Voicing the Voiceless: Hosseini's Advocacy in The Kite Runner

  • Binod Sapkota Tribhuvan University
Keywords: history, new historicism, margin, power, hegemony, minority

Abstract

In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini explores the contemporary history in the background of Afghanistan. The text paints an eye-opening picture of what Afghanistan was and what it has become, and vividly describes how the combination of war can devastate a country and people. In this light, this paper, using a New Historicist gaze,demonstrates that Hosseini's purpose in the novel is to account for how the decadence of war has rendered people powerless amidst of violence. Specifically, I argue that Hosseini by showing the predicament of the people of minority and the innocent advocates for their voice. The paper concludes that the wars of any forms become more damaging to the people of margin.

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Binod Sapkota, Tribhuvan University

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Published
2021-03-01
How to Cite
Sapkota, B. (2021). Voicing the Voiceless: Hosseini’s Advocacy in The Kite Runner. The Batuk, 7(1), 65-73. https://doi.org/10.3126/batuk.v7i1.35347
Section
Part II: Humanities and Social Sciences