The Kite Runner Analysis

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The Kite Runner is the first historical fiction drama by an Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, which was published on the 9th of May 2013. The kite runner is an international bestseller which has been translated into 40 languages and it has sold 8 million copies worldwide. In 2006 the Kite Runner was voted to the reading yearbook Booklist for reflecting and emphasizing the unequal status of an Afghan in the novel. Kite running is one of the national sports in Afghanistan, and most of the people play this sport during their childhood. Even some of the elderly people still enjoy doing or watching it. However The kite runner refers to the lives of two boys Amir and Hassan whose friendship was ended as a result of a pursuit of betrayal during a kite running tournament. In the Kite Runner, author tells an emotional, passionate, touching story about these boys, who are from two different classes of the Afghan society. Indeed Amir is the son of a diplomat in the 1970s in Kabul, while Hassan and his dad are Amir’s servants in their house. Speaking of different classes in Afghan society “Pashtun” is the majority ethnic group in Afghanistan. The Pashtun people think they purely belong to Afghanistan. On other hand “Hazara” people are the minority ethnic group that Pashtun people think they are refugees from Mongolia. Ethnicity intertwine due to these thoughts in the Afghan society. Moreover, in The Kite Runner novel, the two main characters Hassan and Amir grew up together and

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