Critical Analysis Of ' The Kite Runner '

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Critical Analysis of The Kite Runner “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…” (142). Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner unfolds the story of the affluent youth Amir and his servant friend Hassan, who are separated by a traumatizing sexual assault and the 1979 Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan. Despite a fresh start in San Francisco, Amir is devoured by guilt for failing to protect his loyal friend. Many years later, when called back to Afghanistan to come to Hassan’s aid, Amir sets on a personal quest to not only atone for past personal failings but also to embrace a hopeful ideal of citizenship capable of upholding principles of liberty and human rights. Precisely, the novel succeeds in sketching the maturation of its protagonist from a conflicted, callow boy to a wise, redeemed man, as well as portrays the political situation of contemporary Afghanistan. Hosseini intertwines the personal and the political realms of experience to depict how these transformations of Afghanistan (from the 1970s to 2001) weather its people and present the reality of the country to westerners oblivious to it. This illustration is central to The Kite Runner. The author styles a wide variety of techniques and elements in the story to reinforce its multitude of themes including the fidelity of friendship, opportunity for redemption, sin of stealing, and veracity of love. Throughout, the novel follows an episodic
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