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The Man Who Makes A Difference

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“His people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence-forces that continue to threaten them even today” (Hower). Khaled Hosseini’s novels have brought many of his readers a different perspective of Afghanistan. Many people after reading Hosseini’s books start to notice this place more and have sympathy feelings rather negative views about it. Usually people believe the media’s information that conveys about Afghanistan as a poverty place but does not specify why they live in this conditions and how those states affect their everyday life. In the two novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, the author Khaled Hosseini wrote the political events that happen in ...view middle of the document...

He is calling attention to readers that this is his values and part of his motivation to write novels.
Hosseini’s parents are put into the characters as Laila’s parents in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Laila’s father is was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and Laila’s mother taught Farsi and history at a high school similar to Hosseini’s parents. Hosseini place this tiny detail to emphasizes the relocated the Hosseini family to Paris when Hosseini was young ("Biography"). Somewhat similar to the Hosseini family, Laila’s family had to move to Pakistan to be in a safer condition. In Kabul, both Hosseini and Laila faced “bloody communist coup and the invasion of the Soviet Army” ("Biography"). The event that happen to Hosseini was he was at a young age was placed on on Laila’s family, proving that this personal experience impacted him. Hosseini’s childhood memories reappear to him and by adding this as part of his novels, it shows how Afghans back then and now are still living in terror. The Afghans would have to be ready to leave their home at any time to be safe since attacks can happen to them at any time. Because of this he can relate and have more empathy towards them due to his past experience being relocating to Paris when he was a child.
Khaled Hosseini’s characteristics and personal events are similar to the character Amir in the novel The Kite Runner. Both Amir and Hosseini love to write and read books, and finally travel to America when they were young (The Kite Runner). Amir’s relationship with Hassan is also the same as to Hosseni’s relationship with his family former servant. Hassan who is Hazara is look down to other people (The Kite Runner). Hazara does not get the same treatment as other people. As a Hazara they do not get the same educational opportunities as Afghan commoners would get. Hassan is one of the characters in The Kite Runner, he cannot read or write just like Hosseini’s former servant. One of the most amazing thing is that both Hassan and Hosseini’s former servant is that they both amazing at kite running. Amir and Hosseini both read and write stories to their friends (The Harker School). Hosseini wrote about the Hazara to show how the past and present of Afghanistan, certain ethnicities still received unequal educational opportunities. Hosseini wants to point out that all races part of Afghanistan should get an opportunity to go to school because he felt that everybody should be treated equally.
Hosseini and the characters Amir and Laila’s actions are similar in what is happening in Hosseini’s life. In the year 2007, Hosseini made a trip to back to his home country Afghanistan, through that event Hosseini witnessed all the...

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