Psychology in “The Kite Runner”

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Psychology in "The Kite Runner"
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a worthwhile book to read because it deals with psychological issues in a fictionalized yet true to life world of the book. Amir and his friend Hassan go through an abnormal childhood that stunts their development. These early years are especially important and stop Amir’s ability to deal with his past and his own actions as a child and later as an adult. The book underlines the symptoms of specific disorders like anxiety, depression, mania and bipolarity in an educational and affecting way.
Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is about Amir’s privileged childhood in the changing climate of Kabul. It centers on his very dramatic friendship with Hassan, his father’s...
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.....aracter of Baba has bipolarity to him, where he fluctuates in his temper and his ability to emote. I would recommend this book both because it deals with these issues and also because it is a perspective into another culture. Though the culture is different from my own and this raises a lot of questions for me in terms of psychology, I also think that it lends universality to human conditions. Despite differing circumstances, everyone in the story has real emotions and also real flaws. These flaws are really interesting to study. I think that not only is The Kite Runner a great book, but it is a book that is really worthy of psychological study and discussion.
Works Cited
Hosseini, Khaled. (2004). The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead Books.