It tells the story of Amir and Hassan, the closest of friends, as good as brothers, and also experts in the art of kite flying. But just like the kites battling in the sky, war comes to Afghanistan, and the country becomes an extremely dangerous place.
He was motivated to write a page short story about two boys who fly kites in Kabul. The parallels are pretty obvious, but I left a few things ambiguous because I wanted to drive the book clubs crazy.
A lot of my childhood friends had a very hard time. Some of our cousins died. One died in a fuel truck trying to escape Afghanistan [an incident that Hosseini fictionalises in The Kite Runner]. He was one of the kids I grew up with flying kites. His father was shot. Hassan is a successful "kite runner" for Amir; he knows where the kite will land without watching it.
Assef, an older boy with a sadistic taste for violence, mocks Amir for socializing with a Hazara, which according to him, is an inferior race whose members belong only in Hazarajat.
Assef backs off but swears to one day get revenge. Hassan runs for the last cut kite, a great trophy, saying to Amir, "For you, a thousand times over. Hassan refuses to give up the kite, and Assef severely beats him and rapes him.
Amir witnesses the act but is too scared to intervene. He knows that if he fails to bring home the kite, Baba would be less proud of him. Afterwards, Amir keeps distant from Hassan; his feelings of guilt prevent him from interacting with the boy.
Although Baba believes "there is no act more wretched than stealing", he forgives him. Amir is freed of the daily reminder of his cowardice and betrayal, but he still lives in their shadow. Baba and Amir escape to PeshawarPakistanand then to Fremont, Californiawhere they settle in a run-down apartment.
Baba begins work at a gas station. After graduating from high school, Amir takes classes at San Jose State University to develop his writing skills. There, Amir meets fellow refugee Soraya Taheri and her family. Baba is diagnosed with terminal cancer but is still capable of granting Amir one last favor: He agrees and the two marry.
Shortly thereafter Baba dies. Amir and Soraya settle down in a happy marriage, but to their sorrow, they learn that they cannot have children.
Amir embarks on a successful career as a novelist. He enigmatically tells Amir, "There is a way to be good again.
Amir, accompanied by Farid, an Afghan taxi driver and veteran of the war with the Soviets, searches for Sohrab. They learn that a Taliban official comes to the orphanage often, brings cash, and usually takes a girl away with him. Occasionally he chooses a boy, recently Sohrab.
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The director tells Amir how to find the official, and Farid secures an appointment at his home by claiming to have "personal business" with him. Amir meets the man, who reveals himself as Assef. Assef agrees to relinquish him if Amir can beat him in a fight.
Sohrab helps Amir out of the house, where he passes out and wakes up in a hospital. Amir tells Sohrab of his plans to take him back to America and possibly adopt him. Amir tells Sohrab that he may have to go back to the orphanage for a little while as they encounter a problem in the adoption process, and Sohrab, terrified about returning to the orphanage, attempts suicide.
Amir eventually manages to take him back to the United States. In the end, Sohrab only gives a lopsided smile, but Amir takes it with all his heart as he runs the kite for Sohrab, saying, "For you, a thousand times over.
Khaled Hosseini acknowledged that the character is "an unlikable coward who failed to come to the aid of his best friend" for much of the duration of the story; consequently, Hosseini chose to create sympathy for Amir through circumstances rather than the personality he was given until the last third of the book.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini pp, Bloomsbury, £ War and the trauma of the Taliban have made Afghanistan an unlikely .
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens. Read Common Sense Media's The Kite Runner review, age rating, and parents guide. Free Essay: The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini is about a man named Amir who lives in modern San Francisco. He tells the story of him growing up in.
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The unforgettable. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today."—The New York Times Book Review /5(6K).
Jan 08, · Khaled Hosseini, below, is following up his best-selling ''Kite Runner'' with a second novel, ''A Thousand Splendid Suns.'' Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, will publish the book on.