The Kite Runner

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I learned a few things from Amardeep Singh who is an associate professor of English at Lehigh University. Something I did not notice when I read "The Kite Runner" was that there were references to the 9th century Persian epic the Shahnamah. It is referenced in the story of Rostam and Sohrab. Singh tells the story of Rostam and Sohrab "Rostam is a king and a brave fighter who has a rival named Sohrab. After a series of skirmishes, Rostam mortally wounds Sohrab. In the conversation the two of them have after the battle, as Sohrab is dying, it becomes clear that Sohrab is in fact Rostam's long-lost son ". The connection here between Amir and his father. Something that I realized when Amardeep Singh mentioned

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