The Kite Runner Analysis

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The Kite Runner, a story of an unexpected friendship between a wealthy boy and his servant, is written by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini was born on March 4, 1965, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the age of 11, his family was relocated to Paris by the Foreign Ministry. By 1980, Hosseini’s family was granted permission to move back to Afghanistan, however because of the invasion of the Soviet army and a communist coup, they never returned to their hometown. Instead they immigrated to San Diego, USA, where Hosseini obtained a medical degree in the University of California San Diego. He is now a full time author, and owns a nonprofit organization called The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. He has published three other books, all which is based on his hometown, Kabul, Afghanistan. The Kite Runner is a fictitious novel that tells a tale of a rare friendship between two boys, Amir and Hassan, and the price of betrayal. This book was written to share a glimpse of the ‘true’ Afghanistan to the readers, and to inspire people with a heartfelt story of brotherhood.
I believe that the author’s background and personal bias influenced the story. For example, despite the dangers Hosseini had always wanted to return to his home country. In the book, he portrays Afghanistan as a dangerous place, yet an area filled with special memories. Hosseini comes from an affluent family, hence he put in some of his own experiences and outlook of being ‘rich’ into the book. When he was young, he taught a Hazara man
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