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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
Relationships-
Amir and Hassan, Baba and Amir, Baba and Hassan
Betrayal-
Amir's betrayal of Hassan
Baba's affair with sanaubar, Hassan's mother
Redemption-
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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