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How can one link the themes in Toni Morrison's Beloved with the themes in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner?

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You might look at a few common themes:

(1) Both works deal with the need for unity among groups who are oppressed and the terrible consequences when individuals in these groups betray each other.

(2) Both works deal with the burden of guilt for actions taken in the past.

(3) Both works deal with generations and generational differences--father/son in The Kite Runner or mother/ daughter in Beloved.

(4) The children find their own way to cope with the pasts that were bequeathed to them, and ultimately become saviors of sorts.

These might be some ideas to get you started.

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