This book was written to share a glimpse of the ‘true’ Afghanistan to the readers, and to inspire people with a heartfelt story of brotherhood. I believe that the author’s background and personal bias influenced the story. For example, despite the dangers Hosseini had always wanted to return to his home country. In the book, he portrays Afghanistan as a dangerous place, yet an area filled with special memories. Hosseini comes from an affluent family, hence he put in some of his own experiences and outlook of being ‘rich’ into the book.
Life becomes dangerous. Amir and Baba flee Afghanistan, to avoid certain peril. In the next ten years, Soviets gain more and more control, and maintain an extremely strong influence up until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Amir’s encounters with Soviet soldiers showed him some things he had never seen, which shocked him, and even though he disapproved, he tried to convince Baba to not stand up for people. He changes when he comes back to Afghanistan
At a time when the Cold War was a threat, the Soviet Union decided to do something that would make this tension greater. They decided to siege West Berlin, blocking off everyone inside from essential resources. The Allied Nations decided to take a stand against the Soviet Union and created what is known as the Berlin Airlift. With the people inside West Berlin starving and being dehydrated, the Berlin Airlift was successfully able to give food and other necessary supplies to the people inside. World War II had just ended and Germany had lost the fight.
The Best Ways To Respond To Conflict The best ways to respond to conflict is to talk it out, and take time to think about it. Conflict is a serious disagreement between two or more sides. In “The Diary of Anne Frank” she responded to conflict by, staying in hiding while being positive and believing that everything will be okay. In “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat”, Winston Churchill responded to conflict by keeping his country and himself confident and fighting for what he believed in. “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” are similar because, Anne Frank and Winston Churchill both were happy about how they had faith in escaping the torture Germans put them threw.
Therefore I think Hassan knew he had let Amir know that he would always find a friend in Kabul. In doing that Hassan showed Amir that forgiving is important and never too late. The last character to influence Amir was Baba because he shaped Amir into the man he is. In the letter that Rahim Khan left for Amir when he arrived back in Pakistan in the hospital, he reads, “When he saw you , he saw himself.” (Pg.301) This quote suggest that Amir realizes that when Baba was hard on him it was because he wanted him to be a better man than Babe. In addition Baba felt like he needed Amir to be a good man and the only way was to be hard on him.
She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying. Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it!
Throughout life, the choices that are made ultimately lead to the punishments and consequences that arise with those choices. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there were numerous respectable, thoughtful and wise decisions made, however, with this in mind, the novel also presented some undesirable and immoral choices. Choices made without consideration of the effect they will have on others can at times define your true intentions and loyalty as a person. Being brave enough to admit fault and staying true to one’s self and your beliefs and morals is key feeling peace of mind. Clearing your conscience from all mistakes, and being accountable for them in order to feel fulfillment and goodness is part of being human as is erring in judgments.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, tells the story of a boy named Amir and his story and journey throughout his life. In Afghanistan there are two major ethnic groups. These two ethnic groups are very different. The Pashtuns are the upper class and the Hazaras were much lower than them. Most Hazaras worked for Pashtuns, in this case, Amir is a Pashtun and Hassan is a Hazara that works for him and his father.
Kite Runner The author of the Kite Runner is Khaled Hoesseini. He was born in 1965 in Afghanistan and then moved to America. Whilst living in America, he published novels one of which is the Kite Runner. The Kite Runner novel is a novel which depicted the Afghanistan condition from fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan trough the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime (Kurilah, 2009) The first word that the writer begins with is ‘winter’. The position of this word to stand on its own line shows the power that has been given to this word.
In his debut novel ´The Kite Runner´ Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan, seems to want to remind us readers around the world that the Afghanistan that we see on the news is not a true portrayal of the culture rich country. The novel follows the life of Amir, an upper-class Afghan who grew up in Afghanistan and who later moved to the United States during the Soviet invasion. Although the narrator and protagonist of the novel, Amir´s life is not the sole aspect of the novel but instead it is his relationship with his servant Hassan and the consequences of that which leads the narrative and the plot. We are shown how Amir and Hassan grew up as the best of friends almost as brothers who “fed from the same breast” (Hosseini, 2005, p.11). Yet during the kite running competition which is the highlight of every Afghan child’s winter, Amir´s happiness of winning the competition is overshadowed by the fact that Hassan gets raped.