Tuesday, January 11, 2011

THEMES Found Within "The Kite Runner"

There are many themes found within the novel, "The Kite Runner" written by Khaled Hosseini.

Themes are important, and are found in all aspects of literature. The themes present provide a summary and understanding to the main idea/ message of a piece of writing.

The themes present in the “Kite Runner” include, but are not limited to...
-       Father – son relationships
-       The price of disloyalty
-       Class systems (men vs. women and, elite vs. minority)
-       War
-       Values of tradition
-       Blood ties
-       Cultural ties
-       Family roots
-       Value of education
-       Material comfort
-       Loyalty
-       Personal strength
-       Betrayal
-       Guilt
-       Redemption
-       Choices
-       Atonement
-       Right vs. wrong
-       Arrogance
-       Hidden internal struggles
-       Friendship
-       Desire of acceptance
-       Unhappiness
-       The idea of how one decision can affect you forever
-       Conscience
-       Personal growth
-       Shame
-       Haunting memories
-       How the past, affects the future

The author, Khaled Hosseini is trying to tell us that,
-       a decision in life… no matter how big or how small, can affect you for the rest of your life. Guilt follows one everywhere but in the end, redemption can always be made. 


  1. this is a very well done assignment. I teach english at Brown and i would like to use this as an example for my class!

  2. I was writing a paper for my english class, and this information helped me so much! thank you!

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