The Kite Runner
Throughout history and in our daily lives we take a journey, let it be a warrior being victorious after a long harsh war then returning home; or even something simple as walking to school and going home after a long day of studies. The comparison between these scenarios is that there is some type of change in the character; it may be emotional or psychologically inclined. This change may occur quickly or slowly but it eventually happens, and it comes in several different ways. Let it be the hero is in search of self-understanding, but does not find it without having an epiphany. Maybe something can happen in the hero’s life that extricates him from only thinking a certain way, and make him understand the world from a different point of view. When this epiphany occurs the hero always makes it home with an augmented thought on life, and assumes this new lifestyle.
As written in the book The Hero with a Thousand Faces the author Joseph Cambell codifies the journey of all heroes. The most relevant piece of ancient literature, which has followed the guidelines of Joseph Cambell is The Odyssey. The story of a war hero, who has found himself lost at sea after a war in a state of confusion. The hero faces many obstacles on the way back home, from temptations to several obstructions. Throughout his journey he reminisces the life he once had, and the stability of his old lifestyle. Even though the hero faces many obstacles throughout the journey he eventually gets home. Where stability is constant and a change in lifestyle is practiced. Why do so many authors and movie directors often revisit this structure and why do we consistently have it reoccurring in movies as for in famous novels.
In the book the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir lives in a world of luxury and stability. Until the day Amir was given a decision, to save his friend Hassan from...