The Kite Runner: Example Essay Two
It's always a double-edged sword posting example essays. They're never perfect and only represent one version of writing an essay well. It's kind of like posting one song as the model for all songs. There are so many good songs with diverse sound and tone. In that diversity, however, we still know when a song is a good song, and when it fails. So, read this essay as just one version of a good essay because it contains the essential elements of a thesis-driven essay.
The essay below is not perfect, but it does a very good job of providing a focused, organized, and elaborated treatment of its thesis.
Ignorance is bliss. Or so one may think....in actuality ignorance is merely an illusion of bliss, a false occurrence produced by telling secrets when one fears the truth. .Just like a dream though, one most eventually awake from the ignorance in secrets, and the protection that secrets provide fades away into nothingness.....and the truth explode into the world and people finally see things the way they really are and realize they much rather handle the truth. In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's characters keep secrets to protect each other, but the ignorance that they spread causes more pain to the people then the truth would have. They learn this harsh reality by suffering from massive guilt, realizing the consequences of the secrets, and by experiencing the joy of turning ignorance into enlightenment.
Secrets are made up of perpetual deception, which causes guilt to build up because without the truth there can be no closure to the pain with the continuous cycle of lies. Amir suffers profusely from guilt because the huge secret he holds creates pain through guilt. When Amir visits Whahid's family Whahid says to Amir, "You are an honorable man, Amir Aga. A true Afghan " (238). Amir's response to this is he "cringes inside." This shows that something inside Amir's heart is bothered by this compliment,...