“Commodification” Of Humans In Husseini’s Novel, The Kiter Runer: A Textual Analysis

  • Shadab Fatima, Tarique, Dr Ghulam Mohiuddin Solangi, Dr Shahid Hussain Mughal, Kainat Ali Abbasi


This study intends to analyse the novel The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini as per Marxist perspectives. It brings forth and gives reasons for the justification of Marx’s notions on which the study is based on. So as to specify the research study, the researchers have studied the work under the light of one of the key terms from the theory of Marxism that is commodification. The study unsnarls that through out the life of Hassan, he had been treated as a commodity in the novel, in order to full fill the materialistic needs of bourgeoisie. The value of a commodity can also be decided by the communal influence the commodity accords to its possessor (sign exchange value).  At present, in capitalist civilization these behaviours are designated to human and human kinship” (Tyson, 2006) the research enlightens how are servants, women, fathers, and even marriage being attended as commodities to achieve personal profit, political purposes and to restore the honour