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Examples Of Childhood In The Kite Runner

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In the kite runner, the author uses the idea of childhood to shape Amir’s character. As a child Amir spends most of his time trying to get love and attention from baba, doing whatever it takes to get it. The only thing he knows is of his motives and want for baba's acceptance, so he does many things that cause him to guilt later in life. Khaled Hosseini, in The Kite Runner, uses a the portrayal of a conflict filled childhood to shape and influence Amir’s actions in the future.

Amir’s childhood is filled with experiences of guilt, cowardice and forgiveness. You are shaped by what happens in your childhood, and Amir’s childhood is filled with examples of that. When you are a child, you are very impressionable. Amir wanted baba's attention, and when he ignored Hassan’s rape, he figured out that cowardice is rewarded, and there began his experience with guilt. This sets a base for his following actions which cause emotions that follow him through the story. Baba tries to teach Amir about love and bravery, which

Throughout Amir’s whole life, many of the things he experiences in his childhood follow him through the novel. His actions of cowardice that caused his guilt and his need for forgiveness are finally faced when he returns to his home in Afghanistan. As a child, Amir was very sheltered by Baba and his innocence of being a
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Amir's experience with betrayal, guilt, and cowardice which he first learned in his adolescence shape the story of his life in the rest of the book. If he had been taught different things in his childhood, his motivations and actions in his adult life would have been much different than they were. The author really plays into the idea that what happens in your childhood can shape you and all that you know as he follows Amir, who is guilt driven from what happened in his
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