The Kite Runner Analysis

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In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini consistently includes two blatant themes, friendship, and sacrifice, in order to create a sense of family to the main character, Amir. The books starts off with Amir’s childhood memories of himself and Hassan, his family’s servants son. Amir and Hassan had been inseparable best friends, since the day they were born. In fact, the two were so close that Hassan’s first word was Amir’s name (Hosseini 11). Hassan was time and time again there to defend Amir and stand up for him in times of trouble. Especially to the neighborhood bully, Assef. Amir’s father, Baba even said “you know what always happens when the neighborhood boys tease him? Hassan steps in and fends them off”. This again just shows how loyal Hassan is to Amir and how strong his friendship is to Amir. When the pair got in trouble with their fathers, Hassan always took the blame and never told on Amir. After Amir wins the kite tournament, Hassan’s first instinct was to go run the final kite for Amir because he knew Amir wanted it to impress his father. When Hassan runs for this kite, he comes to face Assef and his two friends again. This time, Assef assaults Hassan and Hassan does not try to fight it because he knew that he would get the kite for Amir. Hassan accepted being assaulted in order to please Amir and his father (75). Amir on the other hand was the complete opposite person on this friendship. Amir was embarrassed of Hassan out in public. When faced with bullies, he almost

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