Kite Runner Analysis

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The Kite Runner In the beginning of chapter one it starts with a narrator who is telling us an event that occurred in 1975, when he was twelve years old and growing up in Afghanistan. The narrator does not say what happened, but says the event made him who he is. He then proceeds to tell us about a call he received that summer before from a friend in Pakistan named Rahim khan. Rahim Khan asks Amir to come to Pakistan to see him. When he gets off the phone he takes a walk through San Francisco. He notices kites flying, and thinks of his past, including his friends Hassan, a boy with a cleft lip who he called kite runner. In chapter two it takes us back to Amir’s child hood where he and Hassan would climb trees and use mirrors to reflect sunlight into a neighbors window, or they would shoot walnuts at the neighbor’s dog with a slingshot. Amir lived with his dad named Baba in a nice home in Kabul. In chapter 3 Amir mixes his memories of Baba in with this information. Baba was a large man, six feet and five inches tall with a thick beard and wild, curly hair. According to one story, he even wrestled a bear once. Baba did all the things people said he could not do.Amir tries to please Baba by being more like him but rarely feels he is successful. He also admits to feeling responsible for his mother’s death. Since Baba likes soccer, Amir tries to like it as well, albeit unsuccessfully. In chapter 4 The story jumps back in time to 1933, the year Baba is born and Zahir Shah becomes king of Afghanistan. Around the same time, two young men who are driving while drunk and high hit and kill Ali’s parents. Amir’s grandfather takes the young Ali in, and Ali and Baba grow up togetherDuring one reading session under their favorite pomegranate tree, Amir begins to make up his own story while he is reading to Hassan. Hassan says it is one of

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