Structure Of The Kite Runner

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In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the plot is constructed in a circular structure. The structure of the novel emphasizes how big events can drastically change someone’s life; in addition Hosseini characterizes Amir in a morally ambiguous way, displaying how Amir matures as a person but fail to learn how to stand up for himself. allowing a person like Amir to redeem himself and in many ways fail to learn from his past mistakes. This circular structure of the story provides Amir an opportunity to redeem himself from the selfish and cruel ways he treats Hassan as a child. The structure also highlights the parallels between Amir’s friendship with Hassan as a child and Sohrab. and Hassan’s childhood friendship to the relationship between Amir and Sohrab. As a child, Amir struggles with the internal conflict of treating Hassan as either an equal or as an inferior. HeAmir is ashamed and embarrassed to associate with someone in a lower class due to religious pressures placed upon him. Despite how they grow up like brothers, in public, Amir does not associated them being together pretends the two are not friends stating “[Hassan] is not my friend!- He’s my servant!”(Hosseini 41). AlthoughDespite there is a lot ofthe internal conflict between the two boys, Amir and Hassan continue to play with each other often. The last time they flew kites together Hassan turns to Amir and says “for you a thousand times over” (67), as seen throughout the novel Amir is haunted from

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