Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good or Bad

In your opinion, did the ending disappoint you in it's vague and open ending? Or were you satisfied by how it was ended?

45 comments:

Mikel said...

I think it was an appropriate ending to a very heat felt novel. As I've stated before the kite runner was crazy and i was expecting i crazy ending to fit. I was very pleased by the ending.

The Joe Brown Experience said...

yeah I was pretty satisfied with the ending but I was wondering what if Assef followed Amir into America, that would be shocking and it would fit right along with the story. It leaves a lot of what-if's.

Drew Brenner said...

I think that the ending was very appropriate for this story. This novel is not meant to have a "happy" ending. This novel is supposed to reflect real life. In real life, a little kid who had been raped isn't suddenly going to be happy. He is going to have post traumatic stress disorder, depression, etc.... Not only was Sohrab raped, but he also saw both of his parents get executed.

He also probably feels out of place living in such an "extravagant" manner than what he was accustomed to. The reality is, that no one could help but be somewhat suspicious and distrusting.

MichaelSeidl said...

I thought that the ending to the book sucked compared to the rest of the novel. I think that the author could have chosen a better route to take. The ending was dull and i think that the rest of the book was leading up to the event with Amir/Assef/Sohrab and then it just started to go downhill right after Sohrab is rescued. I think that it would of been better for the author to kept the hype and adrenaline in the ending.

Jake Hulsey said...

I think that the ending was left open for the reader to assume Amir brought Sohrad back to America. I was satisfied with it being inconclusive because it allowed me to assume what I thought was going to happen but at the same time doesnt leave me confused. There are many different things that could have happened but after all the drama that went on it was good to be able to assume the best.

Mike Childs said...

Well Jake keep in mind, they did bring him back to America. I mean Soraya didn't fly to Pakistan to live with them. So what other logical choice could there have been for her coming into the picture? Pay attention a little more Hulsey!

09dparker said...

The ending of the Kite Runner wasn't a bad one ending but it wasn't a good ending either. It was plain and easy to think of. The last scene was good because when Amir ran to go get the kite he said the same thing to Sohrab as Hassan said to him when they were young.

zach ackerman said...

The ending of the story was a disappointment to me. I thought that with how detailed the story was the ending could have been more clarifying and been more specific. I think the author left it for you to somewhat decide what happened.

Cameron said...

No, the ending did not disappoint me in it’s vague and open ending. I was satisfied because the reader learns that the child is taken care of and that Amir redeemed himself from his past sins. I believe that it is up to the reader to decide the rest of the story if there wasn’t enough information on it.

Kwells09 said...

i feel that by leaving the story open it allows you to make up your own ending. which is best for this type of story.

Kevin Gorman said...

After reading The Kite Runner I enjoyed the entire book except the ending. When the book ended I said to myself, "That's it." I agree that it is an appropriate ending to what had happened earlier in the story but I wish that the author would have said a little bit more, or given us hope that Sohrab would soon become comfortable with Amir in America. It just wasn’t the ending I expected, and didn’t seem to be a fitting end to such a powerful book.

Joey Barrick said...

I agree with Drew Brenner on this. After such a traumatic story, the ending isn't going to be a happy one. I did think the ending was a little cheesy, though. I don't think a boy could not speak for an entire year. After a while he would have to break down and say something. Other than that, the rest of the ending was appropriate for the story.

Stefan said...

I think that the ending was good in a way. It leaves it up to your imagination to how the life of Soraya, Amir, and Sohrab went. The ending has a nice image of Sohrab and Amir flying kites. It ends with Amir teaching Sohrab how to battle with the kite. It is something Amir wanted to do to make up for his horrible past with Hassan. It is only fitting that it end that way.

CJones said...

I was very satisfied with the endding to this novel. The author leaves you with your sence of imagination for you to use to think about what has happend to all the charicters.

Julian Jimenez said...

I wasn't that disappointed with the ending of the book, but I think that there could have been a little more to it. I liked the idea that you can think up of what is going to happen to Amir and Sohrrab in America but it feels small to what has happened throughout the whole book. It should have told us at least what happened to them and how they are living instead of just leaving us off at them two flying a kite.

Brian Petroski said...

The ending I thought was ok. I think they could have done a better job with it but I also think it made a good point to kind of sum up the story. I did like how they were flying kite but I believe that that did not have to be the last thing. They could have went a little farther with it and made it better.

Antonio lor brova said...

It was overall a good ending. The ending of Sohrab and Amir happy and them being in america flying kites was the perfect seen. Amir proved that he had heart to go rescue Amir from Kabal.

RyanSmith said...

The ending was alright. I think they tried to symbolize that Sohrab opening up to Amir was like Hassan forgiving Amir , like a new beginning.

Owen Doane said...

The ending of The Kite-Runner was somewhat disappointing, but at the same time its open ended closing left the reading to think of how Amir and Sohrab's life in America would turn out. To me personally, I would've liked to seen how their new life as a family turned out to be. At the same time I understand why the author ended the book in such a way. This leaves the audience to think about things for themselves and rather than giving it a happliy ever after feel it makes the story feel more life-like.

Zuri Thorpe said...

I thought the ending to the novel was good the only thing that was kind of disapointing was that Sohrab didn't really show a miniamal if any progress or sign that he was beginning to open up. He was still just standing around like he was lost and almost at times that he didn't want to be there. That was the only point that i wish was different.

RJ Schmitz said...

I wasn't satisfied with the ending of the book. I think that ending showed that Amir thought he had made up for what he did to Hassan but it doesn't give a good insight as to what happens with Sohrab after he settles down in America.

floridaboycraig said...

I was very satisfied with the ending of the kite runner. I thought it ended well based on everything bad that happened in the beginning and middle of the novel. After everything Amir went through in the novel, the ending shows that everything Amir has done was for a purpose to lead to the good ending.

zach schwartzman said...

I was completley satisfied with the ending to this very adventorous and thrilling novel. I feel this way becasue it really leaves the reader a lot of room for creativity and imagination to wonder what is going to happen with Amir's life in America.

Andrew Cosgrove said...

The ending of the Kite runner was very satisfying because it ended with Sohrab saving Amir’s life just like the way the Hassan saved his a while ago. Amir was able to deal with his sins by saving Sohrab and giving Sohrab a new life.

ryankwasnik said...

I would have to say that I am pleased with the ending. I thought that it would be a little better compared to the book thou. I am glad that he made it back to America, which is where he should have been well before that.

Kirby Riehl said...

After reading The Kite runner i thought the ending was very appropriate. I think so because, the story ended with Amir happy, happy with what he loved to do in his past. He was showing the boy what Hassan and him used to do back in Afghanistan. Thats why i thought it was a good eneding

Mike Sipes said...

The ending was kind of disapointing. After they leave the story gets boring because of the sences in America. They needed to add more details about what happened in Afganistan.

Dirty Pete said...
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Dirty Pete said...

After reading this long deep novel and getting attached to the characters I felt as if the ending was a little disappointing. Although it does imply a happy ending and a hopeful future, I naturally was curious about what happened down the road.

Babdo said...

I was very satisfied with the way this book ended. I enjoy making up my own opinion on how the ending should be. I like to think that the relationship between the boy and the family works out. But in the same way I would hope that it would not end all happily and that there was some conflict. But, all in all I very much enjoy the fact that I can make up my own ending.

Leroy B.III NFL32 said...

The ending of the book left me stuck. To me it was kind of leaving the viewer in a think tank. It could have been a more enjoying ending that makes everyone happy but with this book I guess the ending fits the book.

kicker said...

I thought that the ending was a little disappointing because it did not really explain how Amir and Sohrab ended up. It did make it seem like there could be a second kite runner and that would be cool.

Mike Cole said...

The ending left a lot of things up in the air, which would require the reader to use his imagination on what actually happens to Amir, Sohrab and Soraya. It was the right way to close the story, the author could have explained what happened to them in a bit more detail, but I think his intention was for you to have to imagine it.

Cody Steward said...

Yes, the fact that the ending was vague and left a lot open to question about was disappointing. You'd think they would at least add a little about how Sohrab adjusted to life in America if he ever did, and if he ever goes on to bigger things (as in a high ranking job or anything).

Vincent Peck said...

I believe that the ending of this story was a very appropriate. The reason i think this is appropriate is because; it had a realistic and serious ending, because this was a serious story. And also because i think it would be lame if it had a happily ever after ending because that is how most fictional stories end, and this was a dramatic emotional, unique story.

nick price said...

The ending to the novel seemed to fit along with the storyline, which captured realistic emotions and believable experiece, not just fantastic and the all-too-usual happy ending which are everywhere you look in literature and movies these days. It was nice to have a change from what you find in the average movie and book nowadays.

James Raymond said...

Endings in novels that keep you guessing are the ones that keep the reader still guessing and still predicting what could happen as a result. It rather makes you think about reality and how know ever knows what will come for them in the end. This style is very good in that it, me especially, keeps the readers focus.

sep said...

I thought the ending was a little open ended compared to the intense book. I think something more promising or exciting should have happened besides Sohrab just smiling because even though he is a scarred child he could still make the readers feel happy at the end by being more responsive to the kite, since the kite was a very important part of the entire novel.

rob nicholl said...

I agree with Drew, after reading this book you couldn’t expect to have a wonderful ending to a child who was raped as a child. I think it would have been more satisfying if Assef was killed that way we would know that he would not harm anyone else.

st.joe#9Artis holt said...

No it was ok how the book ended it was just right for this story. Surprisng book with a surprising ending.

Chris Bodan said...

The open ending seemed appropriate. It was a story that reflected upon itself several times. It was almost suspected to have an open ending since the story that Amir handed his father was open ended. Though I was mildly disappointed in not having a definite ending, I would feel as if the author was breaking a grand pattern to give me what I wanted if he had gave a different ending.

Corey Landon-09 said...

There is some many ways I feel that you could of ended this novel. There is a lot of things going on in this book that everyone would like to come to a conclusion at the end but they just all cant. The ending was good because the book did not lead me on so I know how it is going to finish. But it also didn’t confuse me at the end like most books do. The book end just like it started with Amir running for the kite.

ttk said...

I think that it was a very conservative ending in the sense that it didn’t surprise anyone who read it. The ending also undertook a symbolic meaning because there was Sohrab "kite running" with Amir. That was one of Amir's and Hassan's favorite activities.

Joe Dingle-EL said...

I thought it was a good ending for the novel because it was a happy ending. All the hell that was raised in the beginning it had to end on a good note. For example Amir finally was re leaved and Sohrab was home with his real family .

Kevin Curley said...

I thought the ending was a happy ending, or as happy as it could have been under the circumstances of the book. If it ended to happily then it would have been contradictory to what the story was all about.