The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner

The novel 'The Kite runner' by Khaled Hosseini is based in Afghanistan with many different themes in it. In the novel there are many different realities that a person might or might not know about. This novel greatly relates to Genocides that happened mostly during world war 1. According to an article, "the genocide is a very specific term, referring to violent crimes committed against groups with the intent to destroy the existence of the group." Similarly, in the book we see that pashtuns in Afghanistan wanted Hazara Muslims too leave their country and later in the novel we learn that when the Russians leave and the Taliban's take over Afghanistan, they started killing Hazara Muslims to get rid of them. In world War 1, the Germans brutally killed Jews because of their religion or some other factor. They were brought to the gas chambers and were then killed with chlorine and other poisonous gases and the other were forced to do hard labour which eventually leads to their death. Their only crime that they committed was that they were Jews and did not followed the same religion as Germans. Similarly in the book, 'The Kite Runner' Hazara Muslims were treated less. They worked as servants for the Pashtun Muslims. Aquote in the novel states, "Door to door we went, calling for the men and the boys. We'd shoot them right there in front of their families. Let them see. Let them remember who they were, where they belonged. Sometimes, we broke into their doors and went inside their homes. And... I'd...I'd sweep the barrel of my machine gun around the room and fire and fire until the smoke blinded me." this quote shows how Hazara Muslims were treated at the time and especially after the Taliban's took over. Although the killing in both cases happened differently, but still in both cases innocent people were either forced to work as servants or were killed brutally just because their belief is different from others. People think that just...
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