Kite Runner Compare And Contrast Essay

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We are born into circumstances that define who we become. People develop different mindsets depending on where they grow up. Politics, economy, relationships, culture, and point-of-view are all factors in supporting this theory. Examples portrayed in the stories from Outliers, The Things They Carried, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Kite Runner all illustrate the idea of success. Each author strategically develops their sense of perception through the use of rhetorical devices. The circumstances people face in their youth challenge them to overcome societal views.
Financial structures in which people are raised will determine their advantage or disadvantage in society. As a child one’s image is based on their parents’ success or failure.
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People born in Afghanistan during the time of war will develop a different perspective than that of someone born in America. The character Amir in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini exemplifies this understanding of perspective. Amir reflects on his life after moving to America: “America was different. America was a river, roaring along, unmindful of the past. I could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins” (Hosseini, 11). Hosseini makes a metaphorical connection to America and a river. Coming from Afghanistan puts Amir in a state of reflection and appreciation. Life in America was where Amir had dreamed of living. It was easy there and full of opportunity. Moving to America was Amir’s attempt to overcome the difficulties he and his family faced in Afghanistan. He was attempting to forget his past of war and unfortunate occurrences, defined as “sins”, back in Afghanistan. People can forget the memory of their past, but what stays with them forever is their feelings. Although moving to America allows Amir to feel at ease, he will never forget the feeling of fear and guilt that was instilled in his young mind. In order to overcome circumstances people are born into they must reflect on their past, because, in a sense, one’s past decides their

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