An Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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THE KITE RUNNER, Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel, is one the bestselling novels of our time. The fact that it has sold over four million copies, only in the US, is a hint of how successful it is.
The first chapter of the book takes place in San Francisco, the year 2001. A man in his fifties sits in a café, reflecting upon his childhood in Kabul. He’s the narrator, so the book is written in first person perspective. The overall language is not sloppy and not strict; it’s mostly everyday language.
The story focuses on the relationship between two Afghan boys --- Amir, the novel’s narrator and the son of a respected Kabul businessman, and Hassan, the son of Ali, a servant in the household of Amir’s father. Hassan is as loyal as you can be to Amir, even thought Amir occasionally treats him bad. And when the districts bully, Assef, beats Amir to the ground, Hassan steps between them and take all
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In the book, redemption is so important because sin is lasting. A great quote from the book is “It 's wrong what they say about the past, I 've learned, about how you can bury it, because the past claws its way out.” It’s Amir who says this, referring to his betrayal of Hassan, and how he always is reminded by his…show more content…
It’s got everything that a book needs; friendship, betrayal, love and the power of forgiveness. The first part, about Amirs life in Kabol is, in my opinion, close to perfect. With just a sentence here and there, Hosseini manages to express the mood between the characters. And the way he describes the details -- the beauty of a winter morning in Kabul, the sights and smells of the marketplace and the thrill of the kite flying tournament -- is very capturing. On the negative side, I think the second part, isn’t as good as the first. I don’t know why, but it just not as capturing. But overall, the book is fantastic, and it’s no surprise that the book has become so
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