and she is playing soccer with Jamal her brother and Jamal's friends. She is an important character as the authors message tell us because she helps Jamal fight the government in Afghanistan which is in the middle of a civil war.
Major Character Note #1: The character trait of generosity can be seen in this quote. Amir is being generous to Farid because he wants to help his family because they can barely afford food for their children. He gives Farid a little over two thousand dollars because he wanted to make it up to Farid and how he helped him find Sohrab. Amir is grateful for Farid’s help and how he remained loyal even if it meant that he was in danger so he wanted to repay him.
This is how Amir was feeling when he was riding in the fuel tank. This type of feeling is called panic. I’m sure this paragraph was placed in the text to represent how Amir was feeling when Hassan’s rape was taking place. He probably did not know what to do, or how to handle the situation. Maybe that’s why it was so difficult for him to defend Hassan. (68 words)