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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.032003.

Jungian analytical psychology into The Kite Runner


Ying Wang

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Ying Wang

Jiangsu College of Tourism, Jiangsu Yangzhou, 225100, China


The novel narrated a story of Amir, a young boy from well-being family in Afghan, and his closest friend, Hassan, a servant. Due to the cowardice of Amir, the relationship between Amir and Hassan had been changed. When Amir reached an adult, he returned his hometown to initiate to pursue the road of self-redemption. Anima, Animus, persona and shadow were the dominating archetypal images in Jungian psychology, which played significant roles in the interaction between individuals and environment. This thesis specifically analyzed the roles of Amir’s father and Amir in the The Kite Runner through Anima, Persona and Shadow to make interpretation of the personality and implication which were hidden in the roles.


Analytical Psychology; Anima; Persona; Shadow

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Ying Wang, Jungian analytical psychology into The Kite Runner. Frontiers in Educational Research (2019) Vol. 2: 17-20. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.032003.


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