He was motivated to write a page short story about two boys who fly kites in Kabul. Even this similarity is challenged by a driver in who is taking Amir back to Afghanistan for the first time in more than 20 years.
The latter of these two descriptions, admittedly, is something of a joke, but it speaks to the disappointingly formulaic way in which Forster has rendered the material.
I left a few things ambiguous because I wanted to drive the book clubs crazy. Not only does he not stand up for his friend as he is brutally attacked, but he avoids and eventually sends away the boy from their family home. Without giving away the ending, Amir ends up back in Afghanistan and makes a very different set of sacrifices in order to set things straight.
Afterwards, Amir keeps distant from Hassan; his feelings of guilt prevent him from interacting with the boy. Khaled Hosseini acknowledged that the character is "an unlikable coward who failed to come to the aid of his best friend" for much of the duration of the story; consequently, Hosseini chose to create sympathy for Amir through circumstances rather than the personality he was given until the last third of the book.
Part 1 focuses on the formative years of its narrator-protagonist, especially his relationship with Hassan, who is at once his servant and friend.
The members of the servant and poorer classes are consistently portrayed as saintly, absurdly self-sacrificing, one-dimensional characters. Kahn knows the things that Amir had done to Hassan. It is so powerful because it points up the basic humanness of us all.
Class separated the boys as did tribe and religion. There, Amir meets fellow refugee Soraya Taheri and her family. A few of those moments of the novel stood out to me. I will be watching to see if this novel is forthcoming.
It is a history that can intimidate and exhaust an outsider's attempts to understand, but Hosseini extrudes it simply and quietly into an intimate account of love, honour, guilt, fear and redemption that needs no dry history book or atlas to grip and absorb. Sohrab helps Amir out of the house, where he passes out and wakes up in a hospital.
She felt that Hosseini was too focused on fully redeeming the protagonist in Part III and in doing so created too many unrealistic coincidences that allowed Amir the opportunity to undo his past wrongs.
Hosseini's writing finds a great balance between being clear and yet powerful, and not only is the story itself brilliantly constructed, but the book also explores the very art of storytelling.
The Kite Runner illustrates the point that in Afghanistan, even the rich suffer. Though the problems may be different ones, they are still very real and can not be dismissed as a person whining about the little things, when they don't know what real suffering is.
Looking at The Kite Runner as a story about culture, however, misses what the book is really about. This is a novel about humanity. This is a story about friendship, loyalty, cruelty, longing for acceptance, redemption, and survival.
Kite Runner Review. Hello Grade 11's. Who is the protagonist of The Kite Runner? Characteristics of a Tragic Hero. A tragic hero has a flaw in their character; they suffer because of this flaw, compassion or pity is evoked from the audience, and by the end there is a sense of justice restored.
Critic Reviews for The Kite Runner All Critics () | Top Critics (43) | Fresh () | Rotten (59) | DVD (9) Hosseini's over-done melodrama that doesn't so much open our eyes to 66%. The stage version of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel 'The Kite Runner,' about an Afghan immigrant caught up in the grand sweep of history, makes its belated London debut.
THE KITE RUNNER Khaled Hosseini New York: Riverhead Books, ISBN # pages. Comments by Bob Corbett May This is a beautiful and informative story of Amir, an Afghan boy who betrays his closest .The kite runner review