The Kite Runner Chapter Questions # 1-25 Essay

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Study Guide Questions The Kite Runner
By: Ashveen Sharma
Assignment 1
1. Amir recalls an event that occurred in 1975, when he was twelve years old and growing up in Afghanistan. He does not say what happened, but says the event made him who he is. “”Remembering the precise moment crouching behind a crumbling mud wall peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. I’ve learned how you can bury the past because the past claws its way out.” Realizing I have been looking into that alley for the last twenty-six years.
2. Amir and Hassan are very different in their social status. Amir comes from a rich Pashtun family while Hassan comes from a poor Hazara family. Amir lived with his father, Baba, in a lavish home in Kabul. Meanwhile, Hassan
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When he finishes, Hassan says it is the best story he has heard. Amir writes his first short story that night.

Assignment 2

2. Assef has a reputation of being wealthy as known as the “palm trees” around his house. Was famous, well-earned reputation for savagery preceded him on the streets. In addition, a huge bully carries his famous brass knuckles and is a sociopath.

3. Hitler killed himself, game over. We are all still alive, and have a chance to change who we are Assef is a socio-path. He is impressed by Hitler. Although Hitler was unable to eradicate the Jews, Assef thinks he can eradicate Hazaras. He of course is threatening Hassan.

4. Hassan warns Assef that if he tries to hurt him and Amir would strike him with his slingshot (inferring from when he says Assef will be known as on eyed Assef).

5. For Hassan's birthday, Baba gave him a present in which would change his life forever. Baba sent Dr. Kumar to help fix his cleft lip so that Hassan would look "normal.” It says a lot about Baba's character in the book. He appears to be the one who puts all differences aside, like social status and treat Hassan like a son. An example would be on page 11: 3&4. Baba reminds them both that they were fed from the same breast, which forms a bond that can only be shared by men that were like brothers. Even though Baba is really close to Hassan, he still sees Hassan as an "odd" person because of his appearance. No

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