Comparison Of Huckleberry Finn And The Kite Runner

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In many works of literature there are protagonists who are put in situations where they must face adversity. Often, the protagonists must choose between what is morally right and what is accepted in society at the time. This can be shown through various literary devices studied in literature. The protagonist in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck, and the protagonist in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir, both share similarities made evident through a variety of events that occur throughout their novels. Although Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner may seem to share no apparent similarities, the protagonists in both stories have an inner conflict that is made evident through the use of irony. This is…show more content…
First of all, through the use of irony we see how friendships can be tested as well as made stronger once they endure conflict. In The Kite Runner, as well as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we observe unlikely friendships that prove to be very substantial, even to the protagonists dismay. Amir and Hassan are being confronted by a group of boys who are notorious bullies in the neighbourhood: “In the cup was a rock the size of a walnut. Hassan held the slingshot pointed directly at Assef’s face” (Hosseini 45). Here we see how although Hassan was the one being harassed initially, and Amir did nothing to defend him, the moment they started doing the same to Amir, Hassan immediately intervened proving that he is a loyal friend. In Huck Finn, Huck becomes dear friends with Jim. This is an unlikely pair due to the fact that Jim is a runaway slave and if they were ever seen

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