What would be a good thesis statement discussing the ending of the kite runner and why the ending appropriately concludes the book?I'm not really good at writing thesis statements I always have...

What would be a good thesis statement discussing the ending of the kite runner and why the ending appropriately concludes the book?

I'm not really good at writing thesis statements I always have trouble with them. I will really appreciate it if someone could help :)

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amarang9 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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It depends on what you want to write about. Since you mention the end of the novel, you might choose to focus on either the element of family (namely, fathers, sons, and brothers). Amir and Hassan are like brothers in the beginning, but Hassan is clearly in a subservient role. Amir is the kite flier and Hassan is the runner; this is symbolic of their relationship and the fact that Hassan's father, Ali, works for Amir's father, Baba. However, we do get the indication that Baba does not treat them as inferiors. This should give Amir the education that relationships should not be formed solely on economics or even blood-relatives. Of course, we later find out that Hassan is Amir's half-brother which underscores this point. Amir's only hope of redemption is to protect Sorhab since he failed his friend, and Sorhab's father, Hassan. The switch at the end is the first glimpse of hope in redeeming himself and, more importantly, Hassan's legacy. Amir becomes the runner for Sorhab.

If you're focusing on the ending as this kind of poetic justice/redemption, you then need to think 'what do I want to say about it.' It's not enough to say Amir screwed up and was given an opportunity to redeem himself. You have to ask 'so what.' Maybe focus on the kite flying itself as a ritual; with familial, religious? and political implications (the Taliban bans it in 1996). A kite runner is the symbol of loyalty and the ritual of kite tournaments achieves an almost spiritual significance in the novel.

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