Division Of Social Class In Shakespeare's The Kite Runner

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It is apparent that both novels are in tune with the theme of division of social class in the society. The Kite Runner examines the whole spectrum of racism; Hassan who was treated disrespectfully by his peers who are the majority, Sunni Muslims because he is the minority, the Hazara (Shi’a Muslims). This leads to nasty discrimination based on physical features and religious beliefs. Significantly, Hosseini mentions in the novel that Amir is reading, "the Pashtuns had persecuted and oppressed the Hazaras” from his mother’s history book which can be found on page 9. Additionally, Ali, who is a Hazara, is ridiculed by the neighborhood people on page 10 coupled with Assef’s mocking, calling Hassan flat nose. To put it in another way, the Afghan society has categorized Hassan along with his father as lower human beings and is in servitude towards Amir’s family. Correspondingly, in the novel Pride and Prejudice, there is a distinctive hierarchal system with notable variance between classes. In this context, the middling and upper classes are governed by the accepted expectations in the sense of social interactions and mannerisms. The upper class people, like Mr Darcy who appears proud and aloof, depicting the mannerism of superior individual. There are so many instances that describe the fine line between the classes such as how Darcy refuses to dance with any of the ladies at the Netherfield ball, claiming that Jane is the “only handsome woman in the room, and that the others
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