The Kite Runner Power Analysis

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When children grow up to be adults, people may not realize that they have more and more power as well as weakness. Some people would use the power for good, some of them would use the power in evil. Those power are likely to change people who they are, therefore, they lost themselves eventually. However, the power that given to them should be used in a proper way in order to achieve righteousness and morality. In the novel “The Kite Runner”, the characters of Amir, Hassan, Assef, Soharb, Soraya, General Sahib Taheri and Baba show how the power change their life and who truly they are.
Adults have more power than the children have, however, it should not be the excuse that hide the truth from their kids. Parents choose to tell little white lies to their kids,
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Amir has the power of literacy over Hassan, Amir said “Hassan absently plucked blades grass from the ground as I read him stories he couldn’t read for himself.” (28) But he uses the power to control and mock Hassan instead of teaching or sharing with Hassan, “when we came across a big word that he didn’t know, I’d tease him his ignorance.” (28) This causes the gap increased between Amir and Hassan, and they seem to be in two different worlds as a result the friendship broken. In contrast, Soraya wants to be a teacher that spreads her love and kindness to people by using her power of literacy for good, “within a year, Ziba could read children’s book” and “I was so proud of her and I felt I’d done something really worth it.” (151) In the same way, when Hassan learns how to write or read, he teaches his son, which helps the next generation to avoid being an illiterate. Hassan and Soraya use the power of literacy in a proper way, while Amir uses it in evil. Therefore, those characters show different ways of using the power of literacy which cause different results of their
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