K.R. Timeline

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  • Amir wins the kite contest

    Amir won the kite contest and he gets congratulated by one of his classmates, ¨I heard you won, Amir...congratulations.¨(Hosseini 68). This is important because his friends and family will think of him as a normal kid. His dad will also be proud and be more happy with him and his success.
  • Hassan and Ali leave

    Ali starts talking to Baba and he tells Baba that he quits and Baba says that he forbids them from leaving and Ali says, " you can't forbid me...we don't work for you anymore." (Hosseini 107). This is important because Baba and Ali were really close and Hassan and Amir were friends for them to split us is sad. It will also make them have to plan out their lives differently.
  • Afghanistan was stable

    ¨Three decades ago, Afghanistan was a stable, relatively prosperous and relatively secular country. The turmoil and extremism that have dominated its history since then can be traced to the 1979 invasion by the Soviet Union and the reaction both by Afghans and by their allies in the United States and Pakistan. ¨
  • History of Afghanistan

    There isn't a lot of information till after 1979, "Three decades ago, Afghanistan was a stable, relatively prosperous and relatively secular country. The turmoil and extremism that have dominated its history since then can be traced to the 1979 invasion by the Soviet Union and the reaction both by Afghans and by their allies in the United States and Pakistan. "(New York Times).
  • Amir meets Soraya

    Amir meets Soraya and she almost made some sort of impression to Amir but he denied it and Baba asked, "really? is that all?"(Hosseini 140). This is important because Amir is meeting people that he can have a good time with and have actual friends. Amir can finally have a life of his own and not have to do everything with his father.
  • Baba gets cancer

    Baba finally went to the doctor after not really the best and having a lump on his throat and it turned out Baba had, "Oat Cell Carcinoma." (Hosseini 156). This is important because this means that babas life is coming to an end and Amir is going to have to not count on Baba for his future. This is also hard for Amir because they were just starting to make a bond in America and now Baba is going to die.
  • Baba dies

    Amir and Soraya where taking care of Baba and he went to sleep and "Baba never woke up".(Hosseini 173). This was very important because Baba dying made Amir have to be independent and not relay on Baba for everything that he does. Babas death also made Amir connect with people from his childhood and find the other part of him that he put away.
  • Afganistan is not peacful

    Afghanistan went through a lot and other countries like America are trying to make it better and worse."Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has known little peace since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. "(New York Times).
  • Amir finds out that Hassan died

    Amir reads the letters from Hassan and then asked where he is now and Rahim khan told him that the guards beat him and than "-and shot him in the back of the head."(Hosseini 219). This is very important because Amir and Hassan used to be close and it was devastating for him to find out that his only friend growing up died. This is also hard on Amir because everyone that he grew up with and around is dying and it is causing him to be more independent as a man.
  • Amir meets Assef again

    Amir was going to get Sohrab and sees a familiar face and it was "Assef".(Hosseini 281).This is significant because Amir never stood up to Assef because he was scared. When he saw Assef again he was scared. It shows that you can never run from your past.
  • Amir finds out that Hassan is his half brother

    After Amir finds out that Hassan died Rahim Khan told Amir that Hassan was his half brother and Amir yelled "All of you, you bunch of lying goddamn bastards."(Hosseini 222). This is important because Hassan and Amir were always close and for Amir to learn that they were brothers was crucial for Amir to learn. It asserts that no matter how many people thought Baba was perfect he still had flaws. It was important for Amir to learn that Baba wasn't perfect.
  • Amir met a man that knew his mother

    Ami and Farid pull over and meet a man on the side of the road and Amir asks if he knew his mother and he says," Yes indeed, we used to st and talk after class".(Hosseini 249). This is important because Baba never talked about his other an for Amir to learn more about his other was very good for his knowledge and to really know what his mother is like. For Amir to learn about his mother made Amir feel more a home and peace with his mother.
  • Missiles Supplied By United States

    After a lot of years of war things go a but worse, "After 1986, the Soviet Air Force was also rendered largely useless by advanced Stinger anti aircraft missiles supplied by the United States to the rebels."(3).
  • Hassans letter

    Amir went to Rahim Khan and gave Amir a letter and in it is said, " If you do, you will find an old faithful friend waiting for you." (Hosseini 218). This is very important for Amir because Amir has always felt guilty about what he did in the alley all those years ago and this was Hassan telling Amir that he forgave him. Hassan also gave him a life update that he has always wanted and Amir felt close to Hassan because the letter brought back the past that he loved and hated.
  • Amir teaches Sohrab how to fly a kite

    Amir buys a kite for Sohrab and goes outside and Amir tells Sohrab, " Watch, Sohrab. I'm going to show you one of you fathers's favorite tricks, the old lift-and-dive."(Hosseini 369).This is important because Amir wanted to find something that Sohrab could connect too and he turned out to like flying a kite just like Hassan. This is very important for Amir and Sohrabs bond with each other because they need to find a father son relationship now.
  • Sohrab Hurts Himself

    Amir just got great news about Sohrab and tries to tell him, bug he walks in the bathroom and Amir, "Suddenly I was on my knees screaming."(Hosseini 343). This is important because Amir was about to go back to America with Sohrab but now they have to go to the hospital again. This also demonstrates that Sohrab isn't happy and needs more support from Amir.
  • Soraya meets Sohrab

    Ami and Sohrab just arrived in america and Soraya takes Sohrab's hands and Amir looks at her and, " had a glimpse o the mother she might have been, had her own womb not betrayed her." (Hosseini 358). This is vital because Amir and Soraya always wanted kids but they couldn't but and for Soraya and Amir to finally get a kid that they really wanted was very special. They can start a family that the always wanted.
  • Amir Gives a Watch to Farids Kids

    Amir got a meal from Farids and his family and Amir gives Farids son a watch but later discovers, " They hadn't been staring at the watch at all. They'd been staring at my food." (Hosseini 241). This demonstrates that Amir never really new what happened to the less fortunate people in Kabul. This is also important because Amir saw for the first time how privileged he was as a kid and how lucky he is to be in America and have his dream job.
  • Amir makes up for his sins

    Amir gets a call from Rahim Khan,¨One day last summer, my friend Rahim Khan called from Pakistan. He asked me to come see him.¨(Hosseini 1). This is important because Amir recalls his memories from the summer of 1975. This is also important because he has still not forgotten where he has come from.
  • Taliban's power

    There was an invasion in 2001 trying to get the power out of the Taliban's hands but things didn't go as planned, "The 2001 invasion succeeded in dislodging Al Qaeda and removing the Taliban from power, but not in eradicating either group. With American military efforts focused on Iraq, the Taliban made a steady comeback, fueled by profits from the opium trade, dissatisfaction with the weak and often corrupt Afghan government, and safe havens in Pakistan." (1).
  • 911

    Afghanistan was highly involved in the attack of the twin towers,"The United States has been militarily involved in Afghanistan since 2001, when it led an invasion after the Sept. 11 attacks by Al Qaeda." (New York Times).
  • America Joined Forces With Rebel Groups

    USA and Afghanistan were not happy with the Taliban, "After the attack on the World Trade Center...President George W. Bush gave the Taliban an ultimatum to hand over Mr. bin Laden. When it refused, the United States joined forces with rebel groups that had never accepted Taliban rule, notably the Northem Alliance, which represented minority tribes. An air and ground campaign began that drove the Taliban out of the major Afghan cities by the end of the year. "(New York Times).
  • Talibin Re-grouped

    America was planning of helping but the Taliban got int the way, "As the American military focus was diverted to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Taliban regrouped and began to extend its influence in the southern part of Afghanistan. Their rise was assisted by a resurgent opium trade, which helped to fill the group's coffers. "(New York Times).
  • The Taliban Resurgence

    There was issues in the military and it lead to this, "They amounted to a daily diary of an American-led force often starved for resources and attention as it struggled against an insurgency that grew larger, better coordinated and more deadly each year."(New York Times).
  • Obama sends troops home

    Obama said that the America would bring troop there but he changed his mind,"In a speech delivered Dec. 1, 2009, at West Point, Mr. Obama announced his plan to deploy 30,000 additional troops. He vowed to start bringing American forces home from Afghanistan in the middle of 2011, saying the United States could not afford and should not have to shoulder an open-ended commitment."(New York Times).