The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

2052 WordsDec 8, 20169 Pages
Sociopathy Mental illness is not widely talked about in today’s society. According to the National Alliance on Metal Illness approximately 43.8 million adults in the united states suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Mental illness refers to a vast number of mental health conditions. Having a mental disorder can affect your mood, such as the disorder called depression. Depression is a mental disorder that can affect the way you handle daily activities including basic activities such as going outside. The way you think can also be affected, by a mental condition. Schizophrenia is a long-term condition where your own mind tricks you into perceiving objects or other things that are not there. Behavior can also be affected by any mental disorder. According to dictionary.com mental illness is defined as “any of the various forms of psychosis or severe neurosis,”. Mental illness is something that is very prevalent throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Specifically, in the character Assef who shows symptoms of being a sociopath throughout the novel. Assef having a mental illness led him to being a danger to others. A sociopath according to dictionary.com is defined as “a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience,”. Assef proves that he is a sociopath by idolizing a sociopath, manipulating and intimidating his peers, violent behaviors, and

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