Summary Of Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner'

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Balakrishnan 1 Arunima Balakrishnan Ms. Kanika Dang English Thesis Paper 31st October, 2015 WRITING STYLE OF KHALED HOSSEINI’S “THE KITE RUNNER” Some stories can affect people emotionally, but once in a while a story written by Khaled Hosseini can call a person to escape to it. The Kite Runner is an enchanting story with masterful use of settings and sensational characters that engages readers and can move them to experience life in a deeper way. The novel describes the transformation of a peaceful pre-war Afghanistan to an oppressive and inhuman war-torn country. Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” gives an insight to the readers about war-torn Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in…show more content…
This book is not a difficult read, an elementary student could read it, but the issue of the plot is what makes this novel so serious. For example, when “Blood and something else, something white and gel-like” (313) is described to extrude from Assef’s eye, a seemingly graphic scene is made moderately gruesome. Evidently, no complex vocabulary or literary devices are used. Also observed is the fact that Hosseini tends to frequent the use of flashbacks. These flashbacks often occur at epiphenous moments in Amir’s life. Most of Amir’s critical decisions are made when there is a past reference to accompany it. This is the case when Amir recalled the time he had “pelted Hassan with pomegranates and tried to provoke him” (311). Immediately after this memory, he decided that being assaulted by Assef made Amir feel “Healed at last” (312). From a subjective point of view, most of the readers feel that Hosseini exaggerates the use of…show more content…
While growing up, they become as close as brothers and while Amir looks up to his father, Hassan looks up to Amir. During a local kite flying contest which Amir wins, Hassan runs to catch the kite for Amir, a prized possession for the winner. An incident takes place which is later to have immense bearing on the lives of everyone related. Amir and Hassan drift apart and a few years later Amir and his father move to America to start life anew. Years later, Amir, a successful writer now, is called back to Pakistan by his father’s friend who reveals to him a secret that would send him searching for a little boy through Taliban-infested
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