Descriptive Language In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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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
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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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