Universality of Experience in "The Kite Runner"
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This essay is a discussion of how "The Kite Runner," a novel by an Afghan expatriot, expresses ideas and emotions that are fundamentally universal rather than being in any way unique to Afghanistan, or even fundamentally different. The paper shows how even when there are differences, as in the educational system, which is expressly religious in Afghanistan, whereas it is non-religious in America, the underlying universality comes through as more important to the author's message.
From the Paper:"In Kaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner", one of the most poignant scenes in the novel is Amir's recounting of the great kite battle in which he manages to best every flyer in the neighborhood on a lovely winter's day in a scene that stretches from page 60 to page 73. To an American reader, some aspects of this scene must seem strange, but in many ways, it is remarkable for the universality of what it presents. The descriptions of the snow that open the scene are different from the description of any American town covered with snow only in that the trees in the neighborhood in Kabul in which the action takes place are mulberry..."
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