Controversy of Grade Inflation Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel, The Kite Runner, arrived on the booksellers’ shelves as a breath of fresh air. It is the first novel by an Afghani-American to be issued in English. The Kite Runner is liberation from the political and historical approach of much of today’s fiction on the Middle East. The analysis of this essay discusses The Kite Runner on an extensive theme of life and affection and comradeship and bravery (Hosseini, 5).
This novel was an expressive rollercoaster and astonishingly thrilling at times. The writing of the novel is brilliant. It enables an individual reading it to get into the central character’s mind (Amir) in all of the happenings he goes through. It is almost as if the reader’s sensation is the same sentiments as Amir. The subjects used in this novel were very fascinating. They vary from interactions between family members and trustworthiness among friends to the terror war and social glitches of the epoch (Hosseini, 7).
This hints me to another phase that kept me so fascinated with this novel. I learned many new things about the past and ethos of Afghanistan and its people. It was amazing to learn about the difficulties Afghans encountered during the time the Russians had control of the area. It was surprising to see the variance in social class centred on the race or diverse divisions of Islam. I knew that Sunni and Shi’a had problems but I did not know to what extent. It was fascinating to learn that Sunni and Shi’a had difficulties but I did not know to what level. There is so much history and culture in the novel revealed but still the novel has a beautiful and inspiring story (Hosseini, 8).
In conclusion, the relationships between the characters in this novel are filled with so many sentiments. Every character has his/her own division and significance, which keeps the reader amused. When these divisions are organised, it makes the novel to be interesting. I have to say that my preferred portions were the sections that show the situations of war during the Taliban control. Many of the actions are filled with suspense. The parts with action in the novel made me not to stop reading it. This novel is really a page-turner and I endorse it highly to all readers in high school students.
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York, New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. Print.