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    thinking about the people who meant the world to him. The life he had before the incident of 1975 was one filled with joy instead of constant worry. The event that changed

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    is affected by the Taliban Laws, The Mistreatment of Hazaras and The Mistreatment of women. The Taliban Laws was forced on women and men. Taliban women were forced to live under the Taliban’s laws and restrictions. Some of the laws are women can’t be treated by male doctors, can’t talk loudly and they can’t be seen outside their house. Men and women can’t listen to music, order people to change their names to Islamic ones, forced

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    lead to violence in the country (Poolos, 2001). Amir was a Pashtun and Hassan a Hazara. This social ethnicity difference between Amir and Hassan underlines the theme of betrayal and redemption in the novel. Betrayal is featured as an important theme in the novel. The first instance of betrayal is observed in Amir and Hassan. According to Ahang, during those times, Afghanistan was dominated by Pashtoons, where Hazaras were deprived of owning real estates, land and social rights and were treated with

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    society, when he is in public, he does not hesitate to label Hassan as his Hazara servant. Amir’s ultimate act of betrayal towards Hassan is shown when he places his watch and money under Hassan’s mattress, making it appear as if Hassan stole from him, in order

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    however it’s in Hazara nature to seek forgiveness. Throughout the book, The Honey Thief, forgiveness is displayed as a main theme and for good reason. The Hazara people have a long history of oppression and violence against them. Yet instead of running and hiding for their attackers, the Hazara people fight when they need to fight and not a moment more. The stories encased by the book are stories of wild adventures based on one thing, forgiveness, but while the Hazara people forgive they don’t

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    In a stratified society, to be poor is sin; to be powerless again is a sin. Hassan, an ethnic Hazara, is an embodiment of these sins. In fact, for Hassan to be sinless is a sin. An expatriate in his own motherland, a child of an illegal affair, in innocent, guileless and guiltless Hassan is a devotee performing all his duties to serve his master

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    In The Kite Runner during the twentieth century, there is a great divide between the muslim citizens of Kabul. The Hazaras are considered inferior to the respectable majority of Pashtuns. Hazaras are persecuted and oppressed, simply because they are Shi’a muslims and Pashtuns are Sunni muslims. Throughout the novel, Hazaras are called various derogatory names such as “[...] mice eating, flat-nosed, load-carrying donkeys.” (Hosseini 10) Because of his cultural background

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    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. In this society it is very difficult to find your true identity, a lot of factors come into play, whether it is people or events that you encounter. Due to the large difference in both Pashtuns and Hazaras, the idea of power plays a strong role. People with power end up abusing it, which leads to

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    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini tells a coming-of-age tale of two boys, Amir and Hassan. Amir, a Pashtun, yearns for his censorious father’s fondness, and undergoes both friendship and jealousy toward servant Hassan, a Hazara. “Hassan and I fed from the same breasts. We took our first steps on the same lawn in the same yard. And, under the same roof, we spoke our first words.”(Chapter 2, pg. 11) There’s an initial intimacy between Amir and Hassan. Later in the novel, we find out that the two boys

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    between people and that affects how one is loyal to another. The first emerging theme comes out when Hassan is being assaulted and Amir does nothing to stop it. He justifies this action by saying, “He was just a Hazara, wasn 't he?"(77). The way that Hazaras are treated or thought of by Pashtuns have affected how the children, like Amir, who are around the conflict are brought up and how they think of others who are different or in this case Hazaras. He lets what others think of Hazaras

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    The novella “The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini is about a character named Amir sharing his story to the world, the story of Afghanistan. However, the author had written this book because he had experienced and felt everything Amir had in this novel at a point in his life. Khaled Hosseini had also depicted the involvement of the cultural and social setting, through his writing. The writer saw himself as Amir and revealed his childhood of dreams in Afghanistan. “The Kite Runner”, is known as the

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    socioeconomic status and race relations, play a vital role in the key to forgiveness. People lower in the hierarchy pyramid tend to forgive those who are superior easily. The enslavement of Hazaras leads to the mindset that they do not deserve human decency and respect. This prevents them from growing financially and breaking the binds of their past, placing them at the bottom of the hierarchy. This is exemplified by Hazaras only being referred to as servants. Khaled Hosseini communicates the idea that

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    For the boy? For the boy.” (Hosseini 280). This shows Amir’s character changing from a selfish to altruistic. Like the rest of Afghanistan, the field is also destroyed, it’s all mud. During the halftime of the game a group of talibans bring two people in a red truck and bury them up to their chest. A man comes out and recites a few verses from the Holy Quran. The Taliban then proceed to throw stones

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    Throughout the novel, it is also reasonable to believe that masculinity in a man and as a husband is very important in Afghanistan, as Amir describes and looks up to his father's manhood and brotherhood with the people in his life. As Amir craves attention and acceptance from his father, it is easy to see the longing for a father to son nourishment and because Baba does not give Amir the honor and love he longs for, Amir takes it out on Hassan which Baba finds very

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    The theme of second chance is reoccuring whether it be a second chance to be a mother, a second chance to be a friend, or a second chance to be a brother. We see many people trying to fix their wrongs. Amir, Hassan, and Sanaubar are just a few of these examples. Hosseini’s main way of showing these second chances is through mirror images. Most major parts have another parts similar, but different scenarios. Hassan protects the kite for Amir, then the house for Baba because he is loyal even when Amir

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    Khaled Hosseini: Afghanistan’s Pride When people think about Afghanistan, war, violence, and destruction usually come to mind, but there are Afghan citizens who still have hope in their country. Influential author Khaled Hosseini, who is endeared and respected by readers all over the world, portrays the destruction in Afghanistan through his own eyes in his novels. A true humanitarian, Hosseini is a man of the people, raising awareness for Afghanistan, working as a doctor, and being an active goodwill

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    are expressed when life throws in a conflict. Some people do not know how to react so instead of speaking out they run away from the problem; even if losing a close friend is at risk. In the book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses numerous literary elements to support the theme. He uses characterization, conflict, symbolism, and flashback. These literary elements used by Hosseini help to prove that the relationship between two people can be built up by life’s conflicts along with the

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    Character Identities in A Complicated Kindness and The Kite Runner Miriam Toews ' A Complicated Kindness and Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner grapples with the complexities of the human identity and how it can be affected by one 's environment. The author of each novel emphasizes the background of the central characters of Naomi and Amir to enhance the audience 's understanding of the two; highlight the development of their identity and how it affects their actions through the various conflicts

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    developing the characters of Amir and Hassan as practically brothers yet the morals of the two are completely different from each other. Hence, why this theme reflects the insight of everyday relationships between modern day people in society. Amir the Pashtun and Hassan the Hazara were different sides of the same coin. What made them different from each other is the difference of social class. Pashtuns were the affluent ethnic in Afghanistan

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    Kite Runner Literary Analysis Essay Life does not always make it easy for people. It sure did not go easy on Amir and his family. His family dealt with death, secret affairs, betrayal just to name a few. In the Kite runner many awful event happened throughout the book that together made the book very morbid and negative. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the awful event that Amir suffers through that change him, the change in Afghanistan from when Amir leave and then return and the morbid style

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