The Kite Runner; A Journey of Growth
The intimate relationship that exists between any ideology and the psychology it produces is what truly defines the main scholarship of the various critical frameworks. Since it cannot exist without an appropriate psychology that sustains it, an ideology as postcolonialism appears not merely as a belief system, but rather as a method of relating to oneself and the other. It involves a complex psychological mode of being to form the identity ¾ the psychology ¾ of both the colonized and the colonizer, and out of this sense springs the concept of ‘Other’ as the official mark on which colonialism depends. The present paper attempts to examine how the ethical and psychological reference of the concept of ‘Other’ participate in the inner growth of the characters of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner (2003) in dialogue with Judith Butler’s human interdependence reading of the concept in her book Precarious Life: the Power of Mourning and Violence(2004).
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