I think these will do me a great favor to my graduation thesis, though I have not finished the whole picture yet. First one is something about the social background. As an historical novel, telling about the story of the pre-Russian invasion and pre-Taliban rule of Afghanistan, The Kite Runner paints a realistic portrait of a country about which most readers probably know very little and think of it as a country that is full of terrorist, weapons and attack. Although it is a fictive story, the representation of the political, social, and cultural systems of this Middle Eastern country provides a different picture to the contemporary stereotype about Afghanistan, which is primarily regarded as the home to terrorists. There is no doubt that the function is profound.
Throughout society, the world has witnessed many countries flourish and many countries crumble under multiple variations of circumstances. Afghanistan is a prime example of a country that has experienced times of good fortune but also times of high-risk conditions. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, we are presented with a country named Afghanistan whose people are in a ceaseless turmoil. With The Kite Runner introducing us to Afghanistan, we are exposed to the Afghan culture, and its people who constantly live under turmoil. The countries turmoil is demonstrated through the constant fear implicated within the innocent minds of the countries citizens, the rise of different political powers through turmoil, and the through Afghanistan and the impoverish living conditions caused by war.
Have you ever been involved in a family conflict that was difficult to overcome? In The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini, Amir wishes to gain his father 's attention, recognition, and approval. “It 's important in the beginning of the novel -- as the protagonist feels neglected by his father -- and it becomes important again at the end, in an interesting way” (Singh par. 8). Baba is a wealthy man in Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner has three main parts to the story, it begins with Amir, a man who lives in California who refers back to his childhood memories in Kabul, Afghanistan. These memories affect him and mold him into the man he is. Amir as a child lived in Kabul with his father Baba, who Amir had a troubled relationship with. He had two servants Ali and his son Hassan. The relationship between them is more of a family rather that of servants.
Afghanistan was a war zone but the author of the book, Khaled Hosseini showed to his readers that the country is not just a place of chaos and devastation. It is also a place of friendship, love, courage and joy as he chose it to become the setting of his prominent novel, “The Kite Runner”. Hosseini 's written work finds an awesome harmony between being concise but then capable, and is the story itself splendidly built, as well as investigates the very specialty of creative writing. The most fascinating thing about the novel is its feeling of destiny and equity, of good overcoming bad at last, regardless of all chances. Hosseine opened the eyes of the Western people about the personal struggle of the Afghan people during the war that devastated not only the country’s economy but the very soul of its people.
Effects of Political Turmoil on Culture in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Modern Afghanistan “War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace”(115) contradicts the Afghan mindset in The Kite Runner. Baba has a rare opinion among Afghan people. The Taliban fulfills a notorious reputation for actions that are indecent and rude. In The Kite Runner, the constant political turmoil and shift in laws has a profound effect on the Afghan people.
Theme of Betrayal and Redemption in ‘The Kite Runner’ Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ exhibits a complicated relationship between the central characters Amir and Hassan. They are being brought up in the same environment, however, driven by strong influence of dividing factors. The novel is set in accordance to real political and social events in Afghanistan in 1990s. There was law and order crisis, a political fall in Afghanistan, and the Taliban in 1994; comprising of Pashtuns came in as a cleansing force to establish law and impose Islam which later lead to violence in the country (Poolos, 2001). Amir was a Pashtun and Hassan a Hazara.
This book was written to share a glimpse of the ‘true’ Afghanistan to the readers, and to inspire people with a heartfelt story of brotherhood. I believe that the author’s background and personal bias influenced the story. For example, despite the dangers Hosseini had always wanted to return to his home country. In the book, he portrays Afghanistan as a dangerous place, yet an area filled with special memories. Hosseini comes from an affluent family, hence he put in some of his own experiences and outlook of being ‘rich’ into the book.
While Hassan, “the kite runner”, is being sexually violated, Amir observes without saying a word. This sets up redemption for Amir, who wants to be free of that sin. The theme of redemption is evident at the commencement of The Kite Runner and weaves its way through the character’s betrayals of each other and their efforts at redemption. Starting with a character who is not mentioned much in the book, Sanaubar is substantial to the theme of redemption. In order for Sanaubar to be redeemed she had to give her son, Hassan, a chance to meet and get to know his own mother.
Words are a powerful tool to accurately portray the instances of world history. Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan writer, used words to represent an authentic portrait of Afghanistan through his book, The Kite Runner. He depicted Afghanistan’s history using the life of Amir, a Pashtun boy from an upper class family in Kabul. Amir grew up as a son of a wealthy and well-respected businessman that is referred to as Baba. Both Amir and Baba had to flee their homeland on March of 1981 due to the Soviet arrival in Afghanistan.