The Kite Runner Exemplars Introduction

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The Kite Runner Exemplars


  • To get your paper off to a great start, you should try to have a first sentence that engages your reader. Think of your first sentence as a hook that draws your reader in. It is your big chance to be so clever that your reader can’t stop.

  • Next you should introduce the topic of your paper. In The Kite Runner essay the focus is themes and your understanding of two in particular. Make sure that the reader is aware of what you believe these two to mean.

  • Next you should provide a well rounded introduction to the novel, never assume the reader of the essay has read the novel. This is a tricky area because you don’t want to give too much summary, but you also want to get the main plot elements across to the reader.

  • Your thesis should appear towards the end of your paper.

  • A thesis is one sentence that states the focus of your paper as specifically as possible. It should be a sentence that contains all the key elements, novel title, author, chosen themes and the key characters.

A Sample Essay Intro
It is said, “There is no greater love than to lay one’s life down for one’s friend”. These words were spoken by a man who truly practiced what he preached, Jesus. Jesus demonstrated this by dying on the cross to forgive the world of its sins and to show his love. In society, many fail to understand and correctly interpret the message of love and sacrifice Jesus sent to the world. There are many times in life when people have to make sacrifices for the benefit and love of others. Most times these sacrifices are hard to make, but it is the difficulty that is overcome that shows their love for a person. In 2003, Khaled Hosseini wrote the novel The Kite Runner which revolves around the theme of love and sacrifice. The novel begins in the peaceful times of Kabul, Afghanistan with the young Amir and his playmate and servant Hassan. It recounts the struggles between his wealthy father, Baba, and the deteriorating friendship between Amir and Hassan, and Baba and Ali. As the novel progresses, it shows the dissolution of the monarchy of Afghanistan and the ethnic tensions between the Hazara and Pastun tribes as Baba and Amir leave their life and friendships to move to a lower class in America. In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini demonstrates the reoccurring themes of love and sacrifice through the characters Baba, Ali, and Hassan. Baba sacrifices his home and reputation so that his son, Amir, can become the man he is. Ali sacrifices his friendship and home for his son, Hassan’s, safety, and Hassan sacrifices his pride and friendship for Amir’s happiness and peace of mind.

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