Symbols In The Kite Runner

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This book written in 2003 was written just after September 11,2001. It was so powerful and can definitely be related too. The book The Kite Runner is a very powerful story. It is a story about two boys in Afghanistan , Amir and Hassan. Amir is a Pashtun boy which means he is the majority in the country. Hassan is an Hazara boy which means he is a minority and are most likely servants to the Pashtuns. Hassan and his dad Ali are servants to Amir and Baba. Hassan and Amir are also best friends. In the winter, Hassan and Amir play in a kite running competition. After Amir and Hassan cut the last persons kite Hassan goes and runs for the kite for Amir. As Hassan is running for the kite he catches it then runs into Assef and his group of bullies. Assef then rapes Hassan and Amir sees it but does nothing. Ali knows something is…show more content…
The kite plays a big role in the novel. At first the kite symbolizes Amir 's connection with Baba. Baba was a champion kite flier and Amir wanted to be just like him so when Baba bought Amir his first kite he felt connected to Baba. When Hassan ran the kite for Amir and soon after got raped by Assef the kite soon became a symbol of Amir 's guilt. At the end of the novel, Amir buys a kite for Hassan 's son. This kite symbolized redemption and forgiveness. Amir forgave himself and no longer felt the guilt he was carrying around for so long.
Novels and books are part of our everyday lives. We can relate to them and even discover ourselves with them. My favorite book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In this book we get to see Amir and Hassan go through their childhood and Amir carry around guilt for a big portion of his life. We as humans can relate to this and also relate to his forgiveness for himself and redemption. Now I would like to end you with this quote by Amir, “My body was broken—just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later—but I felt healed. Healed at last. I laughed.”
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