Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Kite Runner" Independent Reading

In Khaled Hosseini’s novel “Kite Runner”, the character Amir is a selfish and coward for his betray of his closest friend Hassan; this is significant because this is the pivotal point in Amir’s life. Amir is change from a selfish child to selfishness adult. It reveals that humans can find the way back to that basic goodness through right action and intention; it can also suggests that a person‘s past is really matter and it would affect on the future.
Khaled Hsseini begins the story with a description of his past. It tells us that something in his past has defined his entire life and made him became what he is today. “I remember the precise moment. Crouching behind a crumbling mud, wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen. I’ve learned about how you can bury it. Because the past claws it way out.” it clearly tells us how important this moment was. “ alley” a place that change Amir. As the story unfold, I realized that the narrator refers to where Hassan was raped .Amir is trying to forget his past, but his feeling of guilt keep him arising “ Peeking into “ he keeps going over the event in his life. “There is a good way to be good again.” This passage is so important. It implies that people can find the way back to that basic goodness through right action. Without telling why, it keeps reader attention.
“I realized I still hadn’t breathed out.Exhaled, slowly, quietly, I felt paralyzed. I watch them close in on the boy I’d grown up with. I stooped watching, turned away from the alley. In the end, I ran.” Amir leaves Hassan in alleyway. “Exhaled, slowly, quietly, paralyzed” these words evidently shows us the Amir’s evil and betray. He was coward. He was afraid of getting hurt. He ran away. These passages remind me of Hassan. “For you, a thousand times over.” Hassan is willing to sacrifice himself for Amir. He always defends Amir. By comparison, Amir is evil .As a result, Hassan‘s raped became sacrifice.
“I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that. My body was broken- just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later-but I felt healed- healed at last. I laughed.” Amir returned to Kabul where he finds Hassan’s son and encounter s Assef, a man who raped Hassan. “Peace, laughed, healed” these words clearly show us that quilt Amir has been suffering from his childhood is finally lifted and his mind is at peace. Amir believes that he has compensated for the pain he caused Hassan. This reminds me of “There is way to be good again.” Amir is not evil now. He sacrifices his life to save sohrab just as Hassan had save Amir. Thus Amir feels healed and begins laughing. Finally, “for you, a thousand times over.” Amir is looking forward to each new day. He is doing something for other now. He is good man and willing to take care of others.
In conclusion, the “Kite runner” is powerful novel that explores friendship, love, and loyal. Khaled Hsseini Suggests that human should have courage to do right things even when it is dangerous or frightening to do so. Human are born in goodness.

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