Foreign Policy In The Kite Runner

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Afghanistan was a peaceful and civilized country. However, within a century it became a disastrous mess, but the question is how? The Kite Runner follows an Afghani boy’s life, from childhood to adulthood. Within his life, he experiences Afghanistan in peace under their own government rule, and Afghanistan in chaos under either USSR or Taliban rule. With differing relations between countries at the time, The Kite Runner provides a creative approach to the retelling of those. Throughout The Kite Runner, Hosseini thoroughly criticizes improper foreign policy worldwide. He depicts this through: symbolism, relationships between the characters, and a main overarching conflict. The Kite Runner addresses the erroneous foreign policy between the western…show more content…
Rather than a manipulative partnership many think that they were truly friends. “Then he [Ali] would remind us that there was a brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even time could break.” (Hosseini, 11). This quotation expresses the connection between Hassan and Amir not just being a friendship, but a special type of bond. This being an ambiguous statement, many interpreted it as a declaration of love between the two and a proclamation of neutrality between them. However, what many don’t take into consideration is what occurs and is said throughout the book about their relationship, that states otherwise. “But before you sacrifice yourself for him [Amir], think about this: Would he do the same for you? … Because to him, you’re nothing but an ugly pet…” (Hosseini, 72). To rephrase, this quotation explains the state of the relationship between Amir and Hassan. Rather than a loving one, it is a relationship in which Amir capitalizes on Hassan and his never ending love towards Amir. Which symbolizes the relationship between America and Afghanistan, where America constantly takes from them, and Afghanistan enables them to due to their
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