The kite runner 01 1

Kite Runner

By mel123
  • The Hazaras tried to rise up against the Pashtuns

    but the Pashtuns had "quelled them with unspeakable violence". They sold their women, burnt their home and killed them.
  • Amir's grandfather and King Nadir Shah

    On a framed photograph deer hunting
  • Period: to

    kiterunner

  • Baba is born

  • King Nadir Shah assassination

  • Zahir Shah began his 40 year reign over Afghanistan.

  • A thief stabs Baba's father in the throat.

    (Baba is six at the time). A thief stabs his father in the throat, "robbing Baba of a father".
  • Baba built an orphanage.

    Amir is five years old (interestingly the same age as Ali was when Baba's father took him in as an orphan).
  • Amir is born

  • Amir is born

  • Hassan is born

  • Sanaubar leaves.

    A few days after Hassan is born
  • The German build a hydro plant for Afghanistan.

  • Baba has a break from building the orphanage

    Baba takes a break from building the orphanage, flies over to Tehran for a month to watch the world cup on TV (as Afghanistan doesn't have Television yet)
  • Amir tricks Hassan, by reading his own story.

    Amir deceives Hassan by pretending to read a book but secretly switching to his own story. and making him feel bad for not understanding big words and teaching him incorrect definitions, on purpose.
  • Amir writes his first story

  • Doud Khan ends the king's 40 year reign in a bloodless coup.

    The king, Zahir Shah goes to Italy. While he was away his cousin, , Doud Khan ended the king's 40 year reign in a bloodless coup. "For the next couple of years the words economic development and reform danced on a lot of lips in Kabul. The constitutional monarchy had been abolished, replaced by a republic led by a president of the rebublic. For a while, a sense of rejuvenation and purpose swept across the land. People spoke of womens rights and modern technology. Life went on as before".
  • Hassan gets his cleft lip fixed as a birthday present from Baba.

  • The rape

    " I sawHassan tuna kite for the last time" . The rape
  • The year "everything changed" (Hassan and Ali leave)

  • Hassan and Ali leave

    The year "everything changed"
  • Baba and Amir go back to the way they were before the tournanment

    Baba and Amir's relationship is back to the way it was. The specific event that triggered it was when Amir asked Baba if he would ever consider getting new servants, even though Amir knew it would have happened sooner or later," we were only fooling ourselves".
  • Baba holds a massive party for Amir

    Baba holds a massive party for Amir (more to impress his guests rather than to make it big for Amir).
  • Amir falsely accuses Hassan for stealing his gifts (guilt)

    The year Amir cannot control his guilt, he purposely, falsely accuses Hassan for stealing his gifts( out of selfishness because the guilt from the day of the tragedy is still eating him alive"), but interestingly Baba doesn't banish them away, this shows how much Baba cares about Ali and Hassan, Hassan in particular because Baba's only rule in life is never to lie, he also said if he came across a starving man that sole bread he would not give him any mercy but even so he does not even -
  • Amir falsely accuses Hassan for stealing his gifts (guilt) CONTINUED

  • Communists take over (political event)

    (political event) Communist coup d'état - (when people suddenly riot and overthrow the government) takes over changing their way of life forever.
  • Russian tanks swarm every street (political event)

    (political event) Russian tanks swarm every street, once again changing life as they once knew it, "bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew and marking the start of a still ongoing era of bloodshedding".
  • Amir and Baba leave Kabul to the safer, Pakistan

    (Amir is 18 years old) " Out of Shorawi occupied Kabul to the relative safety of Pakistan".
  • Baba buys an old bus, Amir and Baba start to go to the market

    (Amir is 21 years old) Baba buys an old bus, which they go to the market in every weekend. Not so much for the money but to feel like they were back in the old Afghanistan they missed and barely Remembered.
  • Amir aces all of his education classes.

  • Baba is sick, first signs of cancer

    Baba catches a cold that quickly (over two weeks) became a very serious concern, he began to cough up blood.(Fist signs of cancer)
  • Amir and Soraya get married

    Amir and Soraya get married. Baba is dying, he pays for the whole wedding with his whole life savings ($35,000)
  • Amir finishes his first novel, a father- son story set in Kabul.

  • Russians and Britain learn that Afghans cherish custom but abhor rules.

    " British learned earlier in the century and what the Russians would eventually learn by the late 1980's: that Afghans are independent People. Afghans cherish custom but abhor rules.
  • Soraya and Amir find out that they cannot have children of their own

    1991- Soraya and Amir find out after months of different recommended methods and advice from doctors that they cannot have children of their own ("unexplained infertility")
  • Amir and Soraya buy a house

  • Period: to

    Northern alliance takes over Kabul.

  • Sanubar passes away

  • Amir's flashback of Hassan's loyalty before the tragedy

    Amir's flashback of Hassan's loyalty before the tragedy and his last words, "For you a thousand times over!" said Hassan , " then he smiled His Hassan smile and disappeared around the corner. The next time I saw him smile unbashedly like that was twenty- six years later in a faded Polaroid photograph.
  • Amir goes to Pakistan, Rahim Khan is dying

    Amir goes to Pakistan, Rahim Khan is dying and his last wish is to see Amir. In the phone call Rahim Khan tells Amir , " there is a way to be good again". This is where the novel begins, Amir's last chance at redemption!
  • Amir gets the phone call from Rahim Khan

  • Amir adopted Sorhab

  • Amir and Sorab return to America

  • Afgan New Year

  • General went to Afghanistan

  • The Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan.

    (6 months after Amir wrote his first novel) The Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan.