Kaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner"
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This paper describes Kaled Hosseini's book "The Kite Runner" as a coming of age novel. The paper then describes one of the most poignant scenes in the book, 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, to point out the universalities of experience demonstrated in this novel. The paper also compares the details of this scene to experiences of American children and states that something that young people in every culture go through as they mature is the realization that the parental generations is not all knowing.
From the Paper:"The specific contest that takes place is distinctly not American: kite battling. While many American children learn to fly kites, and it is a very popular pastime, particularly on some windy beaches, the idea of battling with kites appears to be a distinctly Middle Eastern sport. The preparation that Amir and his friend Hassan have put into this, however, echoes sports and contests of every type. They have saved their money in anticipation of the contest."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hosseini, Kaled. The Kite Runner. New York, New York: Riverhead Books, 2003.
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