1st May 2018


I intend to make an essay about The Kite Runner, the topic is to Discuss how the author uses language techniques to develop a main character in the novel, and how this character helps you understand one or more themes/ideas.

Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice (Islamic and Farsi words), style, symbolism, structure, foreshadowing, or narrative point-of-view.


In the novel ” The Kite Runner ” written by Khaled Hosseini I intend to write a literary essay about the main character, Amir. In this particular book Amir talks about his younger life and when he was growing up with his best friend Hassan. In this essay I will focus on foreshadowing, narrative point of view and symbolism and for the text “The Kite Runner” written by “Khaled Hosseini”. I will talk about how Amir sees two faces when he looks at Hassan during the kite competition. Also I will talk about how Amir narrates the story for the whole story and I will talk about what happens in the book. lastly I will talk about symbolism and how Amir ( the narrator ) uses symbols in the text such as the farsi language and how the kites are more than just kites to describe the book in his own unique way.


During the text The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini we see that the author shows great foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when the author gives the reader hints of the future in the text. In this particular text we notice that the author is giving us hints. This is because in one particular scene of the book when hassan and ami are chasing kites Amir notices something about hassan. ” I suddenly had the feeling i was looking at two faces, the one i knew and the other, the second face, This one just lurking beneath the surface”. I think the face that Amir is talking about has something to do with trust because as they were talking about the subject of trusting each other this face struck Amir. Also it says “… for a fraction of time, long enough to leave me with the unsettling feeling that maybe id seen it someplace else before”.


In the kite runner we see that Amir is narrating the whole story except for a short portion of it later on in the book where Rahim Khan takes over. During the majority of the book where Amir is narrating we get to know his personality and we find out lots about him.


During the kite runner we see that the author has shown us great symbolism by using the farsi language. Also the author has used the kites to represent something more than just kites. The author uses the kites to represent Amir’s happy days with Hassan chasing kites around the neighborhood, however also the kites are representing his betrayal of Hassan. In the text “The Kite Runner” written by “Khaled Hosseini” we see that whenever Amir thinks about the kites he

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