Inequality In The Kite Runner

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Amir and Hassan represent a clear division in Afghanistan Social classes have been present in society for a long time since there are humans in the world, making divisions among people in arbitrary ways. One of those social features that marks this distinctions is the economy aspect, like if you have more money you are more important, and in the other hand if you are poor you also are less important than other. This is also present in the Khaled Hosseini´s ‘’The Kite Runner’’, a novel that among other things, shows the division between two ethnicities in Afghanistan: Pashtuns and Hazaras. To explain this division in a deeper way, we can describe the way both of them live. In particular, Pashtuns, represented by Amir and his father Baba, live in mansions with big gardens and different rooms, including a smoking one were Baba talks with friends, also a place where, according to Amir, 30 people can easily sit. On the contrary, Hazara’s family, personified by Ali and his son Hassan live ‘’on the south end of the garden, in the shadows of a loquat tree’’ in…show more content…
Although this is real, they are the minority and in reality the only thing that counts is the opinion of the greatest number of people. Also, you can say that there is not a clear division in the Afghan society, because Amir and Hassan are friends, but is this real? Do both children feel right with this friendship? The answer is no. According to Amir in page 25: ‘’the curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either (…) because history isn’t easy to overcome. Neither is religion. In the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was a Sunni Muslim and he was a Shi’a, and nothing was ever to change that.
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