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The Examples of Alienation and Estrangement in The Kite Runner, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Scarlet Letter
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Alienation and estrangement can help us in our lives By beingseparate from others we have time to reflect upon ourselves and the way weinteract with other people This time can usually be beneficial for ourperspective on life and can aide us in the growth of our identity This iswhy alienation is a key factor in the growth of the characters in The KiteRunner One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and The Scarlet Letter Thealienation that Hassan Chief Bromden and Reverend Dimmesdalerespectively go through redefines their lives as well as the lives of thepeople around them This is due to the growth that results from theirseparation Hassan from The Kite Runner is a kind loyal and devoted Hazaraservant He was taught to put others before him simply because of hisethnicity Even with his submissive attitude he is still subject to theracial discrimination of other Afghans This racism causes oppressionthrough servitude discrimination by any higher Afghan the sacrifice ofhis childhood to make Amirs easier and even dying while defending a housethat never belonged to him Being raped by Assef is also a form ofdiscrimination as the act itself is belittling and his attackers did it todisgrace him The fact that Hassan never tells anyone also shows that hefeels too inferior for the offense to matter to anyone else He feels thathes not important enough to be worried about The rape of Hassan creates an inner conflict in Amir By witnessingthe crime and not stopping it or telling anyone about it he creates agreat deal of shame within himself He thought that bringing the blue kitehome to his father was more important than stopping Assef He did thisbecause he wanted his father to approve of him and love him more than heloved Hassan He thought that Hassan was the price I had to payto winBaba Hosseini 68 Amir comes to regret this
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