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Kite Runner, Thousand Splendid Suns

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Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns, the Reality and the Difference

The readers have seen the lives of the characters in the novels, The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns change in a flash, leaving what once apart of their daily routines just a memory. Violence did play a role in the dramatic changes in the lives of Amir, Hassan, Baba, and Ali from the Kite Runner. In Thousand Splendid Suns violence played a more active role in the events of the story and also to outcome of the book because the fighting determined who was still alive or not. The married couples lived two different life styles, Rasheed and Mariam involved in fighting and turmoil, Amir and Soroya, a loving relationship that was meant forever. The anger towards the Soviets by the Afghan people and the excitement of the Russians leaving Afghanistan is clearly expressed in both novels.
In the Kite Runner, Amir is best friends to death with Hassan. They played together and flew kites. Even more important Hassan was a servant who accepted that Amir went to school and he cleaned the house instead of going to school. Amir was such a good friend to Hassan that when he was in need of help, Amir just watched the bullies led by Assef rape Hassan. He felt so bad that one day he asked Baba “can we get rid of Hassan” which was completely out of the realm of the normal topics. Amir had let down his friend, and then to complete his wish Amir framed Hassan by making it look like theft had been committed. Rasheed and Mariam were married by arrangement. They were a very happy couple for a while, and then a ways down the road Rasheed became abusive and angry with his wife because nothing could please him anymore. Mariam had a friend Laila who was in the house quite a bit, knew what was going on and was a friend by allowing the violence to continue. Rasheed continued to pound on Mariam until one day she picked up a shovel, killed her husband and ended being publicly executed. All could have been saved by just making a move to be a true friend. Between the novels, the kind of friends Amir and Laila were. I’m there when were having fun, but when you’re in crisis your alone.
Amir’s marriage to Soroya was arranged by...

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Uploaded by:   richjay14uscrgj

Date:   11/11/2007

Category:   Literature

Length:   4 pages (849 words)

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