In order to free himself of selfishness and cowardice, Amir must go from being merely a kite fighter-someone who seeks glory-to a kite runner, someone who genuinely does things for others.The activity of kite fighting is violent by nature.In its violence, kite fighting represents the conflicts that rage Afghanistan nearly throughout the course of the novel.
Ali is as dear to Baba as a brother; he calls him "family." But Ali still lives in a hut and sleeps on a mattress on the floor.
He tends the garden, cooks, and cleans up after Baba, and raises Hassan to do the same.
At the same time kite fighting is violent, the mere act of kite flying is innocent and speaks of freedom.
Amir and Hassan do not have control over the differences between them; in fact, they are both the victims of a lie, and their relationship would have been different had they known they were brothers.
Beyond their significance to the plot, kites have multiple layers of symbolism in the story.
One of these layers involves the class difference between Amir and Hassan, which largely dictates and limits their relationship.It allows them to momentarily escape their differences and enjoy a shared sense of exhilaration and freedom.The cover of shows a kite flying very high over Kabul. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.One can tell kites are central to the novel just by reading its title, "The Kite Runner." On a plot level, the grand kite tournament of 1975 sets a circle of betrayal and redemption into motion, around which the story revolves.Yet despite their differences and the symbolism of their respective kite-fighting roles, flying kites is an activity that brings the boys together. For many years, Amir feels as though he and Hassan are adversaries for Baba's love.After the rape, Hassan's very existence infuriates Amir because it reminds him of his cowardice.Despite all this, when the boys fly kites together, they are on the same team.They are more like brothers then than perhaps any other time, because the activity is somewhat mutual.Even though Hassan shares in the excitement of kite fighting, he does not actually have control over the kite.Hassan may help the kite "lift-and-dive," but Amir is the one who claims a victory.