His shame for being so selfish and cowardly, while Hassan always was faithful to him. Amir wanted to get rid of Hassan. Therefore, he planted his new watch and some Afghani bills under Hassan’s mattress. He thought Baba would condemn him for this. Although he knew that Amir betrayed him, Hassan said to Baba that he stole the watch and the money.
The Taliban also started to massacre the Hazaras. This history was important to the book because it gives the reader insight to the state of the country as the story progresses. The book also gives the reader insight to the culture of Afghans. It showed traditions such as kite fighting and gave readers a glimpse at their marriage
The Kite Runner is more about the friction between the Hazaras and the Pashtuns. Nevertheless, the story knits the women within the fabric. Their presence is mostly absent, yet one can see the hints towards the situations in which women are located. Many critics believe the paucity of the women characters as anti-feminist or anti-women. Though, Hosseini wants the reader to see gender and caste struggles in the story.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, provides readers with an idea of what life was like in Afghanistan and the hardships and betrayals the people of Afghanistan had to endure. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines betrayal as, “the act of failing or deserting especially in time of need” (Merriam-Webster). Throughout The Kite Runner, many of the characters choose to betray someone they love because of how they were raised or who they are as a person. The motives behind the betrayal vary depending on the person. However, the consequences of the betrayal are always long lasting and have sever effects.
People believe coming back from past mistakes have no returns, but in the book The Kite Runner this is not the issue. Khaled Hosseini tells a story about two boys with different experiences in their childhood one of the boys went through a horrible life experience his name was Hassan, and the other Amir the main character in the story experienced a life of guilt for not being brave to defend those that defended him. The story begins in California when he had moved from Kabul because the Russians were starting to invade. Khaled Hosseini uses symbolism to describe character reactions and emotions throughout friendships and connects with the story. In the story The Kite Runner, Amir says, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real person I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.
In the book, The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini, symbolism is showered throughout to give a deeper understanding and add power to his story. Through the use of symbolism, Khaled Hosseini represents the abstract concepts of freedom, goodness, sadness and friendship through the concrete objects of kites, deformities, weather, and a pomegranate tree. Kite fighting is the signature event of Afghanistan in The Kite Runner, which soon becomes the representation of freedom. Before the Taliban come into power, kite flying, along with kite flying tournaments are common throughout Kabul. While the Tabilban occupy Afghanistan however, Rahim Khan mentions to Amir that only two weeks after the Taliban took over, “... the Taliban banned kite fighting.” Foreshadowing the start of the oppression, and loss of freedom in Afghanistan as a whole.
The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a famous novel that explores the devastating and painfully honest depiction of identity, betrayal, deception and atonement. This novel portrays the journey of a boy escaping from his haunted childhood while trying to seek redemption as an adult. Amir, the protagonist, has an overwhelming need to be punished and to be redeemed from his sin, so that he does not have to cope with this lingering guilt. Amir’s feeling of guilt and his vital need for redemption are always a part of his life as he is growing up. His journey of redemption is both a mental and physical one, including him going back to Kabul, the city of his childhood, to rescue Sohrab, thus redeeming himself for not helping Hassan during
In The Kite Runner, the constant political turmoil and shift in laws has a profound effect on the Afghan people. At the start of The Kite Runner, the 1960s-70s, the environment appears quite western and calm, at least for Amir. He visits the movie theatre, the market, and children can roam freely in the streets with no immediate danger. Women were free to move around the country, and people expressed their