Kite Runner Research Paper

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The Kite Runner’s Relevancy in the Media When events occur in the world that our country is involved in, we tend to want to know more about the area and about the people where the events are occurring. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, takes place in the Middle East, (where the US was at war for many years) and it delves into the culture and geography of Afghanistan. Since the Middle East has been in the spotlight in the media for the past decade or so, schools teach The Kite Runner now because it is relevant. However, this will not always be the case. The Kite Runner will continue to be read outside of school because it is entertaining and opens readers up to an unfamiliar culture, but it will not be read in school because the geography of the book…show more content…
The Kite Runner won’t always be read in school because it will not always be relevant, due to the geography and culture where it takes place. Currently the Middle East is on the cover of all the newspapers, and everyone knows that there is conflict in that area of the world. This being said, that will not always be the case, and the Middle East will disappear from newspaper headlines, and people will start to care less about an area of the world that has no purpose to their own life. Currently ISIS and the Taliban are an issue, “Young,whip-toting Talibs roamed the aisles, striking anyone who cheered too loudly,” (268). Eventually these organizations will lose their so called, “fear factor”, hence becoming less apparent in mainstream society and media. During the Cold War many people read stories about Russia, because that area of the world had some significance to them. Once the Cold War ended, Russia, and the culture of

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