Khaled Hosseini uses tells the story in “The Kite runner” through Amir. Amir’s narration in chapter 7 is told in an emotive way by the use of imagery and different tones that conveys not only his feelings but the overall atmosphere of the settings. Hosseini uses chapter 7 as the defining moment for the rest of the novel by including important scenes that impact both Amir’s and Hassan’s future relationship. He constantly puts his hidden messages towards the beginning to reflect the end of the chapter. The conversation between Amir and Hassan has Amir’s describing that moment to indicate the nature of his relationship with Hassan.
There is a significant advancement in the plot of the story in chapter seven. This chapter presents the peak of events in the storyline. In the first half of the book, the main characters are developed and the setting is introduced. The reader learns that Amir is looking for acceptance from his father, Baba, and that he believes by winning the Kite Running competition, Baba will finally be proud of him. After Amir has cut down the final kite, the only obstacle left is for Hassan to run and catch it.
How does Hosseini tell the story in chapter 7 of The Kite Runner? Chapter 7 of The Kite Runner is the start of Amir’s journey to redemption, in this chapter the horrifying event of Hassan’s rape is being referenced. Hosseini uses narrative techniques to help shape the meaning of this chapter and to contrast it to the chapters to come later on in the book. In the beginning of the chapter we are introduced to a dream Hassan had experienced a night before which is later contrasted with the ending of the chapter where Amir and Hassan experience an horrifying nightmare. Chapter 7 helps us(the readers) shape Amir’s character in more detail, “I kept/with the kite.” This shows us that Amir is paranoid about what Baba thinks of him as a person due to him listening to Rahim Khan’s and Baba’s conversation in the previous chapter.
The theme of mistaken identity is crucial in Chapter 7, from the first half of the Chapter where the prolonged discussion of who is driving which car creates a confused flurry of who is travelling with who; vital for the confusion after Myrtle’s death. Fitzgerald continues to use various images throughout this Chapter, filtered throughout structural points in order to tell the story in Chapter 7 effectively. Chapter 7 is a pivotal Chapter in The Great Gatsby novel because everyone’s life is turned upside down and the love and betrayal is revealed in every sense one could imagine. Throughout The Great Gatsby novel, Fitzgerald goes on to describe essential traits of human life and society in the 1920s America: However Chapter 7 really goes in depth and amplifies romantic love, genuine friendship, the importance of money, the significance of trustworthiness, and the worth of social classes through Nick Carraway’s views. Part of Gatsby’s American dream is fulfilled in Chapter 7 as he is reunited with Daisy; he no longer needs to throw his lavish parties simply to find some connection to her.
Chapter five of the Kite Runner begins with the sounds of gunfire, later Amir and Hassan are confronted by three bullies: Assef, Wali and Kamal - but Hassan scares them off. At the end of the chapter Baba arranges to have Hassan's cleft lip corrected. Hosseini introduces chapter five with the simile "Something roared like thunder." This, in conjunction with the use of short sentence length, creates pace within the opening; thus the novel in mention conforms to an Adventure/thriller sub-genre, as there is a build in tension among our main protagonists. Chapter five is also identified to be written in the first person narrative, more specifically the voice of Amir as an adult.
Early on, Amir strives to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes, primarily because his mother died giving birth to him, and he feels responsible. To redeem himself to Baba, Amir thinks he must win the kite-tournament and bring Baba the losing kite, both of which are inciting incidents that set the rest of the novel in motion. The more substantial part of Amir’s search for redemption, however, stems from his guilt regarding Hassan. That guilt drives the climactic events of the story, including Amir’s journey to Kabul to find Sohrab and his confrontation with Assef. The moral standard Amir must meet to earn his redemption is set early in the book, when Baba says that a boy who doesn’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.
Formal Writing- Kite Runner “There is way to be good again.” This remark of Rahim Khan suggested to Amir that he could make up for his past mistakes. This realistic novel highlights the tension between two ethnic groups the Pashtun and the Hazara living together in 1970’s Afghanistan. This is shown in the story through the two main characters and their childhood friendship as Pashtun and Hazara boys. A significant event in Kite Runner is the Assef’s violation of Hassan after the kite flying tournament. When Amir decided to run away from Assef’s attack on Hassan, it meant that he chose to protect himself rather than help his friend.
The answer floated to my conscious mind before I could thwart: He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” Kites in the novel have multiple layers of symbolism. One of these layers involves the class difference between Amir and Hassan, which largely dictates and limits their relationship. In kite fighting, one controls the kite while the other assists by feeding the string. Just as Hassan makes Amir's breakfast, folds his clothes, and cleans his room, so does he cater to Amir in kite tournaments. Even though Hassan shares in the excitement of kite fighting, he does not actually have control over the
The modern day novel and movie The Help shows many similarities that were portrayed in the classical novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Both The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird go into depth about the struggle humanity has been threw over the years. Although they both contain the same themes the way the authors create the situations and display the harsh reality of society’s make these two stories very different. During the depression prejudice was at its peak, with the Jim Crow laws and no rights for blacks it made it near impossible for the African American community to live a normal life. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the rape trail of Tom Robinson vs Mayella Ewell, an African American man accused of raping a white teenage girl was held in a bias court room of Maycomb County.
The Long Journey to Redemption The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Atonement by Ian McEwan Each Author goes into great depth about their protagonists' road to redemption; spinning tales of their protagonist's struggles growing up, all the while carrying with them the burden of guilt, and when at last grown up, each desperately seeking to atone for the sin they have committed against family and friend while living in a war-torn world. In his 2001 novel, The Kite Runner, the author Hosseini, draws a very clear picture of his protagonist and the story of betrayal and redemption set against the harsh circumstances of the 1970s-to-present day Afghanistan. Similarly, McEwan, author of Atonement, illustrates the life of his young protagonist, Briony, through her clever deception in an unkind and rigid England before and during the Second World War. The Kite Runner and Atonement share common features as in the authors' use of the protagonist's internal dialogue to signify their willingness to accept responsibility for their wrongdoing and their need to work toward atonement. Amir's admission of guilt and admission of the need to atone is revealed in his sombre reflection, “I knew it wasn’t just Rahim Khan on the line.