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The Kite Runner

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Emma Stoneking

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Settings Kabul, Afghanistan Freemont, California Characters Amir- Protagonist, Hassan's friend, desperately wants approval from his father
Hassan- servant to Amir and Baba, Amir's best friend, loyal, good with a sling shoot
Baba- Amir's father, has a black and white view of the world
Assef- antagonist, sociopathic bully
Sohrab- Hassan's son
Rahim Kahn- Family friend to Amir and Baba, supports Amir's early writing attempts Themes Literature-
Amir's short stories and later books,
The story of Rostam and Sohrab
Amir and Hassan, Baba and Amir, Baba and Hassan
Amir's betrayal of Hassan
Baba's affair with sanaubar, Hassan's mother
Rahim Kahn's story
Amir's return to Kabul Motifs Kites
Slingshot Plot Childhood in Kabul Life in California Return to Kabul ~Amir lives with his father and their two servants Hassan and his father Ali.
~Amir and Hassan are childhood playmates
~Kite Fighting
~The Incident
~Amir and Hassan's friendship begins to deteriorate
~Amir's second betrayal of Hassan
~War breaks out and Amir and Baba escaped to America ~Amir's relationship with his father improves
~Saturday Flea market trips
~Amir finishes school and becomes an author
~Marries Soraya
~Baba dies of Cancer
~The phone call from Rahim Kahn ~Amir visits Rahim Kahn
~Baba's secret is revealed
~Amir sets out to find Sohrab
~Mystery man is revealed
~Assef and Amir face off
~Amir decides to adopt Sohrab
~Sohrab attempts suicide ~Silent Sohrab
~Kites fly again "It was only a smile, nothing more.... But I'll take it ...Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting." Back to California
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