Social Groups In The Kite Runner

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Getting entitled to same benefits as others has become very costly in today’s world especially for socially backward classes. However, it is important to understand that there is not a single social group which can be considered worthless. No race is a disgrace to the society. The dictionary defines ‘race’ as “each of the major divisions of humankind, based on particular physical characteristics.” Each social group has a role to play in the development of a country. No matter if it is rich or poor, male or female, popular or deprived or educated or uneducated. Some marginalized communities like Dalits have come out to be extraordinary. Indrani Basu in her one of the online articles about the daily activities going in the country wrote, “Despite cracking what is deemed one of the toughest exams in the world, or perhaps because of it, two brother from Uttar Pradesh are battling casteist stigma in their village.” Here, the two brothers are Dalit. Even though the two Dalit brothers had cracked the entrance…show more content…
Khaled Hosseini in the book, The Kite Runner wrote, “Most Hazaras like Hassan grew up illiterate.” Hassan loved some short stories which Amir would read out to him. However, Amir did not prove to be one of his truest and best friend. Sometimes, he would take the advantage of Hassan’s illiteracy to pull his legs. Whenever Hassan came across a difficult and an unfamiliar word, Amir would tease him all their way back ghome like he did for the word ‘Imbecile’. He never thought of Hassan as his friend and always described him as a Chinese Doll just as his father never mentioned of Ali as his friend in any of his stories. Amir was Pashtun whereas Hassan was a Hazara, a community which was treated as one inferior to the Pashtuns and exploited by them in the name of religion. Religion had seperated the two boys and had created a fault in their

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