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Color Representation in the Kite Runner
Transcript of Color Representation in the Kite Runner
By: Cole Arens
The main colors represented in
The Kite Runner
represents energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
represents growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. But also represents the Religion of Islam.
represents depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.
New York: Riverhead, 2003. Print.
toyota pickup truck idled past us. A handful of stern-faced young men sat on their haunches in the back.” (Hosseini 247)
The color of the pickup truck reflected the type of people inside of it.
about their cause. This all holds true because these people are terrorists that are destroying Afghanistan.
“The spokes were gold colored and the steel-frame body
Amir only received the bike for the sole purpose of winning the kite competition, not because his dad
Amir has since he took the Blue kite at the expense of Hassan.
“Soraya and I dressed in
--the color of
, but also the color of
during a wedding is a
2. Represents the
in the future following Amir and Soraya’s
“And then a small miracle. Baba tugged at my sleeve and some thing glowed
in the dark. Light! Baba's wristwatch.” (122)
1. Glowing watch represents
that Amir and his father will soon get out of the darkness.
2. Darkness is metaphoric for Afghanistan and the problematic situations taking place.
“But all I heard--all I willed myself to hear--was the thudding of blood in my head. All I saw was the
1. Represents his
2. Foreshadows how he later “loses his
” by allowing Hassan to be raped, losing his
“I wore a navy
suit I had bought the previous day, after I had brought Baba home from khastegari.” (166)
Wore this suit when going to the
(ceremony for giving word) because he was full of
All in all colors in the Kite Runner depicted significant themes and events in the life of the main character Amir, and the colors elaborated the text and told an unwritten story.