Kite Runner

As a man who has witnessed his home land go through so many changes, it is not surprising that Khaled Hosseini dedicated his first book about the struggles of life in Afghanistan.   He shows his compassion for Afghanistan by showing how Afghanistan was before the war. Also by foreshadowing the turning points of afghan history he is able to draw the reader’s attention towards it. By describing the Pashtoon attitudes towards the hazara, he shows the racial tension and unfairness in the afghan culture. By all these points and foreshadowing, Khaled Hosseini does an outstanding job of showing the reader about his afghan roots and his compassion towards his homeland, his watan.
Khaled Hosseini mentioned Amir’s house as being very big and expensively built with mosaic tiles form Isfahan which covered the floors of four bathrooms, gold stitched tapestries form Calcutta and even a crystal Chandelier, a major of people were able to afford such luxuries unless they were hazara or poor. This states that it did have riches and luxurious houses which were at one point still intact n beautiful. He also displays the culture as respectful and very social.   Although there were some social bullies like the soldier that refers to Hassan’s mom in a sexual way or Assef who holds Hitler as a role model, the country still had wise citizens like baba who wanted to do good like build an orphanage and didn’t let the power corrupt them. People had the right to do as they wanted and actually had a choice whether practice Islam of not.   He mentions the kites which are a tradition in Afghanistan to have kite battles during the winter, a tradition which was later shut down by the Taliban as they took over. All of these are now a rare sight in Afghanistan today, due to the Taliban. The writer hence does an amazing job as portraying Kabul, the capital of the country, as a very beautiful, rich and free place to live in before the Russian invasion.
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