Kite Runner

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Kenzie Palmer
5th hour
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The Kite Runner Essay
“For you, a thousand times over.“ The Kite Runner is a modern coming of age novel, showing the obstacles the main character, Amir goes through during his life. Sophomores at Jackson High should read the Kite Runner because it is a well crafted book, it shows discrimination against ethnic groups in a different culture, and it has various themes.

A lot of people think the Kite Runner is inappropriate for tenth graders to read. They believe it’s too graphic, and describes tragic events in great detail. Some of those events are very violent. These reasons should be taken into consideration, but shouldn’t stop student. Reading this book can give students the chance to deal with these issues in a more mature and understanding matter.

There’s not question the Kite Runner is well crafted. Many factors go into that, such as complications and conflicts that go on throughout the whole book. Instead of just one main conflict, there are multiple. They are both internal and external. These conflicts and plot events will keep you hooked until the end of the story. All of your questions will be answered by the resolution. The story also uses very descriptive writing, which helps the reader get mental images for the characters and events. All of these factors come together to create a captivating novel.

Another reason the Kite Runner is a good choice is that it shows discrimination in a different culture. A lot of people think of black and white discrimination in America. In Afghanistan, it’s even between social ranking. The lower class are servants to the upper classes. Since that it’s shown in the book, it gives a look into a completely different culture. It’s important to understand the different cultures and the struggles they go through. Most high school students only think of American and the races here, but the Kite Runner can give them a new perspective.

The themes in this book also...
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