Kite Runner and the History of Afghanistan

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In History
  • Zahir Khan was proclaimed king

    Zahir Khan was proclaimed king at age 19, after the assassination of his father.
  • The President pays Moscow a 3-day visit

    The president went to Moscow, to sign an economic cooperation agreement with the Soviet Union.
  • Hassan flew his kite for the last time in 1975

    "Usually each neighborhood held its own competition. But that year the tournament was going to be held in my neighborhood. Word had it this was going to be the biggest tournament of the year." (55)
  • Amir turns 13

    The summer of 1976 was the last summer of peace and anonymity. "Things between Baba and me were already cooling off again." (93)Its important because it is described as the last summer of peace and anonymity, foreshadowing that something will happen
  • Amir and Baba move to America

    Amir and Baba move to America
    "Fremont, California. 1980s. Baba loved the idea of America"(125)
    this is an important part because this is when Baba and Amir get closer, but also when Amirs future gets created
  • Amir graduates H.S.

    Amir graduates H.S.
    "That summer of 1983, I graduated high school at the age of twenty, by far the oldest senior tossing his mortarboard on the football field that day."(131) this is important because this is one of the first time Baba shows how proud of he is of his son
  • United Nations intervenes with Afghanistan

    The United Nations investigates reported human rights violations in Afghanistan.
  • United Nations interveins with Afghanistan

    The United Nations investigates reported human rights violations in Afghanistan.
  • Amirs career begins

    Amirs career begins
    "I finished my first novel, a father son story set in Kabul."(182)
    This is when Amirs career begins, and he starts becoming a good writer.
  • Sohrab is born

    Sohrab is born
    "It was Sanaubar who delivered Hassan's son that winter of 1990"(211)
    This is important because this is soon later how Amir could redeem himself.
  • Amirs repentance begins

    Amirs repentance begins
    "I have to go to Pakistan. Rahim Kahn is very sick."(191)
    He goes to Pakistan for Rahim Khan, and soon learns he needs to help Hassan one last time.
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    Baba is born

    "In 1933, Baba was born."(24)
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    Hassans Birthday

    "That early following winter of 1974, Hassan and I were playing in the yard one day building a fort, when Ali called him in." "We'd been waiting for this call all day: It was Hassan's birthday. Baba got Hassan a plastic surgeon for his birthday.
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    Khan makes important changes

    Khan makes a new law that women work, and gets down on opponents also.
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    Amir learns about kabul

    He learns from Rahim Khan that "The northern alliance took over different parts of Kabul."(199)