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Honors English 10
6 May 2013 Exposition Presentation of: The Kite Runner
By:Khaled Hosseini written in 2001 and published in 2003
while he was writing it the 9/11 attacks occurred
The War in Afghanistan was going on at this time
the US launched operation enduring freedom Genre Fiction- The class of literature compromising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form
Historical Fiction- The genre of literature, film, etc..., compromising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages Exposition- Type of Plot Flashback- When the events or scenes taking place in the narrative are inserted into the chronological structure of the work
"I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned sins." (1) Author's Biographical Information Khaled Hosseini
Born in Kabul,Afghanistan on March 4, 1965
Moved to Paris,France and was unable to return home due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Moved to San Jose and graduated an independence high school
Earned a bachelors degree for biology in Santa Clara University
Earned his M.D at the University of California, San Diego, School of medicine
lives in Northern California with his wife and two kids Historical Background Setting Kabul, Afghanistan
California, United States
1975-2001 Literal Plot The novel starts out by introducing Amir and Hassan as two best friends who do everything together and who were raised together since birth. Hassan however, being of a different race is looked down upon and discriminated by most people. Amir who's mother was killed due to his birth is trying to earn his fathers respect. However his father, Baba views him as a weak son and doesn't accept him and prefers hassan. Rahim Khan who is Baba's best friend creates the fatherly figure for Amir. One day after Amir has won the kite championships hassan goes to chase down his kite. After he gets the kite Assef and two other kids corner hassan into an alley and Assef rapes hassan as Amir witnesses this but acts as though he didn't. Hassan is forever changed by this and Amir feels the need to get rid of him and acts as though Hassan has stole his watch and money. Hassan and his father Ali leave and then Amir goes on to live his life still missing his best friend. Rahim Khan then calls Amir one day to tell him Hassan's son needs help so he goes in order to honor Hassan. Key Characters Amir- protagonist, narrator
Hassan- an old best friend of Amir who is discriminated because of his race
Baba- Amir's father
Ali- Hassan's father
Rahim Khan- Baba's close friend
Sohrab- Hassan's son
Soraya- Amir's wife Work Cited Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.