Analysis Of ' Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And The Kite Runner '

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Nigeria and Afghanistan are two very different Nations, on different continents, with different languages, but no matter where you are from everyone grew up somewhere, and kids of every nation grow up the same as everyone else. Growing up in a certain environment can lead to different personalities and traits, kids with an overly controlled childhood can become ignorant of the real world, and kids who grow up spoiled don 't learn to do things on their own. In both Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the main character, Amir and Kambili respectively, both show great development and change over the course of the Novels, they both change in their self-perception, how they handle themselves and interact with others, and how they utilize faith.

Over the course of the book each character grew into their own and changing entirely their self-perception, and how they act based on self-perception. At the beginning of the kite runner Amir sees himself as weak, and as a coward, when Haasan is being raped Amir goes through an internal conflict, “I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide who i was going to be. I could step into that alley,stand up for hassan, … or i could run. In the end i ran.” (Hosseini 77 ). This shows how as a child near the beginning of the book Amir was a coward who didn 't think he could change what was happening in the alley. It also showed how he…
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