The Kite Runner Quote Analysis Essay

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The Kite Runner – Quotation Analysis Quotation Context Significance 1 “[….] It’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini, 1) This line is spoken by Amir to the readers after receiving a call from his father’s close friend named Rahim Khan from Afghanistan. At this moment. Amir is in San Francisco and is thirty-eight years old. This quotation contains a foreshadowing that connects back to one of the major conflicts in this novel, which is person versus themselves. Amir sees Hassan getting raped in a deserted alley but does not try to do anything to stop it, instead, he runs away. Therefore, he cannot…show more content…
[….] I understood the nature of my new curse: I wasn’t going to get away with it. I thought about Hassan’s dream [….] There is no monster, he’d said, just water [….] There was a monster in the lake [….] [It was me].” ( Hosseini, 91) This line is spoken by Amir to the readers when he self-realizes the consequences, he is going to face due to his betrayal towards Hassan. This quotation is relevant because this is the beginning of Amir’s conflict with himself. A few days after Hassan’s sexual assault, Amir realizes the foreshadowing of Hassan’s dream and believes that he is similar to the monster from Hassan’s dream. This is because Amir is the main reason Hassan got raped and if he had got someone’s help to rescue him, then Hassan would have never been assaulted in the first place. However, Amir’s selfish ambition of proving his worth to this dad resisted his urge to try to help Hassan as he wants to able to take the kite home safely. Moreover, Amir presumes that his betrayal towards Hassan is like a curse in his life since he will not be able to forgive himself for this deception or free himself from the guilt that has taken over his
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