Kite Runner #1
The novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a story about lessons in life and relationships between family and friends. This story brings up common themes such as redemption, how the past works, and family trouble. Hosseini uses irony and other literary elements to put across what he wants to say. Hosseini is especially good at using these to describe the relationships between Amir and Hassan and Amir and his father, Baba.
In the story Amir can only have a very close relationship with one of the two main people in his life. These two are his haraza, Hassan, and his father, Baba. All throughout the first few chapters in the story Baba is described as somewhat of a god, and is told to be very well respected by everybody. Amir feels that although Baba clearly loves him, Baba is somewhat disappointed in him. Amir thinks Baba wishes he played more sports, and followed the same route Baba did, becoming a local hero in sports, and community. In the early parts Hassan is the only one who can understand Amir’s way of doing things. Hassan is perfectly content to let Amir be himself. He is fine with Amir being a bookworm, and doesn’t care what he’s good or not good at. After the kite tournament everything changes. Amir wins the kite fighting tournament. Putting him in a respected position in the eyes of the community, therefore higher standing in the eyes of Baba. Baba feels his son is representing him well. To follow the rule, once Baba gets more involved, Hassan would have to step down from his role in Amir’s life. The alleyway scene happens and them Hassan and Amir stop talking, partly because of how Hassan feels and also partly because Amir feels guilty for doing nothing. This leads to an awkwardness. Amir starts complaining and worrying about Hassan now, when before he was worrying about impressing Baba. This just shows the grass is always greener on the other side.
The novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, dives deep into the land of father son...