Khaled Hosseini uses descriptive language rather than metaphors and similes. The use of Khaled Hosseini descriptive language creates an illusion where the reader is able to picture what the author wishes them to see, they then are able to connect with characters and grow a bond with them. Along with descriptive language Khaled Hosseini does use a few stylistic techniques such as foreshadowing. The novel starts off with Sabbor telling a bedtime story to his kids, Abdullah and Pari. Khaled Hosseini started the novel off with Saboor (the two main characters’ father, Abdullah and Pari) Before Saboor’s, Abdullah’s, and Pari’s trip to Kabul, Saboor tells the children a bedtime story about a farmer who sacrifices his youngest son to …show more content…
Saboor has planned to sell Pari to a wealthy family in Kabul as the news strikes Abdullah he has a difficult time believing it as he begs to not have Pari taken away. Abdullah realizes it is for the greater good and what was best for Par, but finds no reason for him to stay in Shadbagh and heads off. Later in life Abdullah is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s where he can’t remember anything/anyone (like the potion). By the end of the novel, “and the mountains echoed” readers can pick up a bit of situational irony. After Pari was sold, to the Wahdati family, Abdullah wishes that he could forget what happen. Abdullah reference his current situation to the story his father, Saboor told him and he wishes for a potion the div gave Baba Ayub, in order to forget. This is ironic because it’s not till the end where readers find out Abdullah was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and eventually does forget. Another example of irony Khaled Hosseini use is when Pari is all grown up and even though her birth father, Saboor had sold Pari for the greater good ( hoping she has a better life) we later are faced with the decision of whether or not Pari is living a better life with success and no family ties or in poverty with a strong family connection. “A ceremony at which she would be alone, with no family to sit in the aisles, no one to give her away, no one to shed a happy tear on her behalf.” Page 231 (Hosseini,
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As regular people we know that when we damage someone we love, we try to find redemption in any way possible. Fear, pride and many other factors play in the act of doing what is considered to be morally right. In Khaled Husseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist, Amir, deals with a situation where he is confronted by deciding weather to help a dear friend or ignore a harsh situation. All of this leads to the author using symbolism, irony and imagery. Irony is found in many ways of literature, and the book The Kite Runner is one of them.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini portrays the dark downfall of Afghanistan through the eyes of a young Pashtun boy named Amir. The Kite runner brings the audience alongside Amir as he grows up, experiencing many life-changing events, ultimately rewriting his own unique character. Hosseini chooses to highlight the concept of betrayal and loyalty within his novel with characters such as Amir, for his actions of betrayal, Baba for his double-crossing history, and Hassan for his loyalty. By giving these characters such lively traits, Hosseini helps bring life to the story and helps the audience understand what is going through the mind of the characters with the consequences of their actions. To start, Amir’s development of
Although Passing by Nella Larson talks about identity the book has a monotonous plot while The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini opens the 9th grader’s perspective on the outside world in more ways that make an impression on the reader, especially with his focus on powerful themes, internal and external conflicts, and the rich use of symbols and allusions. Additionally, The Kite Runner is still relevant in 2023 given the Taliban commits acts of atrocities, furthermore, the Kite Runner also gives students an appreciation for how they are living while The Passing isn't as provocative as The Kite Runner. This selection is arguably better for teenagers to read in the 9th grade. The Kite Runner's provocative themes including redemption,
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a novel centered around an Afghan boy named Amir and his coming of age during the end of Afghanistan’s monarchy and the invasion of the Soviet Union’s troops. Although there are major political events essential to the story, The Kite Runner is not about politics, it is about Amir and his challenges with love, violence, and family. While reading, the use of literary theory and its six different critical lenses is a helpful way to analyze and understand the novel better. Literary theory is, essentially, the views or opinions about what a text means, as well as the description, analysis, and interpretation of a literary work. Readers can also use critical lenses to find different ways to view or interpret
Carefully chosen syntax can affect many aspects of a piece of writing. The Kite Runner has many examples of specifically chosen syntax to create a sense of tension, excitement or drama. A perfect example of how an author can set the audience up to feel a certain way is displayed in this quote: Mostly, I remember this: his brass knuckles flashing blows in the afternoon light; how cold they felt with the first few blows and how quickly they warmed with my blood. Getting thrown against the wall, a nail where a framed picture may have hung once jabbing at my back.
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, a San Francisco chronicle best book of the year, gives the feel of love, honor, guilt, fear and redemption throughout the entire book. With all these emotions, fear is heavily mentioned, from the early childhood of Hassan to the rescue of his nephew. Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat (Dict.com) Assef is a person of fear. The taliban is an organization of fear. In the book, Assef and the Taliban constantly have power to enforce fear within the eyes of the people.
The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed to the
In the novel, Hosseini uses Amir’s internal conflict highlights how unresolved guilt and fear can negatively impact one’s life. Hassan’s rape initiates the internal conflict in Amir that lasts the rest of his young adult life. Assef rapes Hassan after the kite running competition prompting Amir to run away in terror and fear. After the incident, Amir celebrates the victory of
Sacrifice, one the most prominent themes in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, clearly determines a person’s unconditional love and complete fidelity for another individual. Hosseini’s best-selling novel recounts the events of Amir’s life from childhood to adulthood. Deprived of his father’s approval and unsure of his relationship with Hassan, Amir commits treacherous acts which he later regrets and attempts to search for redemption. These distressing occurrences throughout his youth serve as an aid during his transition from a selfish child to an altruistic adult.
However, Amir’s selfish ambition of proving his worth to this dad resisted his urge to try to help Hassan as he wants to able to take the kite home safely. Moreover, Amir presumes that his betrayal towards Hassan is like a curse in his life since he will not be able to forgive himself for this deception or free himself from the guilt that has taken over his
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.
The Kite Runner has three main parts to the story, it begins with Amir, a man who lives in California who refers back to his childhood memories in Kabul, Afghanistan. These memories affect him and mold him into the man he is. Amir as a child lived in Kabul with his father Baba, who Amir had a troubled relationship with. He had two servants Ali and his son Hassan. The relationship between them is more of a family rather that of servants.
Internal conflict relies on the struggles within a person that are based on interpersonal impulses. In literary works, internal conflict can focus mainly on the psychological struggle of a character, whose solution creates the suspense of the story’s plot itself. This concept is quite vital throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-born American novelist and medical doctor. In the book, Amir, the protagonist, is constantly battling himself and his own skewed logic as to what it means to redeem oneself. Redemption, defined as a person saving himself from any sin, error or evil, comes out through Amir’s strange notions about how he can forgive himself for wrongdoings, mainly with the alley rape of his father’s young servant.
Abstract women have been living very miserable lives throughout the history somewhere because of gender differences and somewhere base on lame excuses of religion. They do not have equal rights, freedom, opportunities as men and have been suffering gender-based violence perpetuated towards them in the male dominated society. Afghan women show great strength and resistance in the face of adverse circumstances. They have developed traumatic problems and in reaction to their problems, they have grown very resilience to the Afghan tradition and men harsh treatment. The research entitled “Trauma and Resistance of Afghan Women: A Critical Study of Khaled Hosseini’s Novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, was intended to critically analyze the novel to explore trauma and resistance of Afghan women.