Relationship With The Past In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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In many works of literature the author manipulates a character’s relationship with the past to contribute to the work as a whole. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, executes this through his main protagonist, Amir. Majority of the novel dwells on Amir struggling with inner demons that haunt him because of things that took place when he was a child, for instance Hassan’s rape by Assef. Rahim Khan cleverly uses his mysterious knowledge of Amir’s past to string together the plot. By using Amir’s guilt of the past Rahim Khan is able to get Amir to return to a war torn Afghanistan to be cleansed of his past transgressions.
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