An Analysis of Cultural Root-seeking Consciousness in The Kite Runner毕业论文
2.1 The lack of identity in childhood 2
2.1.1 Reasons for Amir#39;s lost identity 2
2.1.2 The description of race relations 2
2.2 The pursuit of identity in American 3
2.2.1 The way to search for identity 4
2.2.2 A review of Pashtun culture 4
2.3 The regain of identity in Afghanistan 5
2.3.1 The representation of regaining identity 5
2.3.2 Changes in national identity 6
3. Conclusion 6
Works Cited 8
My Analysis of Amirrsquo; s Cultural Identity
in The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego. He is an Afghan-American writer and doctor. His main works include The Kite Runner, The Brilliant Thousand Suns and The Echo of Mountains. In 1980, Khaled Hosseini moved to the United States with his father. He obtained a medical license in 1993 and began to write in 1999. In 2003, he published his first novel The Kite Runner. He has won many awards, such as the United Nations Humanitarian Award, John Steinbeck Prize for Literature, and has been invited to serve as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. According to Chen Feng in cultural identity in Khaled Hosseini#39;s novels,“In the process of creation, Khaled Hosseini expressed his nostalgia for his homeland from the perspective of humanism, that is, using the novel to show cultural identity.”（Chen Feng，2018:158）So I think a lot of peoplersquo;s views on this novel are all about the perspective of cultural identity.
Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person#39;s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. Among The Kite Runner, the hero Amir has undergone tremendous changes on the road to growth. This article gives special attention to the Amir and the Kite Runner from the perspective of cultural identity.
To be specific, the first part was designed to study the loss of Amir#39; s identity. The second part focuses on Amir#39; s pursuit of culture, reflecting the cultural identity by revealing the mitigation of Amir#39; s father-son relationship and the examination of Pashtun culture . The third part is devoted to deep thinking about the regain of Amir#39; s identity in the novel, and tries to find Amir#39; s change of national identity. In the last part, by summarizing the influence of cultural identity in the novel on Amirrsquo; s growth, the author drawn a conclusion to sublimate the theme and promote a better understanding.