Marxism In The Kite Runner

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Hosseini uses a flashback to hook the events happened in 1975. The brotherhood between Hassan, Amir, and Ali, Baba introduces that is against the social status of them. Hazaras are an oppressed minority under control of Pashtuns in Kabul, Afghanistan. I find out this part of the novel connects to Marxism mostly that ties to classes, the social status between Amir and Hassan perform it apparently. “Everyone agreed that my father, my Baba, had built the most beautiful house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district,” said by Amir, “In the shadows of a loquat tree, was the servants’ home, a modest little mud hut where Hassan lived with his father”(6). I feel unfair or injustice for Hassan because of the racial discrimination, Amir’s social and familial standing is revealing he is a wealthy, privileged child with a powerful father, but Hassan treats unequal by society. The oppression of Hazaras mentions in The Kite Runner reminds me the same situation happens to Mariam in A Thousand Splendid Sun. When Mariam is a child, she forces to hide with her mother and her father Jalil refuses to claim her as his own because he fears it will hurt his social status by admitting to having a child with a servant. Mariam is oppressed and forced to marry Rasheed when her mother dies. Both books talk about Marxism which relates to wealthy, classes, politics, and power. One is wealthy, and one is a servant seem even more strange and poignant, shows how difficult it is to overcome the old difference

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