Kite Runner Reflection

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“I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975.” The Kite Runner is a story about a man’s childhood and things that took place in his life like guilt, betrayal, forgiveness, love, and redemption which changed his whole life forever. Before he went through the life changing experience, Amir was a normal Afghani boy who had a best friend whom he had grown up with. Hassan, his best friend, was Hazara which made him a target for all the neighborhood boys, especially when the king was overthrown. One boy that tortured him the most was Assef. He was their main tormentor, and took the most pleasure from torturing Hassan and Amir.
The story goes straight to winter where all the kids are preparing for
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Amir took part in it as a competitor in order to make his father proud of him, and Hassan was the designated kite runner because of his talent of knowing exactly where the kite was going to be. As the kites were cut down one by one, Amir finally cut down the last kite which began the real chase for the trophy. Hassan began running for it and promised to bring it back for Amir. After putting away his kite, Amir began looking for Hassan and the prize that awaited him. What he found instead in an alleyway, was a horrific scene that would never leave …show more content…
Amir ends up fighting Assef, something he didn’t have the courage to do earlier, and almost died except for Sohrab’s intervention of using a slingshot to blind Assef in one eye. After Amir’s stay in the hospital for almost a month, he decides to adopt Sohrab, and manages to bring him to America despite all of the legal difficulties. While in America, Sohrab acts mute until one day when a kite fighting competition takes place and Amir tells stories of how good Hassan was. The story ends with Amir running for the trophy kite to give to Sohrab.
Some things that I learned from this book was that the 1970s to the 2000s was a difficult time to be in Afghanistan because of the Taliban and the way the people took matters into their own hands. In the book there was an adulterous couple and instead of going to the law enforcement, the Taliban people dug two holes, forced them into the holes and stoned them to death. They formed their own twisted version of justice when they committed these acts. Throughout the book, cars, and movies were mentioned and towards the end even phones were used which meant that they were not technologically

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