Essay on The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

1102 Words Jul 16th, 2015 null Page
As you are reading the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, many controversial topics and themes come up. Hosseini is an Afghan born and his novel is based on events that happened during his childhood in his native country. The story is based on the life of Amir during the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan. The narrative is through Amir’s eyes and is very easy to follow along and enables the reader to get thorough insight into his daily life and his culture as an Afghani. Even though it is not the main theme of the novel, it is always present in some way and it influences people, the author approached the topic of religion from two sides, from the point of view from religious people and those who had their view and understanding of it. Through the characters and their understanding and beliefs of religion Amir goes through the process of finding his own religion amongst these two sides.
The first important instance of Religion, appears in chapter three when Amir learns about sin and drinking. A teacher who taught Amir about Islam, said that Islam considered drinking a terrible sin, and that drinkers would one day answer for this on Judgment Day”. (Sparknotes) Amir tells Baba about what he learned and Baba responds by saying that Amir has confused what he’s learning in school with actual education, and that no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, and that one sin was theft. Killing, cheating, lying, were all variations of theft. Baba is not a…

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