Amir wants to win the kite tournament, and surely he does. Amir is very happy he was victorious and this is an excellent time in his life that is filled with joy and happiness. But later in the book gears start to turn as there is a turn of events. Amir goes to Afghanistan once Hassan, Amir’s child hood friend, gets killed by the Taliban 40 years later, to pick up a boy named Sohrab. While going to pick up the boy he meets a man, who has the boy, whose name is Assef, Amir’s nemesis.
Life is about love, and love is about you. Love is a major theme in The Kite Runner. Throughout the novel, Khaled Hosseini, the author, demonstrates the complexity of various types of love and the vastness of the emotion. The relationship between Hassan and Amir demonstrates the nature of brotherly love; moreover, Amir and Baba’s relationship demonstrates the paternal love and expectations of the father for his child providing physical and emotional support. In the novel, many symbols present these different types of love.
Amir goes in search of Hassan and as he hears Assef voice, hides. Amir witnesses Hassan get raped by Assef but is too scared to act out. Hassan stays quite about the incident. Amir feels a great amount of guilt and tries to deal with it by avoiding it. He eventually frames Hassan for stealing and Hassan and his
They show their bravery in order to protect the things that are important to them. Amir and Hassan, best friends and family, use courage and bravery to survive in rural Kabul, Afghanistan. The Kite Runner gives one a vivid and engaging story that reminds one of how long the Afghan people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence and the forces that continue to threaten them even today with their courage. The Kite Runner the story of the brave Hassan, a hazara, and Amir, the sultans of Kabul (27). From early on in the novel we learn that the main character, Amir, has a best friend Hassan who will do anything for him if he asks for or needs the help.
From the opening of the novel it is shown to the reader that there is a gradual character development of Amir. He says, “Standing in the kitchen with the receiver to my ear, I knew it wasn’t just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned sins.” This is referring to Amir’s betrayal to Hassan, this use of dialogue shows the reader that Amir’s guilt has finally caught up with him. Amir and Hassan spent their childhood together as best friends and when Amir won his kite race, Hassan offered to fetch the winning kite. At this time, Assef the local bully approached Hassan to get the kite.
“Explain with reverence to ‘The Kite Runner’, how experiences of childhood explain who we will become.” Do you believe experiences of childhood explain who we will come? Have you ever gone through something very difficult that made you the person you currently are today? In the beginning of the novel, The Kite Runner, we see Amir as a privileged, happy young boy who really appreciates Hassan as a friend and individual, despite their differences in authority and finances. We see Amir as the dominant one in the relationship, the protagonist and we begin to picture in our minds a somewhat future, with Amir and Hassan growing up together and eventually getting old together. However, when Amir makes one bad decision, it completely and totally changes the course in their friend-ship and feelings.
The novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini and the story, Half a Day, by Naguib Mahfouz are very similar in the way the main character goes about his own life. Amir, the protagonist of, The Kite Runner, and Naguib from, Half a Day, both encounter the theme of struggle in different but similar aspects of their life. From the characters interactions with their father, leaving their homes against their will and having to adjust, to returning home and viewing how life has changed, these two character grow and preserver throughout each story. Amir, the intelligent and sensitive son of Baba, have their fair share of issues throughout the novel. The expectations set by each other of their father son relationship make it so that it is unobtainable to have the relationship each other want.
Response Journal 1 (chapters 1 - 8) May 13, 2010 Literary Devices in The Kite Runner The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghanistan-American writer, is an emotional, epic tale. The author focuses on the life of Amir, the protagonist, and illustrates his hatred, betrayal, cruelty, love, loyalty and friendship through the chaotic war in Afghanistan. Also, the author portrays Amir struggling vibrantly and heart-brokenly, yet sometimes shatteringly realistically, using effective linguistic devices: the first-person point of view the use of a foreign language. These literary elements act as a catalyst in the book to stimulate the reader’s emotions and curiosity about Afghanistan. Using the first-person point of view in the novel, the author makes readers feel as though they are experiencing the protagonist’s personal feeling and thoughts about particular people or scenes.
Amir’s first experience of violence is when Amir wins the Kite fighting Tournament, and Hassan, runs off in pursuit of Amir’s trophy. Hassan is gone long enough to alarm Amir, who begins to search for him and once he finds him, he sees Assef, a bully, raping him. Amir at first is scared of Assef but later convinces himself by says, “Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay to win Baba (Amir’s Father) Was it a fair price?” (Hosseini 82). As Amir never helps Hassan, this shows that Amir will do anything to get Baba’s love and intention.
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Hosseini develops the idea of Amir’s search for redemption. The search for redemption is a key theme of the novel, as Amir lives with the guilt of the incidents that occurred during his childhood in Kabul. With each new challenge Amir is given the opportunity to redeem himself and prove he is no longer the selfish boy he was in his childhood. “All I saw was the blue kite. All I smelled was victory.