The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

1367 Words Sep 18th, 2014 6 Pages
Doppelganger Siblings, although not born within the same minute much like twins typically are, still surface from the same pool of genes. People that emerge from the same set of parents tend to not only have similar features, but also share the same characteristics. Akin to siblings, the best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini in the early twenty-first century parallels “Roman Fever”, a short story written by Edith Wharton in 1934. Despite their gap of publication, only a year shy of seventy years, these two novels are more related than one might originally consider. For those who have not had the pleasure of reading The Kite Runner, Hosseini marched to the top of New York Times’ Best-Sellers list for a reason. Composed of more than 72,000 words over a span of 324 pages, this novel can be divided into three parts and hop-scotches the unique tale of a Middle Eastern man named Amir, who is our protagonist. The first-third of The Kite Runner is a flashback to Amir’s childhood, which takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this part of the book, we are introduced to several prominent characters and key events. The second portion of the novel takes place five years later when Amir and his father, Baba, flee from their home country to the United States because of the Soviet Union’s invasion after the Taliban’s takeover. During this section of The Kite Runner, Amir meets and marries a woman named Soraya and not only is Baba diagnosed with terminal cancer, but…

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