The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner was written by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan.It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do Pashtun boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who was haunte
d by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. Twelve year old Amir was desperate to win the approval of his father, one of the richest and most respected merchants in Kabul. He had failed to do so through academia, but the one area where they connected was the annual kite fighting tournament. Amir was determined not just to win the competition but to run the last kite and brought it home successfully, to prove to his father that he had the ability of a man. His loyal friend Hassan was the best kite runner that Amir had ever seen, and he promised to help him - for Hassan always helped Amir out of trouble. But Hassan was a Shi'a Muslim and this was 1970s Afghanistan. Hassan was taunted and jeered at by Amir's school friends; he was merely a servant living in a shack at the back of Amir's house. Although Hassan was loyal to Amir, Amir hurted Hassan again and again. Amir’s behavior could really be called "mean"， I believe， but every reader will forgive him. Because everyone's heart has a Amir，he is timid, sensitive and filled with jealousy. But Amir had a moral sense than any other people, he was strict with himself. Because of this, when he couldn't resist the temptation and had to do something that hurt the loyal hassan , he would never forgive himself for the betrayal of hassan. At last ,he tried to adopted the orphan of Hassan so that he got the final redemption Compared with Amir ， Hassan was simple. He was loyal and kind. Whatever Amir did to him ,he would forgive him. He finally died in order to protect the Amir’s house. He kept his promise with his life :“For you, times over!” After reading this book, I have a deeper understanding of responsibility. This book contains a lot——responsibility, honesty, friendship, forgiveness and so on. Everyone may make mistakes, but the most important thing is to have the courage to take responsibility for it. There were many times that we hurt others because of impulsive thoughts. This book tells us the auther atoned for his crime after innumerable trials and hardships. We can feel his personality charm. The kite，in this book，is family love ,is friendship, is kindness, is honesty. It was an indispensable part in our personality. Everyone has a kite in his heart, no matter what it means, we need the courage to pursue it.
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