Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini's ' The Kite Runner '

1763 Words Sep 12th, 2015 8 Pages
As individuals, and families clamor for the opportunity to reside in the United States of America and pursue the American dream, it is evident that the land of the free and home of the brave emblematizes a meaning which extends greater than the breadth of newfound wealth. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner,” the main character Amir, the son of a wealthy, altruistic, and respected merchant, spends his childhood seeking for acceptance with his father, and through this process, narcissism voraciously ravages Amir’s thoughts leading him with an abiding guilt. Likewise, this foremost concern of self-preservation, gave way to the blistering, wintery day in 1975 which changed Amir’s life is gashed by the wrath of guilt, a wound which began to close due to the hardships which he had to endure while emigrating to the United States of America. Ultimately, the magnanimous, tabula rasa known as the United States of America paved the way for Amir to reciprocate the devotion that those around him continually displayed, a devotion to sacrifice. All in all, the laborious peregrination towards the American dream, whereas it functions as a socioeconomic crux in the lives of many immigrants and American citizens alike, served as an emotional climacteric, emblematic of the manner in which Amir managed to become the culmination of Baba’s only dream, a noble son. Famed photojournalist Tim Hetherington once elucidated “Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing…
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