Friendship in Khaled Hosseini’s Novels

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Friendship in Khaled Hosseini’s Novels
Family, political situation, violence, and education are all elements that affect friendship. These points are explored in two novels by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner. In each of these novels, the friendships formed by the main characters are in some way influenced by the factors of family, political situation, violence, and education.
Family impacts how friendship plays out in both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. The Kite Runner is a novel about Amir, a young boy in Afghanistan, and the friendship he forms with Hassan, who is the servant of Amir’s family (and also, unknown to Amir, his own brother; Amir’s father, Baba, is also the father of Hassan). A...
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..... been trained to think about by our family, by our understanding of politics, by the violence we see around us in our daily lives, and by the kind of education that we have. However, in Afghanistan it is difficult to be friends with someone in this way. That is why it is no wonder that, for Amir, real friendship only begins when he comes to America, where the influence of these external factors on friendship is cut down by the fact that people are more committed to their own individual development and well-being.
References
Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns. New York: Penguin
Group, 2007
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. Toronto: Doubleday Canada
Trumbull, Henry Clay. Friendship the Master-Passion. New York:
Charles Scribner, 1912