Refugees In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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Thesis: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, acknowledges the physical, psychological, emotional, and cultural tolls on forced border crossing in order to fit in and survive.
TS: Sometimes, refugees who flee to bordering countries are treated badly and ignored, and at times they feel they have no better option than to move back to their war torn country.
FB: After fleeing, some refugees feel like they have a better chance at survival going back home than staying where they fled to.
ES1: Being a refugee can be very hard, and at times teens feel like they are hindering their family and that they will be able to make money other ways back in their native country “Teenage girls are sometimes lured into prostitution and teenage boys are lured back
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SB: There are also times when people do not want to go back but they must in order to protect or provide for their family.
ES1: Khaled Hosseini (2015) writes in his magazine article about how the Taliban was forcing men into fighting by abusing their mothers how one mother makes a decision “so I left everything I had” (p. 61) she had lived with her sons her entire life but was forced to leave because she did not want to be the reason her sons had to fight.
ES2: After a whole night of no sleep, Hassan and Farzana decide to uproot their comfortable life with their home and friends in a village where they are loved to come take care of Baba’s old house with Rahim Khan because he is getting to old to do it on his own “We’ll go with you. We’ll help you take care of the house” (Hosseini, 2003, p. 207).
TB: When seeking refuge in a foreign country no being treated equal can be the worst thing to these refugees.
ES1: Giovanni (2014) interviewed a refugee when she asked about being discriminated or bullied he responded “I was not bullied but worse: I was ignored” (p.

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