Once the people of Want found out he was a mutant, they turned on him. People can learn from these tragic events that happened to Hosannas and Davis Storm. Both Novels show how discrimination can lead to death, war and depression. Discrimination can lead to death. In the novel The Kite Runner a man named Hosannas was murdered in the middle Of the street, along with his wife for being Hazard. The Italian’s murdered Hosannas because they thought he was a squatter living in Emir’s house. He told him he was their servant and was taking care of the house while they were gone.
As Ihram Khan is telling the story of Hosannas to Emir he explains that “The Italian’s said he was a liar and a thief like all the Hazard’s and ordered him to get his family out of the house by sundown” (Hussein, 230). Ihram Khan is implying that Hosannas didn’t do anything wrong, he was just looking after the house for a friend. The Italian’s think the Hazard people are liars and thieves so they didn’t believe him. When they told him to get himself and his family out by sundown he argued with them, they shot him in the middle of the street while people were watching.
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His wife, witnessing what happened, ran out into the street and the Italian’s shot her to. Both dead, leaving their son to be sent to an orphanage. Hosannas shouldn’t have been murdered for such a senseless thing like that; he was treated like trash just for his religious views and the way he looked. Similar to The Kite Runner the discrimination in The Chrysalis also leads to death. The best friend of David Storm, Sophie, is murdered by the people of Want for no other reason then that she was a mutant.
The people of Want were hunting the mutants, Sophie has to basically fend for her self ND try to get away from the Want people, “An arrow pierced through her upper arm, but she held on, with it lodged there. Then another took her in the back of the neck. She dropped in midstream, and her body slid along in the dust… ” (Yamaha, 187) is how the Want people murdered her. These people murdered an innocent girl for having 6 toes on each foot. This goes to show how much hate is built up in these people.
Discrimination has been and still causes war between countries and people, this happens in both The Kite Runner and The Chrysalis. When the Italian’s decided to take over Afghanistan, discrimination was everywhere. The Italian’s thought they were better then everyone else in the country. This caused war in Afghanistan. The Italian’s discriminated everyone except for them self. Safes joined the Italian’s because he hated Hazard people. Safes tells Emir that “Afghanistan is like a beautiful mansion littered with garbage, and someone has to take out the garbage” (Hussein, 298).
Safes is implying that Afghanistan is a wonderful and beautiful place with “terrible’ people like Hazard’s and the Italian’s are here to take out the trash. The Italian’s are trying to take over Afghanistan killing anyone who gets in their way; they really hate the Hazard people. They think that the Hazard’s are thief’s and liars and don’t deserve to live in the same country as the all mighty Taliban people. So the Italian’s starts a war in Afghanistan. All because they think they are better then everyone else and that who ever isn’t a Taliban, is evil and deserves to die.
Something similar happens with the mutants and the people of Want in The Chrysalis. The people of Want think all mutants should be killed. The village people find out about David Storm’s mutant powers along with all the other mutants. The people of Want declare that the mutants are outlaws. David Storm and the rest of his mutant friends are forced to flee from the village, where the people of Want, including Davit’s own father, pursue them. The villagers feel that “[A]NY creature that shall seem to be human, but is not formed thus is not human. It is neither man nor Woman.
It is blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God” (Yamaha, 13). This shows how these allege people seem to think that these “mutants” are a threat to their village. They think that they need to take action, so they try to kill them, causing a war between the mutants and the people of Want. Discrimination can also lead to depression. After Safes rapes Hosannas for being Hazard, Hosannas becomes very depressed and stops playing with Emir and never comes out of his room. Emir starts to get very worried about Hosannas, everyone in the house thinks Hosannas is just sick.
Emir asks All “Would Hosannas be able to play today? ” (Hussein, 85). All answers with “Lately, it mess all he wants to do is sleep. He does his chores- I see that- but then he just wants to crawl under his blanket” (Hussein, 85). Showing how depressed Hosannas is after being raped. Before the incident Hosannas and Emir would play every day. Hosannas was so happy before. It goes to show how discrimination can really lead to depression. He was raped because he didn’t want to give Safes his kite. So he was “punished” for not listening to Safes.
If it had been Emir, it wouldn’t have happened because Emir is a Pasha’s, the same religion as Safes. The Chrysalis also shows how discrimination can lead to oppression. David Storm finds other people who have the same power as him; they all decide to keep this power a secret so they don’t get killed. One of the mutants named Anne wants to marry a “normal person”. The group thinks that if she were to marry this man, she would tell him about them. Anne ends up marrying him but sadly a week later he is found dead in the forest. Anne goes through a deep depression and eventually kills herself. Ann.’s suicide was a tragedy, but no one saw any mystery about it. A young wife, pregnant with her first child, thrown off her mental balance by he shock of loosing her husband in such circumstances; it was a lamentable result, but understandable” (Yamaha, 93). This innocent man was murdered by one of the mutants because if she had told him, he would have told the rest of the people in the village, causing the mutants to be murdered. If the towns people didn’t hate the mutants as much as they did the mutants never would have had to kill an innocent man, but they did it for survival.
These Village people of Want think that these “mutants” are a threat, they are so scared of them that they think they must kill them. Anne would still be alive if they people of Want were different, so would her husband. Death, war and depression were all demonstrated because of discrimination in both novels. Discrimination leads to death in both novels, Hosannas is killed for being a Hazard and Davit’s best friend Sophie is killed for being a mutant. Discrimination also leads to war in both novels. The Taliban started a war in Afghanistan because they thought that they were better then everyone else.
The people of Want thought that the mutants were a threat to their village o they tried to kill them, causing a war be;en the two. Depression is also shown because of discrimination. After Hosannas was raped for being a Hazard he stopped playing with Emir and never wanted to leave his room. Anne, a mutant, went threw deep depression after her husband was murdered and she eventually committed suicide while she was pregnant. People need to stop treating people different for the way they look, the way they talk, etc. If discrimination ceased in this world, there would not be as many problems as there is today.