The Kite Runner

by

Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner Symbols

Kites

Kites are obviously an important image in The Kite Runner, and for Amir they act as symbols of both his childhood happiness and his betrayal of Hassan. When he tries to remember something happy… (read full symbol analysis)

The Monster in the Lake

On the morning of the big kite-fighting tournament, Hassan tells Amir about a dream he had about the two of them at Lake Ghargha. In the dream there is a huge crowd of people… (read full symbol analysis)

The Cleft Lip

Hassan’s cleft lip is one of his most defining physical features, and a symbol of the economic and social disparity between Hassan and Amir, as Ali doesn’t have money to pay for the… (read full symbol analysis)