Kite Runner Essay

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Kite Runner Essay As far as people can remember, storytelling has been everyone’s essential source of entertainment. Behind every story there is the important aspect that makes a story, a symbol. A symbol can be represented through various interpretations, commonly positive or negative in the novel. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini displays numerous types of symbols that can be interpreted to draw out both positive and negative characteristics of the characters in the novel. The symbols that help out the better understanding of the characters are the kite, a soccer ball and brass knuckles. In the novel the kite symbolizes the deception of Amir and Hassan’s friendship and the redemption for Amir. The kite is the bond between Amir and Hassan; it brings them together like brothers. For instance, when Assef and the two boys had Hassan trapped in the corner of an ally and demanded him to hand over the kite but Hassan responded with, “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him. I ran it fairly” (P.77) and later got raped. Despite the consequences that Hassan was going to go through he believed that risking his life to satisfy Amir was worth giving up for than disappointing him. Near the ending of the book, Amir tries to redeem the broken bond between him and Sohrab. Amir used the kite in order to gain redemption, he flew the kite and used it in a battle against a local kid and won with the help of Sohrab. Right after Amir offered to run catch the kite for Sohrab and repeated the same quote that Hassan had said once, “For you, a thousand times over” (P.391). The reader can assume that Amir has finally redeemed himself from his wrong doings in the past and a new beginning for Amir and Sohrab. To sum up, the kite has been used to symbolize the friendship of brothers and the redemption of a relationship. The pomegranate tree symbolises the friendship

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