The Kite Runner Motifs Analysis

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Khaled Hosseini was a marvellous writer. Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with more than ten million copies of The Kite Runner sold in the United States, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. The kite runner tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love. Other than that, we can see that this book conveys different motifs in every detail of the plot. Motif is a dominant or recurring idea in an artistic work. There are a range of motif that can show the major idea of this book. This essay will provide information about several motifs that hidden in The Kite Runner. There are three main motifs in The Kite Runner which…show more content…
Hassan is the most loyal person in this book. He does not change from the beginning of the chapter until he died. “If you make a move, they’ll have to change your nickname from Assef ‘the Ear Eater’ to ‘One-Eyed Assef’.” (Hosseini, 46) Hassan said this when Assef is trying to hurt Amir. Therefore, Hassan had pulled the wide elastic band from the slingshot with a rock size of a walnut. He wish that he can use the slingshot to scare away Assef to protect Amir. Hassan did this does not show he was a brave person. “I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under that calm voice.” (Hosseini, 46) He was scared at the time. Yet he can do anything for Amir as long as protect Amir from not getting any hurt. “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him. I ran it fairly. This is his kite.” (Hosseini, 79) When Assef wanted Hassan to give the kite to him, but Hassan rather been bullied by Assef also don’t want to give the kite to him just because the kite is belongs to Amir. “Hassan’s reply was a single word, delivered in a thin, raspy voice: ‘Yes’.” (Hosseini, 114) Hassan admit that he had stolen the watch and the cash when Baba ask about it. Although Hassan did not stolen that and it was Amir blame to Hassan. Hassan know if he doesn’t admit, then Amir would be the accused. Amir would have to explain and be revealed for what he really was. Thus, Hassan is a perfect servant, he is loyal to his master Amir and protect him during whenever

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