The Kite Runner novel reminds me of the Holocaust stories we used to read about when we were younger. They usually begin with narrator and the side characters having unusual relationships- where the narrator would even consider whether or not they were ever friends. The story of Amir involves so much irony and pure coincidence but that is what made it such a great novel. Even as I continued to read and knew exactly what would happen next, the author did a great job of greeting those coincidences and making these events memorable.Other than the title of the novel being The Kite Runner, the author ended his story the way he began it to enunciate that Afgans- or just anybody- can have a similar beginning but completely different endings.Order now
“Afghans like to say: Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end … crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis.” When the author framed the two scenes he was trying to say that Amir had been the bystander to the event that happened in the alley when he had been a kid. At the time he was so young and fear was what drove him to run away. Nearly 30 years later and a similar scene had been set up with Amir and Hassan`s son. Instead of being the one to run away from fear Amir goes towards it. He heads to a future with the son of a man he feels he had betrayed greatly.
Although he does not know what challenges life will put them through, he cherishes the opportunity he has to beg for Hassan ‘s forgiveness through his son. The two boys had been close since birth- breastfeeding from the same breasts. They had lived together for a large portion of their lives and had played together. But while Hassan had considered Amir his best friend, Amir had only thought of Hassan as a servan. .ery similar.
The realization makes Amir feel as if he and his father are too alike when it comes to relationships. This realization helps Amir because at least he now they are alike in some way. Although it is not a positive realization but a negative one because they are both devious liars, and it is the only thing they have in common. Once they have settled in America, Amir realizes his father is a very prideful man. Baba had refused to accept food stamps and Baba had also kept the traditions from back home. Since they only have each other to depend on, they accept each other as each others family and being a life with mutual caring and love.
Everything had changed for a better to Amir. I see the changes, in Baba`s perspective, as negative. He did lose everything he cherished and worked incredibly hard for. In Amir`s perspective, Baba`s change was a good change.