The Kite Runner is a passionate story of treachery, betrayal, and redemption. This book by Khaled Hosseini had me excited and moved, both simultaneously. Khaled Hosseini wrote some masterpieces before The Kite Runner like And The Mountains Echoed, and A Thousand Splendid Suns.’ Hosseini’s books majorly revolve around war-torn Afghanistan. And one who has lived most of his life in that area can hear the sound of gunfire and smell blood-infused dust.
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The Book in Review – The Kite Runner
It recounts the account of Amir and Hassan, brother-like friends and furthermore experts of kite flying. The two young fellows live in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. They belong to two different sects Sunni and Shia. And this year they will put in more effort than ever to win the neighborhood kite-battling competition. A famous Afghan activity and this is Amir’s desire for winning his father’s love. However, during the kite combat in the sky, war comes to Afghanistan, and the nation turns into a hazardous spot.
The difference of social class
Probably the greatest battle for Amir is figuring out how to explore the complex socioeconomic culture he faces. Spending childhood in Afghanistan as someone from the richer class yet not feeling privileged from his own family. Hassan and his dad, Ali, are their servants, yet sometimes, Amir’s relationship with them is more similar to their relatives.
Also, Amir’s dad, Baba, doesn’t reliably cling to the principles of his way of life. He gets befuddled instead of explains things to Amir. A considerable lot of the privileged class in Afghanistan see the world as high contrast, yet Amir recognizes many shades of dark.
The sad betrayal and urge for redemption
In war, people are regularly compelled to make incredible sacrifices, and Amir himself commits treachery, towards his dearest companion Hassan no less, which will haunt him for his life. Amir and his dad are compelled to escape Afghanistan for America, and The Kite Runner turns into the tale of Amir’s mission for recovery – righting the wrongs he did every one of those years prior as a kid in Kabul.
Khaled Hosseini composes from a heart that recalls its country and recalls that it wonderfully. While the vast majority of us consider Afghanistan war-torn and tired. Hosseini recalls what it was before the entirety of that disaster. He gives the Afghani individuals a face, which can be an extremely incredible thing surely. The whole book is a beautiful lesson of friendship and many sad twists and turns which will compel you in every chapter.
The Kite Runner isn’t based on a factual tale. Despite the fact that the individuals in the tale are fictional, many of the bigger events portrayed in the book are based on the author’s own personal experiences.
Khaled Hosseini’s literary style in A Thousand Splendid Suns is both sympathetic and repulsive. He sympathizes with people who are burdened by the conflict. He demonstrates this primarily via the use of two literary devices: Symbolism and Imagery.
The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns is superior to The Kite Runner. However, I recommend that you read The Kite Runner first, as it is less harsh and will help you transition into Hosseini’s world. Both films were excellent, but The Kite Runner is significantly superior. That was the first book you should read, followed by A Thousand Splendid Suns.
In 1996, three years after earning his medical degree, Khaled Hosseini went into private practice as an internist. Hosseini began work on The Kite Runner in 2001, waking up at 4:00 a.m. to write before heading to his medical practice.