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Conflict in Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner"
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Conflict in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; Amir, the central character and the protagonist of the story goes through various conflicts. The author uses conflicts to build up tension in the storyline and makes the text more appealing and engaging to the audience. Conflict in this book plays an essential role in plot and character development. Hosseini uses conflict and tension to bring out the multifaceted characters in the story. There are various types of conflict in The Kite Runner such as: Man versus Himself, Man versus Man and Man versus Society. Using these conflicts, Hosseini builds tension and anticipation throughout the story.
Amir is riddled with his relentless guilt; He is guilty of betraying Hassan and not doing anything while he was raped. He is mentally tortured and crushed with the conflict between his past and his present. As Amir says ''...It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out''(Hosseini 56), Amir's guilt being in conflict with itself, it also is a major theme in the book as
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