Hazara people Essays

  • How Does Hosseini Use Symbols In The Kite Runner

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    Afghanistan at the time had problems within their own country. One of the most important dilemmas was the ethnic differences between the Pashtuns and the Hazaras. Their ethnic differences tore them apart causing a great deal of discrimination and cruelty. Hosseini uses symbols, antithesis, and visual imagery to convey the unequal treatment of people in Afghanistan based on what ethnic group they belong to and their status. Antithesis is present when Baba and Ali are introduced into the book. Not only

  • Ethnic Conflicts In The Kite Runner

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    seeps into how people interact. This is never more the case than with the people of Afghanistan, where deep social and ethnic divides lead to conflict every day and large-scale attacks every couple of weeks. These conflicts usually occur between the majority Pashtuns and the minority Hazaras. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the effects of ethnic and cultural divisions on human interaction is examined through the ways Hassan and Amir, Assef and Hassan, the Taliban and the Hazaras, and Baba and

  • The Kite Runner Research Paper

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    there are two major Afghan ethnical populations depicted the Hazara and the Pashtun. The Hazaras was normally put down and insulted by the Pashtun. The Hazara have been persecuted throughout history and in the late 1900’s, Pashtun King Amir Abdul Rahman Khan ordered the killing of all Shias in central Afghanistan, leaving tens of thousands of Hazaras dead. Hassan experiences daily bullying on the count that he is a Hazara. The Hazara have gained many more freedoms today. Even though they have gained

  • The Honey Thief Literary Analysis

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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

  • Racism In The Kite Runner

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    friend for never being there for him everytime someone judged Hassan for being a Hazara or embarrassed to be his friend, not helping him the night Assef and his friends took Hassan’s dignity. This book is going to show you racism, a friendship that experiences devastating times, and a family bond that lasts forever even during extremely hard times. Racism is shown throughout the novel by showing how Pashtuns and Hazaras in Afghanistan did not get along. Pashtuns

  • Advantages Of The Kite Runner

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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

  • Comparing Amir And Hassan's Growing Up

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    with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins.” As a privileged boy, Amir was able to go to school, and be leisurely to enjoy his freedom. He hardly has to do any tedious work as Hassan completes his chores for him. Amir often relies on Baba or other people even in his older years because he was never able to build his independence when he was young. “ “What about me Baba? What am I supposed to do?” ” (p.g. 156) Whenever Amir makes decisions, one of the first thoughts is, ‘What will Baba think?’. This

  • Taliban Influence In The Kite Runner

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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

  • The Kite Runner Essay

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    Rational: This entry, is a letter entry where Baba writes a letter to Hassan’s mother, who is a Hazara. As we have seen throughout the book, Hazara’s are seen differently from the rest Afghan community and relationships with them are forbidden. Thus, by choosing to write this letter entry, some behind the scenes information of the situations and the relationships towards his son and Hassan’s Hazara mother will be explained. Furthermore, Hazara’s and Pashtun’s are a major part of this literature

  • How Does Amir Change In The Kite Runner

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    becomes more loving, happy, and caring. From an innocent passion of Kite Flying, takes a drastic turn of events to betrayal and lying. At first, we are introduced to the self–centered, greedy, and spoiled child, Amir, “What does he know, that illiterate Hazara? He’ll never be anything but a cook. How dare he citizen you?” (34). During the peaceful storytelling by an upcoming writer, Amir, he gets very irate when questioned by Hassan, illiterate, showing Amir’s true personality, self – centered, guilty and

  • Examples Of Division In The Kite Runner

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    divisions. This division is shown through the Class division of the Pashtuns and the Hazaras. Generation division, the generation in which Baba grew up and the generation in which Amir grew up in. Lastly, the Gender division of men and women being treated differently, for example, Soraya, and Khala. The division of classes is one of the main aspects that show Afghanistan's separation. The division signifies the way people are going to be treated throughout the novel and how they might influence others

  • Life In The Kite Runner

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    using kites to show dominance over each other. The rivalry is biggest between the two religious denominations, the Pashtun and the Hazaran. The novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini gives a striking example and walks you through the lives that the people in Afghanistan were living in the twentieth century through the main characters Hassan and Amir. Amir was from a well off Pashtun family, while Hassan was living the opposite following the Hazaran customs. Life in 1970’s Afghanistan was difficult

  • Kite Runner Themes

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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

  • Theme Of Betrayal In The Kite Runner

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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

  • Examples Of Dystopia In The Kite Runner

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    In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the state of dystopia is seen through the two communities, the Hazaras and the Pashtuns. The Pashtuns detested the Hazaras because they were poor and looked like Mongolians, who had previously captured them. The elite people like Amir, Assef and Baba kept trampling over the downtrodden Hazaras like Ali, Hassan and Sohrab. The Hazaras were powerless to autonomous thoughts and lived in a dehumanized state. There are a lot of dissimilarities between

  • Identity In The Kite Runner

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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

  • The Kite Runner Marwa Sadat

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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

  • Analysis Of The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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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

  • How Does Amir Create Tension In The Kite Runner

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    The Kite Runner is a brilliant book by Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the story of a Pashtun family and their Hazara servants. Amir, who is the narrator, witnesses an event that becomes a pivotal moment in his life that leaves him with a vast amount of guilt. After Ali and Hassan leave, Baba and Amir escape to America in hopes of having a better life. Amir is forced to grow up much faster, so he can take care of his father, and meets the daughter of General Taheri, Soraya; eventually they

  • Socio Economic Issues In The Kite Runner

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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