The Kite Runner Character Analysis Essay

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INTRODUCTION Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. He has published three novels, most notably his 2003 debut The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner is the story of Amir who struggles to find his place in the world. The novel shows how the complex relationships in Amir’s life overlap and connect to make him the character he is.The first impression that one gets about Amir is that of an ordinary young boy. But as the story develops, he emerges into a powerful persona arousing admiration and sympathy. Amir, the protagonist of the novel, was a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim.He had a privileged upbringing and grew up accustomed to having what he wanted. Luxury dripped from every corner of his palatial home. His mother died giving birth to him. Hewas a pampered child. Even the servants, Hassan and his father, Ali, took great care of Amir. All his faults or wrongdoings were…show more content…
He was extremely desperate to win Baba’s affections. He longed for his father’s love and care. Amir craved for Baba. Like any other child, he longed to spend time with his father: “I remember all the time he didn’t come home until after dark, all the times I ate dinner alone. I’d ask Ali where Baba was, when he was coming home, though I knew full well he was at the construction site, overlooking this, supervising that. Didn’t that take patience? I already hated all the kids he was building the orphanage for; sometimes I wished they’d all died along with their parents.”(17) Baba wanted his son Amir to be a sportsperson. He wanted him to be a “real” man who didn’t bury his face in books all the time. Baba was a die-hard soccer fan, but Amir hadn’t inherited a shred of his athletic talents. Finally, Baba accepted the hard reality that Amir was never going to either play or watch soccer. No matter how hard Amir tried, but he could not live up to the expectations of his father. Baba wanted to make Amir what he was

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