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Transcript of Kite Runner
Family culture is extremely important in the story
Baba taught Amir how to stand up for himself like a true Afghan man
Amir is secularized like Baba
Lessons Amir Learns
Values He Gains
Baba's affection and attention
Cultural Insight Pt.1
Cultural Insight Pt.2
Status is just as important as family
Amir feels that Baba's relationship with Hassan interferes with his own relationship with his father
Baba is against being healed by a
- a Russian, frustrating Amir
Cultural Insight Pt. 2 Quotes
“Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini 77).
"'I don't care where he was born, he's
," Baba said, grimacing like it was a dirty word... 'I swear on your mother's face I'll break his arm if he tries to touch me'" (Hosseini 155).
The Kite Runner
By: Paul Gaper, Ivory Vang, Tiger Nguyen, Michelle Joseph
Importance of his family
The ability to stand up for yourself and others
Act of forgiveness
The balance of life
The Journey of Amir and Baba
"I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with the pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night" (Hosseini 359).
"Baba, have you ever thought about getting new servants?" (Hosseini 89)
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Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003. Print.
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Hosseini, Khaled. "How Is the Afgan Culture or Traditions Shown in The Kite Runner." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
Quote from a Relevant Article
"Honour in Afghan culture defines the reputation and worth of an individual, as well as those they are associated with."