Proceedings of the 2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016)

On Home Education Concept in "The Kite Runner"

Authors
Qingjuan Nie
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Qingjuan Nie
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.124How to use a DOI?
Keywords
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, Amir, home education concept
Abstract
The objective of present study was to examine the role home education concept plays in children's personal transformation and how it can affect their growth in the long run. We developed a comparative study of two conflicting home education concepts presented in Afghanistan American writer Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner and explored their totally different effects on protagonist Amir and how they contributed to Amir's different choices and destinies. Our findings indicate self-centered education concept firmly practiced by Amir's father-Baba posed a great restraint to Amir's personality development and induced distorted moral values, which consequently made Amir end up in sin. On the contrary, man-oriented home education concept followed by Rahim Khan, both a mentor and a moral guide was conducive to Amir's personality development and helped Amir accomplish self-redemption eventually. The results show the significance of man-oriented home education concept to one's personality development and personal transformation.
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AU  - Qingjuan Nie
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TI  - On Home Education Concept in "The Kite Runner"
BT  - Proceedings of the 2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 485
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SN  - 2352-5398
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