The Political and the Personal Intertwining: A Study of the Parallel Vision of War in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner
The current paper investigates parallel vision of war in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. Political war in this novel has been paralleled with the internal war of which the characters are suffering from. This study takes up this issue of interconnecting the internal grief and suffering with the political upheaval of the contemporary time analyzing the unusual events behind the sufferings. Focusing on the political instability and consequences of a prolonged war, this research will help reader to identify conjunctions with the loss of lands, culture, freedom of choice and extreme violence by the name of religion that led the characters to an eternal suffering. It will parallel the politics and the personal life in terms of trauma and pain due to the devastating war and also try to express logical statements towards the idea of eternal pain of the wounded memory of the characters, especially in Amir and Baba.
Keywords: War, trauma, wounded memory, Afghanistan, marginalization.
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