Motivations of the Protagonist Amir Khan in 'The Kite Runner': An Analysis of Human Behavior

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An Analysis of the Human Behavior Motivations of Kite Runner's Protagonist Amir Khan Table of Contents Introduction: 3 Case Description: Kite Runner Basis 3 Identifying Information 3 Presenting The Problem 4 Developmental History 4 Theoretical Analysis 6 Systems & Ecology Theory 6 Psychodynamic Theories: Attachment, Self-Efficacy, and Parental Investment 8 Learning Theory: Moral Development 11 Post-Modern: Hyper-Masculinity Theory 12 Theory Critique 14 Conclusion 16 References 18 Introduction: This paper discusses the development of the protagonist in the film Kite Runner, known as Amir Khan. The paper focuses primarily on a discussion of the most formative events and years in Amir's childhood in order to understand the adult he has become. In the first section of the paper Amir is introduced and so are the pivotal individuals in his life and the pivotal moments that served to transform him. The introduction of the case includes information about the chief problems and traumas that make Amir such an interesting and captivating character to analyze. The following sections use a number of theories to explore both his development and his motivations. The theories range from ecology to post-modern notions of hyper-masculinity to provide analyses in the myriad of situations which befall the protagonist in the film. None of the theories can completely and accurately account for how Amir has come to be who he is, nor do any of them necessarily

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