Words In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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Words are a powerful tool to accurately portray the instances of world history. Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan writer, used words to represent an authentic portrait of Afghanistan through his book, The Kite Runner. He depicted Afghanistan’s history using the life of Amir, a Pashtun boy from an upper class family in Kabul. Amir grew up as a son of a wealthy and well-respected businessman that is referred to as Baba. Both Amir and Baba had to flee their homeland on March of 1981 due to the Soviet arrival in Afghanistan. Afghanistan, contrary to popular belief was once a flourishing and beautiful sovereign state, which was eventually destroyed when the Soviet troops entered the country. The USSR entered Afghanistan to help the government fight the foreign mercenaries. The war with the USSR led to tremendous…show more content…
The described acts of violence of the Taliban were not fictional events that Hosseini created but were rather based on complete truth. The women’s stoning (Hosseini 271) was not a scene that Hosseini invented. It was honest truth. Women were stoned to death in public for small crimes such as singing, according to the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. Hosseini used the ugly truth about Afghanistan to help the western people understand the hardships of life that the people endured under the Taliban rule. Hosseini also extremely keeps his bias to the side. He writes in The Kite Runner that the when Taliban came into power the people of Afghanistan were very pro-Taliban. This was due to the fact that Taliban offered them stability and peace. His honesty and clear portray of the Taliban rule of Afghanistan greatly helps the reader cerate a picture in their mind. Due to the events in the book and the laws of the Taliban that are identical, thus proving that Hosseini did draw an honest picture of Afghanistan in The Kite

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