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Kite Runner and the History of Afghanistan

  • Sanaubar's Story is Heard

    Sanaubar was a woman of many hopes in a poverty filled life and "she ran off with a clan of traveling singers and dancers"(6). Despite the heart break, Ali soon became accustomed to living his life only for Hassan's benefit and in result Hassan becme a working child. Sanaubar never was accustomed to being with one guy, so she decided to run away in hope of fame and many men.
  • Amir Attempts to Hate Hassan

    Almost every morning in order to ignore Hassan, Amir would," wait to hear the door shut and only then would walk down to eat"(87). Amir's resentment for Hassan had grown in order to blot out his transgressions. Hassan and Amir slowly grew distant, and Hassan slowly became an unhealthy child due to too much worry.
  • Amir wins the kite race

    With the unconditional love of Hasan at his side, Amir was guided toward winning the kite race. With the prize of his kite in his hands, Hassan loudly chanted," You won, Amir agha! You won!(66). Having the big honor of winning the kite race, Amir had finally impressed Baba and gained his loyalty. To top it all of, Hassan volunteered to run the kite around town to show his appreciation and loyalty to Amir.
  • Hassan is violated

    After much struggle and fighting between Assef and Hassan, " Assef knelt behind Hassan, put his hands on Hassan's hips and lifted his bare buttocks"(75). Assef was sick of a Hazara containing such knowledge and strength, so he had to proclaim the throne as the alpha male. Assef's unimaginable serious of actions related to his personal values because how he acted he believed wascompletely right.
  • No Peace

    Even though at one poin there was harmony, "Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has known little peace since 1979" (The New York Times 1).
  • Soviet Union Attacks

    The Soviet Union had held an urge to go to war with Afghanistan for a while and finally made their move when, "The first Soviet troops parachuted into Kabul' (The New York Times 2).
  • Hassan Leaves

    Not being able to continue his daily life after witnessing Hassan's rape, Amir loathes and resents Hassan until,"[He] watched Baba's car pull away from the curb, taking with it the person whose first word had been [Amir's] name"(109). Seeing his best friend leave, Amir had slowly built up pain up to the point where he didn't cry at Hassan's departure. Disregarding Hassan's existance, Amir always dealt with the heavy burden that affected Hassan's whole future.
  • Soviet camp in Afghanistan

    Soviet troop have been at it with Afghanistan troops and there was constant war and fighting, in result, "Soviet troops stayed in the country for more thean nine years, fighting a conflict that cost them." (The New York Times 2).
  • Soviet Troops Leave

    After much peace talk, "The last Soviet troops left Afghanistan in February 1989" (The New York Times 2).
  • Mullah Omar starts a movement

    Mullah wanted to restore order to Islam, "By the end of 1994 Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers and was rolling up the warlords to the north and east" (The New York Times 2).
  • Haven made for Osama

    Often having backup, "The taliban also provided a haven for Mr. bin Laden" (The New York Times 2).
  • Amir and Soraya have a Dispute

    In consequence to Amir's marriage, he had attacked his wife with artillery in the form of words. Their dispute was on selfishness and to that Soraya said," Nor can you blame them"(187). This quote shows an important event in Amir's lfie because it marks a fresh new start to his marriage. Soraya and Amir had trouble having a baby and now disputed over adoption or no adoption.
  • Reunited with Rahim Khan

    After Baba's departure from Earth, Amir was on a quest to find Hassan. With much vigorous search, "[He] found Rahim Khan"(227). They talked of what Amir had missed and soon Amir had found out Hassan's location. Rahim Khan had briefed down on the past 20 years and stated all of Baba's greatest regrets and sins.
  • Amir visits an Important Landmark

    Amir had stepped foot on the soil which his great- grandfather married his third wife. This event was important because it was the start of a new family and "she'd borne him with a son at last"(240). This event signifies the start of Amir's family and their soo to come wealth. If this choice hadn't been made, both Amir and Hassan wouldn not have been born.
  • Al Queda led an invasion

    While the U.S. has been trying to keep its peace, now is at war due to, "an invasion after Sept. 11"( The New York Times 1).
  • New Chairman

    Due to the killing of taliban, "In December 2001, Hamid Karzai ...was named chairman of an interim government that replaced the defeated Taliban" (The New York Times 3).
  • Amir and Assef Reunite

    Amir came to a Taliban hideout in order to proclaim his childhood friend's son, Sohrab. To his surprise the taliban who took him captive was "Assef"(281). In result Amir's frustration quickly grew and he became enraged and furious for Assef ruining his childhood. With a burst of adrenaline, Amir believed he could do anything.
  • Amir fights for Sohrab

    On Amir's quest for Sohrab, Assef announced, "You have to earn him"(286). This strickt slur enraged Amir and soon a battle broke out. To Assef's surprise, Amir was now on the ground and immobile.
  • Amir is saved in a hospital

    Now that he was deported to a hospital Amir, "hurt everywhere"(293). His health wasn't fully regenerated, yet Amir knew his actions had saved a life. Despite being too hurt to talk and think, he knows he had abolished his sins.
  • Sohrab Saves Amir

    Assef had engulfed in a vulgar despute with Sohrab and to his surprise, with a quick unprecis shot, "[Assef] put his hand where his left eye had been just moments ago"(291). Little Sohrab matured into a savior and released Amir from his death. Now that Amir had regained his stamina and balance, he was fully functional and had enough strength to escape.
  • Amir and Sohrab Escape

    Amir and Sohrab had ran, "[Amir] stumbled down the hallway, Sohrab's little hand in [Amir's]"(291). Their bond grew at a relatively fast pace, and sooner rather then later, Amir had fallen in love with his soon to be son. For Amir it was rather hard parting from Sohrab even if it was for the shortest ammount of time, because he didn't wanna risk loosing him like he did Hassan.
  • Letter of Apology from Rahim

    Realizing what he did was rong, Rahim sent a letter to Amir apologizing for his and Baba's dishonesty towards Hassan and Amir. Rahim apologized by saying, " I am ashamed for the lies we told you all those years"(301). Rahim regreted his actions and felt that because he knew what happened to Hassan, he could have changed the whole outcome of Hasan's life. Amir felt his whole life was threathened and built on a structure of lies, but all that guilt was lost due to this letter.
  • Amir requests Sohrab to come to America

    Giving Sohrab a week to answer, Amir had been wondering if he and Sohrab will do well as a family. Sohrab really is scared and doesn't want to go back to an orphanage but is reasurred when Amir says," I won't ever let that happen. I promise you that"(324). Amir really wants Sohrab in American becasue he despises seing his living conditions and treatement in Afghanistan. To his surprise, Sohrab agrees to go and now is delighted to go.
  • Amir had trouble with Sohrab's visa

    Amir and Sohrab now are stuck in pursuing a visa. Sohrab is not allowed in America, yet Amir convinces the manager by saying, "Have you ever promised this child saying you'll take him with you?"(331). Amir deliberately argues, until he has the manager convinced enough to give him an immigration lawyer's number. Soon enough Sohrab and Amir both have a method to America and all the tensions on Amir has been released.
  • Bush makes a request

    President Bush made a request, "Taliban ...hand over Mr. bin Laden" (The New York Times 2).
  • Obama sends Troops

    Obama had troops in Afghanistan for a while and emphasized,"That the United States will have forces in the country until at least the end of 2014"( The New York Times 1).