Throughout The Kite Runner Hosseini uses the awful things that happen to Amir, the surprising changes that Afghanistan suffers through and morbid diction to show the theme of negativity that drive the plot. Amir suffers through many hardships in his life and makes many mistakes along the way he becomes a better and stronger person. Hosseini describes and talks about the changes in Afghanistan along with the morbid style of diction to really show how negativity guides the
Tanmay Sikka Ms. Kanika Dang 10th October 2013 Exploring the theme of friendship and betrayal in The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) The Kite Runner is an inspiring story which shows how a lifelong friendship cannot be destroyed by an instance of betrayal; the betrayal may create temporary barriers between the friends but are outlived by the bond which amalgamates the friends even after death. Khaled Hosseini shows a liking to various different types of relationships and the formation and destruction of human bonds. Amir and Hassan have a deep bond of friendship and love, Hosseni states “Hassan and I fed from the same breasts. We took our first steps on the same lawn in the same yard. And , under the same roof we spoke our first words.
That is why redemption is a very important aspect of The Kite Runner. Amir finds himself seeking redemption with his father and with Hassan. Amir and his father don’t have the best relationship. At the beginning of the novel, Amir tells us that he understands why his father doesn’t like him. He says it is because Amir killed his wife during childbirth and now he resents him for it.
It is observed that Hosseini borrowed heavily from the real events of Kabul and used his imagination to give them a concrete shape in his novels The Kite Runner (2003) and A Thousand Splendid Suns occurred in Kabul. The publication of both the novels established Hosseini as a writer in world fiction as the reviews of the novels were very encouraging.
In The Kite Runner, the constant political turmoil and shift in laws has a profound effect on the Afghan people. At the start of The Kite Runner, the 1960s-70s, the environment appears quite western and calm, at least for Amir. He visits the movie theatre, the market, and children can roam freely in the streets with no immediate danger. Women were free to move around the country, and people expressed their
Assault, murder, war and battling are all present in The Kite Runner. These scenes are emotional and greatly violent. The novel is about Amir's encounters with these occasions. These rough scenes shape Amir's life. Brutal scenes in writing have significance, and the brutality of assault in The Kite Runner can be utilized as a case to demonstrate this.
In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles and guilt. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves or making up for their past actions. One of the central themes of the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is whether Amir truly redeemed himself for what he did. He has been living with the guilt from a unspeakable past childhood experience his whole life. He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him.
The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a famous novel that explores the devastating and painfully honest depiction of identity, betrayal, deception and atonement. This novel portrays the journey of a boy escaping from his haunted childhood while trying to seek redemption as an adult. Amir, the protagonist, has an overwhelming need to be punished and to be redeemed from his sin, so that he does not have to cope with this lingering guilt. Amir’s feeling of guilt and his vital need for redemption are always a part of his life as he is growing up. His journey of redemption is both a mental and physical one, including him going back to Kabul, the city of his childhood, to rescue Sohrab, thus redeeming himself for not helping Hassan during
Therefore I think Hassan knew he had let Amir know that he would always find a friend in Kabul. In doing that Hassan showed Amir that forgiving is important and never too late. The last character to influence Amir was Baba because he shaped Amir into the man he is. In the letter that Rahim Khan left for Amir when he arrived back in Pakistan in the hospital, he reads, “When he saw you , he saw himself.” (Pg.301) This quote suggest that Amir realizes that when Baba was hard on him it was because he wanted him to be a better man than Babe. In addition Baba felt like he needed Amir to be a good man and the only way was to be hard on him.
Baba’s favorite topics are politics, business, and soccer. On the other hand, Amir is weak, insecure, and timid. He likes to read and write stories instead of going outside and playing sports. Amir is not very close to his religion and culture like Baba is; the only piece of culture that Baba and Amir share a passion for is the kite flying tournament. Amir is hesitant and does not stand up for something even if he knows it is the right thing to do.