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any ideas of how resistance is seen in the kite runner?

writing an essay and cant find any legitimate interpretations which are easy to back up lmao
Original post by kez20
writing an essay and cant find any legitimate interpretations which are easy to back up lmao

Resistance can take may forms, perhaps you can allude to the title "The kite runner", which could show that despite Amir's cruel and selfish behaviour to Hassan he is still the central point, in a way, in Amir's life and also Hassan may be resisting by staying true to himself and his nature as an archtypal loyal friend, for example in the pomegrammate scene, Hassan doesnt lower himself to Amir's level and we later find out that Hassan knew Amir watched him be assaulted and yet he still tretas mir with love and respect, dieing to protect his home. Sohrab is also a sign of resistance in a way, as he survives, despite the horrible things that happened in his life and him becoming selectively mute is basically a traumatised child trying to take control. First one could should contemplate the meaning of resistance, it means to refuse to accept or comply with something and it can be applied to many chracters. Amir resists the idea that he wronged Hassan for a long time and by the end through moments of anagnorisis and character development via his redemption arc, he accepts his crucial part in Hassan's demise. Amir also resists against Baba by not being like s atereotypical Afghan boy, he likes writing stories etc , but this resistance is nuanced, he does so unpurposefully, as his desire to achieve Baba's love is unhealthily great, he again resists by refusing to follow the cultural norm and mary Soraya, a ruined girl in their eyes due too a past mistake made. Soraya also resists be refusing yyo accept society's veiw of her .Assef to resists, by totally ignoring moral and lawful conduct and behaviour and being evil throughout, both as an adult and a child , he hurts Hassan and Sohrab, who are symbols of goodness and hope and he is remorseless. More largely there is the cultural resistance between the Hazaras, Shias and Sunnis, Pashtuns and also historically there is both reistance in regards to the Soviet invasion and the Taliban.Baba also resists when he refuses to let a woman be assaulted on their escape to America. Raheem khan also resists, by doing the unexpected to Amir and making him redeem himself, in abid to be good again. I hope this helps 🙂 These are just my own ideas, and the examples I have given can all be backed up with evidence but if you want more help etc, dont know if you have but you could take a look at litcharts , spark notes...
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Original post by Chickenunicorn17
Resistance can take may forms, perhaps you can allude to the title "The kite runner", which could show that despite Amir's cruel and selfish behaviour to Hassan he is still the central point, in a way, in Amir's life and also Hassan may be resisting by staying true to himself and his nature as an archtypal loyal friend, for example in the pomegrammate scene, Hassan doesnt lower himself to Amir's level and we later find out that Hassan knew Amir watched him be assaulted and yet he still tretas mir with love and respect, dieing to protect his home. Sohrab is also a sign of resistance in a way, as he survives, despite the horrible things that happened in his life and him becoming selectively mute is basically a traumatised child trying to take control. First one could should contemplate the meaning of resistance, it means to refuse to accept or comply with something and it can be applied to many chracters. Amir resists the idea that he wronged Hassan for a long time and by the end through moments of anagnorisis and character development via his redemption arc, he accepts his crucial part in Hassan's demise. Amir also resists against Baba by not being like s atereotypical Afghan boy, he likes writing stories etc , but this resistance is nuanced, he does so unpurposefully, as his desire to achieve Baba's love is unhealthily great, he again resists by refusing to follow the cultural norm and mary Soraya, a ruined girl in their eyes due too a past mistake made. Soraya also resists be refusing yyo accept society's veiw of her .Assef to resists, by totally ignoring moral and lawful conduct and behaviour and being evil throughout, both as an adult and a child , he hurts Hassan and Sohrab, who are symbols of goodness and hope and he is remorseless. More largely there is the cultural resistance between the Hazaras, Shias and Sunnis, Pashtuns and also historically there is both reistance in regards to the Soviet invasion and the Taliban.Baba also resists when he refuses to let a woman be assaulted on their escape to America. Raheem khan also resists, by doing the unexpected to Amir and making him redeem himself, in abid to be good again. I hope this helps 🙂 These are just my own ideas, and the examples I have given can all be backed up with evidence but if you want more help etc, dont know if you have but you could take a look at litcharts , spark notes...

thank you so much!!! this has helped a lot :smile:

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