Examples Of Marxism In The Kite Runner

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Aqsa Khalid
Miss Kanza Javed
Modern Novel II
25th April 2016
Application of Marxist Criticism on “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German philosopher, theorist and historian. He thoroughly studied the social organizations and came to the conclusion that human history was full of constant struggle and clash between classes. He divided the society into two classes. One is the Bourgeoisie- which is the possessor of all the means of sources of production and income of a society. And the second one is Proletariat which is the laborer or the working class. The Bourgeois rules over the Proletariat and denies them their rights. Marx was against Capitalism which is an economic system where there is a private ownership of the means of income and production for profit. He was an adamant supporter of Communism in which the government owns all the means of production and income and every member of the society is treated as equal. He believed that difference in economic status of people leads to the class divisions in a society and injustice to those who lack behind from others, monetarily.
The same class distinctions due to social and economic status can be seen in the novel “The Kite Runner” set primarily in Afghanistan and then in America, and is written by Khaled Hosseini. In this novel we see two main characters; Amir, the Pashtun, Sunni boy and a son of a renowned businessman, and Hassan, a Hazara Shia boy and a son of Amir’s servant Rahim Khan. The
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