The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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The Kite Runner In the historical fiction book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the author illustrates the story about an Afghan boy, Amir, growing up just before the Taliban conquers. This young boy lives with his dad, Baba, his father’s servant, Ali, and the servant’s son, Hassan. The two young boys, Hassan and Amir, are best friends, and share many of their important life experiences together. One day, Hassan is beaten up by a gang of bullies, and Amir does nothing out of fear. Eventually, the best friends stopped talking. Hassan and his father decide to move out; despite the long history they have had with Baba. The Taliban start to take over Afghanistan and Baba decides to move to America. When they get to America, Baba learns he has lung cancer, but will not go through therapy to fix it. He refuses any medication. Amir meets a girl Soraya, and they get married before Baba dies. Many years later, Rahab, an old friend, calls Amir and requests him back in Afghanistan. After much contemplation, Amir goes to Afghanistan and is surprised by how it’s changed by the Taliban. Rahab informs Amir that Hassan and his wife have been killed by the Taliban, and left a young boy orphaned. As much of a surprise to Amir, Rahab also tells him that Hassan was his half brother. With the new knowledge that this young boy is his nephew, Amir goes after the boy, whose name is Sohrab, and witnesses the turmoil and deprivation of the Afghan people in the process. Finally, Amir gets the boy,…

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