This project is a literary analysis of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It asks the question, “Can we use literature for more than just personal entertainment, but also in a way that can contribute to philosophy and existential questions?” Can we by investigating The Kite Runner’s main character and narrator’s descriptions of his own life situation find a better understanding of the questions that rises when reading the book. The main character, Amir, is feeling his past weighing down on him because of an event, where his best friend Hassan was raped and assaulted by a man named Assef, all while Amir was a passive spectator. 26 years later Amir is still thinking og the incident, but then one day and old friend named Rahim Kahn calls Amir up on the phone. He tells Amir that there is a way to be good again. Our project goes to investigate these questions, which can be said to concern fundamen-tally human emotions and existence. Is it in fact guilt that has been haunting Amir in all these years, and if so we must ask: “Can Amir find redemption?” Or to use Rahim Kahn’s own words: “Is there a way for Amir to be good again?” By our investigation and interpretation of the book we discuss its usefulness to philosophy.
Through our analysis we discuss Amir’s choices and experiences while we draw on existentialism in our understanding and interpretation. Our investigation goes to show that guilt seems to have a hold on Amir in a way that affect him both mentally and physically. Also, in order to find his way to re-demption he must somehow confront the root of his guilt. According to existentialism Amir must take responsibility for his own existence; therefore, his own actions and all his guilt.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2018|