Essay On Abuse Of Power In The Kite Runner

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Jodi Picoult writes a outstanding story, Nineteen Minutes. The main character is Peter Houghton, who has been bullied since the first day in kindergarten, who happens to be the shooter in his school shooting. His only friend, Josie Cormier, stood up for him until the 6th grade where she then decided to became friends with the popular kids and her too became a bully towards Peter. She was also Peter's love but the crush was only one sided for Peter. Peter ends up getting life in prison for killing 8 people and wounding 19. Josie was sent to jail for 2nd degree murder on her boyfriend. Though she did not mean to shoot her boyfriend, she still did it. The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. The story of Amir, a young boy, whose closest friend is Hassan. The story has many violent events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the escape of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban government. Both Peter Houghton from Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult and Hassan from Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini exemplify impact of abuse of power through their common experiences of Betrayal, Sacrifice, and Isolation, thereby demonstrating that when one is unable to break free from a life of abuse they can ultimately be lead to despair and destruction. In Nineteen Minutes Peter…show more content…
Amir was his best friend and his half-brother. Hassan was raped and Amir just watched and then walked away. Amir didn’t want to help Hassan or stop the people when he was in the alley. Amir didn’t help when he got raped because Amir wanted the blue kite to gain his favor with his father. Amir wanted him to be raped also to make Hassan to be weak to Baba. Amir tries to convince himself that he's too afraid but, in his heart, he knows he wants him to get raped. Hassan says to Amir, "Would I ever lie to you Amir (Hosseni,

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