Challenges In The Kite Runner

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In life, we all have challenges but it is how we endure them which makes us who we are. In the book the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini, we hear the heart wrenching story of Amir and his old friend Hassan. We see Hassan experience something no child should ever experience and Amir fight himself over gaining the respect of his father and as a result not stepping in to assist Hassan in his time of need. This book by Khaled Hosseini is a book about challenge and endurance as in life we all have challenges and Khaled Hosseini wants to show a story from perspective of a man facing a challenge and how he is enduring it us a. This is shown when he trying to gain his father’s approval, the regret from not helping Hassan and adopting a new child and…show more content…
This is shown in this quote, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba.” This quote means he allowed the rape to happen as he sought the kite, which he believed would prove to Baba that he was a winner, earning him Baba’s love and approval. We see in this quote shows a personal issue he needs to face and Khalid Hosseini in this quote uses symbolism to show that Hassan was a lamb that he need to slay to win over Baba. This displays challenge and endurance as this is what he had to let his best friend be in pain because that was the price to be approved from his father and as a result he gained lifetime of regret and…show more content…
This influences Amir to adopt Hassan’s son in an effort to right his wrongs and try to gain redemption. This is challenging for Amir as Sohrab didn’t talk and struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts which lead to him attempting to take his own life. His depression stemmed from watching his parents die and the torture inflicted upon him by Assef, who Amir describes as a sociopath, this is a public challenge faced by both Sohrab and Amir has they try to make his life better and help him endure this tough time in his life. This is shown with this line in the book, ‘"Because " he said, gasping and hitching between sobs, "because I don't want them to see me...I'm so dirty." He sucked in his breath and let it out in a long, wheezy cry. "I'm so dirty and full of sin."’ This quote indicates that Sohrab thinks less of his self after the pain and torture he experienced he faced at the hands of Assef. Khaled Hosseini used emotive language in this quote to show the pain and sadness Sohrab is facing and Amir is tiresomely helping him the strength to endure. Khaled Hosseini, it is providing the impression that Sohrab is facing a public challenge and with the use of the emotive language and in which we see that he is trying to show us that this book is about challenge
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