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 author, Khaled Hosseini, uses the symbol of the kite to demonstrate that every human has his or her ups and downs. To be able to understand the theme of the kite, the reader must understand how the kite reflects Amir’s life. Flying kites is what Amir enjoys the most as a little boy, also because he wants to be like Baba, a champion kite fighter, and this is when the kite is flying high and efficiently. In the book Amir says, “But all I head-all I willed myself to hear-was the thudding of blood in my head. All I saw was the blue kite.
Amir seeks redemption for his disloyalty to his best friend when he was a child, Hassan. Because of his fearfulness during Hassan’s rape, his betrayal of Hassan after the rape, and his committing of the worst sin in Afghani culture, Amir has to take himself on a long and weakening journey for his ultimate goal of total redemption that will eventually take him back to his violent and war-torn home country. When they were young, Amir and Hassan were really best friends; the two of them were inseparable. They used to climb the poplar trees in the driveway of Amir’s father’s house and annoy their neighbors by reflecting sunlight into their homes with a shard of mirror”. Even though the two young boys were of different social classes and ethnicities, they were able to remain best friends no matter what problems would face them.
I will focus on Hassan and Amir to provide examples of courage from The Kite Runner. You will notice that early in the book there are examples of Hassan's courage and that it is not until later in the book that we see any examples of Amir's courage. On pages 41 and 42, Amir and Hassan are faced with Assef, who has brass knuckles, and his friends,all of them bullies and older and larger than Amir and Hassan. Hassan pulls out his slingshot and faces Assef down, saving Amir and himself from a beating, at the least. His courage lies in the fact that he is scared, but still acts.
Amir tells us that his first word was 'Baba' and Hassan's "Amir,' suggesting that Amir looked up most to Baba, while Hassan looked up to Amir. Assef, a notoriously mean and violent older boy with sadistic tendencies, mocks Amir for socializing with a Hazara, which is, according to Assef, an inferior race that should only live in Hazarajat. He prepares to attack Amir with brass knuckles, but Hassan bravely stands up to him, threatening to shoot out Assef's left eye with his slingshot. Assef and his posse back off, but Assef threatens revenge. Hassan is a successful "kite runner" for Amir, knowing where the kite will land without even watching it.
Baba was a typical father that expected his son to be into athletic things such as soccer and such, and when Amir tried things of that nature, he felt bad because he was not as good as Baba had hoped. But one thing that interested both Amir and Baba was the Kite tournament. It was Amir’s dream to win the tournament so that Baba could be proud of something that he did. Later on throughout the story, Amir won that tournament and in order to show Baba the winning kite, the price he had to pay was to watch his friend Hassan get raped. In Chapter 7 Amir states, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.
(Summer School so it's a lot easier). Does my thesis workout? (My thesis has talk be about violence of some sort) “The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” – Victor Hugo. In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Khaled effectively portrays guilt as being destructive to oneself and affecting others around it. The violence that the main character, Amir, experiences leads to him feeling guilty for rest of his life, which breaks up the relationships that he once had in his previous years.
In the novel, many symbols present these different types of love. Symbolism is the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships . First of all, the kite is the major symbol in the novel; it symbolizes the friendship between the two boys and also the intricate relationship between Baba and Amir. The author, Khaled Hosseini successfully uses the symbolism to reveal the theme of love in the novel, The Kite Runner The Kite Runner is a story about a young boy, Amir, the son of a wealthy and well-known man in the northern area of Kabul. He develops a friendship with his servant named Hassan.
The death of his mother doesn’t even bother him so show sadness. When Meursault realized that his freedom was gone away for good he begin to see things different.”And I felt ready to live again too. As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope: for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”(Camus Stranger122). The quote explains that maybe he took the world for granted and there was so much to accomplish in the world of freedom. In The Myth of Sisyphus -Sisyphus stole the gods secrets and he was punished for this action.
Didactic Literature “The Manners of Kings” and “The Yoga of Knowledge” illustrate lessons about life, leadership, and faith. “The Manners of Kings” and “The Yoga of Knowledge” applies to teen lives today by illustrating that people don’t know what they have until they lose it. It applies to teens because most teens nowadays, take everything for granted and don’t realize how important it is in their lives until it’s gone. In “The Manners of Kings” there’s an example of this when the slave who had never before been at sea and experienced the inconvenience of a vessel starts to cry and tremble to such a degree that he annoys the king. A philosopher asked permission from the king to quite the slave.