The Kite Runner, written by Khald Hosseine, is a fictional novel about a character named Amir, a boy who struggles with selfish tendencies. Throughout the novel, he overcomes these characteristics through many personal, tragic experiences. Amir is a dynamic character as he changes over time within the novel. As the story opens, Amir is a young boy who attends school and hangs out frequently with his friend, Hassan. He is a typical preteen who is worried only with his own desires.
A heartbreaking story of a boy named Amir who lived his young years in the midst of the rise of Taliban rule escapes to the United States to live in California. He soon learns that his past is unignorable. Trials and tribulation await him as he learns new attributes about himself and others through many events which teach him what he wants the most, “to be good again”. In his book, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini proves his thematic ideas that a friendship can transform as guilt becomes more prevalent in a person’s life as their history begins to affect them. While Amir was still a child at the beginning of the book, he had an unbroken friendship with Hassan, which ultimately becomes affected by Amir’s careless decisions.
In chapters 16-20 it mainly features Amir’s journey from America back to his homeland to atone for his sins. In chapter 16, Rahim Khan is having a conversation with Amir about the past an updating Amir on what has happened. Rahim said he promised Baba he would take care of his house but since he got arthritis he has been having troubles. After hearing about Baba’s death, Rahim felt lonely so he went to find Hassan in a village named Bamiyan.
ESSAY Many times I’ve thought about what’s important in a friendship, what lays the groundwork of a friendship? , what really keeps a friendship proceed for a long time?. I decided that Loyalty is a significant quality in a friendship because without it everything else will suffer in a friendship. Loyalty holds a friendship together, it grows the friendship and makes it stronger.
This is after Hassan has left the orphanage Sohrab was presumed to be, after the killing of a couple accused of adultery, where he is now at a meeting with a Talib official that he finds to be Assef, the man who raped Hassan. Amir is badly beaten when Sohrab takes out his slingshot and shoots Assef in the eye. Amir and Sohrab leave together and Amir wakes up in the hospital. This quote shows the peace that comes over Amir while he is being beaten by Assef. He finally feels like he is redeeming himself and sees himself standing up for Sohrab as also standing up for Hassan the night he was raped.
In the novel The Kite Runner we often see a connection between past and future events. The thing with the past always being there is the things you’ve done in the past that haven’t been atoned for come back to bite you in the butt. It also shows how history seems to repeat itself. The same themes that are around when Amir and Hassan are playing as children are around when Amir is called to go back to Afghanistan to “be good again” by Rahim Khan . Amir as a child is very selfish he’s stuck between knowing in his heart that he and Hassan have a close relationship and wanting to deny it because he is Pashtun while Hassan is Hazara.
This year in college english I have read a total of 3 books this semester. All of them have very different storylines also they all had their own themes and some of them even share the same things from 1984 to Looking for Alaska and The Kite Runner they all were very good books with their own themes. The main message or theme in 1984 that I think George Orwell was saying was about totalitaristic societies and how bad they can be. The setting in 1984 was in a totalitaristic society in Oceania, the whole book is about Winston and his life in this society, there are many examples of the totalitarianism government throughout the book.
When two people are desperate for “interaction”, they might have a liking for each other. This is especially true if these people are acquainted with each other. This is what could happen between Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Lee Fiora from Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld if they knew each other. As said by The Washington Post, “Holden Caulfield would love this heroine.” Holden would undoubtedly “love” Lee because of his and Lee’s neediness for sex.
In J.D Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield portrays the role of a teenage boy that struggles to come in terms with the reality of growing up. As he goes around New York searching for the answers to his problems, he encounters various people that either add to his struggles or help him. It is seen, though, that most of those he encounters add to his complexity with the adult world. This aids him in alienating himself to protect what childhood innocence he has left. Out of those he meets, the ones that had him distance himself most are Sally Hayes, a girl that Holden dates from time to time, and Mr. Antolini, one of Holden’s former teachers.
In the book, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the author used literary devices to develop a theme that emphasizes a topic of importance to modern society. Throughout Kite Runner, Hosseini exhibits themes of social class and relationships between the character of this book. Hosseini displays these themes by developing the characters of Amir and Hassan as practically brothers yet the morals of the two are completely different from each other. Hence, why this theme reflects the insight of everyday relationships between modern day people in society.