Compare And Contrast Rostam And Sohrab In The Kite Runner

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“The Kite Runner” was about the boy named Amir. When he was still a kid he lived with his father in Afghanistan, Hassan, their servant became his friend. Hassan was raped by Assef when he was looking for his kite after he lost in the competition. Fast forward, Amir and Baba, his father, moved to California because of the war in Kabul, Afghanistan. More years passed by, Amir received a call from Rahim Khan, Hassan’s father, to meet him in Pakistan because he is sick. Amir went there. Hassan and his wife got shot in Baba’s house, and Sohrab, their child was left. Amir looked for Sohrab, and he was with the Taliban group, Amir went there and he saw that Sohrab was dressed up as a lady and the official of Taliban group was Assef. Assef beats Amir…show more content…
But, Amir doesn’t know how to stand up or protect someone. When Hassan got raped, he didn’t do anything and he just acted like nothing happened. While, Sohrab is a great…show more content…
Sohrab also used the slingshot to Assef also when he helped Amir to get away from Assef. In the story of “Rostam and Sohrab”, Sohrab from “Rostam and Sohrab” is also a great warrior, but unfortunately, Rostam defeated him. Both of the stories have foreshadowing by the author. In “The Kite Runner”, (Burke, N.D.) said “Hosseini uses foreshadowing right away in chapter one. ''I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975'', the narrator, Amir, begins. This type of foreshadowing is paired with a flashback: the chapter is headed with a date of December 2001, so we know this novel will contain a flashback to Amir's childhood”. While, in the “Rostam and Sohrab”, the author already revealed that Sohrab’s father is Rostam. Lastly, there is also a theme of loyalty in the two stories. Hassan still shows loyalty to Amir despite of the time Amir didn’t help him when he was raped. While, Sohrab in “Rostam and Sohrab” admitted to Rostam that he was only looking for his father, not knowing that he was talking to his father
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