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Kite Runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • Hassan lost his mother

    Hassan's mother left less then a week after Hassan was born "She ran off with a clan of traveling singers and dancers" (6) The action of Hassans mother affected the rest of his life along with Amir, Baba, Ali, and Rahim Khan. Baba couldnt treat Hassan like his son, due to societie's high standards.
  • Hassan's Birthday

    Hassan got treated equal to Amir when it came around to his birthday. He got a very big gift from Baba, "This present will last you forever." (46) Baba treated Hassan like his own son. In the end of the bbok we find out that Hassan was Amir's half brother.
  • Hassan gets raped

    This main event determined the rest of Amir, Hassan, Baba, Ali, and Rahim Khans life. "The winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today" (2). This event is the core of the story and events that happened in all of the characters life. The actions of Assef effected the main characters especially the rest of Hassan and Amir's life negatively.
  • Hassan's last kite run

    Hassan ran his last kite. Hassan had a bad dream "Fauther said dreams always mean something" (60) Hassans dream related to that days competition. Hassan was violeted and he never ran another kite again. Something bad happened that day that Hassan had predicted.
  • Amir's 13th Birthday

    Amirs birthdaywas the last day of peace and anomityny. Baba was no longer mad at Amir for his comment about getting new servants "Things between Baba and I cooled off" (93) Baba got Amir lots of fancy gifts for his birthday. Amir used his gifts against Hassan to get what he wanted.
  • Soviet Union invaded

    Islamic Republic of Afghanastan had known little peace.
  • First Russian tanks come to Kabul

    The war between Russia and the Taliban started the downfall of civilization in Afghanastan "Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death to the Afghanistan I knew...marking the start of a still ongoing era of bloodshedding" (36). The actions of Russia and the Taliban killed thousands of people in Afghanastan. These loses set off a hysteria within the people and caused many people to act out, bringing more unbearable deaths.
  • The first Soviet troops parachuted into Kabul

    They parachuted to assist Babrak Karmal, who had become president in a a coup within the Afganastan Communist leadership
  • Amir graduates

    In the summer of 1983, Amir graduated from high school at the age of 20. That day Amir noticed, "Baba's bear was graying, his hair thinning at the temples..." (131) For the first time in Amir's life, he realized that he was becoming more superiors then Baba. Amir realized the horror that he will need to be taking on more responsibility for himself.
  • Baba gets in trouble

    While in America Baba gets in trouble due to the obvious differences between America and Afghanasistan. Baba got in trouble in a store and Amir had to save him, " He wants my license... Almost two years er've bought his damnn fruits and put money in his pocket and the son of a dog wants to see my license!" (127) Baba is still stuck inhis ways from Kabul. He hasn't realized that in America there isint as much trust and that he needs to adjust to the appropriate behavior of an American.
  • Amir finishes his first novel

    After months of Amir's hard work, he finishes his novel, "A father son story set in Kabul" (182) I believe this is important because ever since Amir was little he wanted to be a writer. However, he never got the support he needed from Baba until Rahimm Khan praised his little story. When Amir's book was published,he truely realized that he was a great writer and this added to his confidence tremendously.
  • Last troops left

    After the peace talks moderated by the United Nations the last Soviet troops left Afghanastan
  • Pakistani officers began funneling suplies to mullah

    Pakistani intelligence officers began funneling arms, money and suplies to mullah
  • Northern Alliance took over Kabul

    Different factions clamied different parts of Kabul. War was getting bad in Amir's hometown. "If you went from... section to ... [section] to buy a carpet, you were risked getting shot by a sniper or getting blown up by a rocket- If you got pased all of the checkpoints, that was". (199) People couldn't step outide their houses withought risking getting shot at or killed. Amir's memory of his childhood was no where close to what he saw when he arrived back in Kabul.
  • Mullah Omar was rolling up the warloads

    By the end of 1994 Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers and was rolling up the warloads to the north and east.
  • Taliban provided a haven for bin Laden

    Bin Laden arrived by charted jet at Jalalabad Airport
  • taliban takes control of Afghanastan

    Imposed strict enforcement of fundamentalist Islamic law, banning movies and music and forcing woman out of schools and into all- enveloping burqa status.
  • Taliban arrives

    After hearing the news about the Taliban, Rahim is excited that Afghanastan is finally "saved" but all Hassan can say is "God help the Hasaras now Rahim Khan sahib" (213) Even after Rahim Khan tried on countless occasions to convince Hassan that the war was over, Hassan was still terrified that Taliban would continue to kill off the rest of the Hazarans. Even after 2 years of peace for the Hazarans, Hassan was still worried for him and his families safety.
  • Rahim Khan is sick

    Rahim Khan was like the fauther that Amir always wanted Baba to be. "When I was a kid, he was the first grown-up I ever thought of as a friend" (191) Rahim Khan was the first person, besides Hassan, that listened and appreciated Amir. Rahim is sick and so Amir is going to Pakistan to see him for the last time.
  • Attack on the World Trade Center in New York

    George W Bush gave the taliban an ultimatum to hand over Mr. bin Laden
  • Hamid Karzia was named chairman

    Hamid Karzai, a supporter and relative of Mohammad Zahir Shah was named chairman of an intern government.
  • Sorhab smiles

    On a cool and rainy day in at a park in Fremont While kite flying, Sohrab smiled. "It was only a smile, nothing more. It didnt make everyting all right. It didnt make anyting all right... But ill take it." (371) After months of silence, and not shoing any emotion or interest towards anything, Sorhab smiles. That smile gave hope to Amir that eventually, everything would be all right.
  • Hamid Karzai took office as intern persident

    He hoped to secure peace for Afghanastan
  • Mr. Karzai was elected to a five-year term as president

    He wanted to win the country much-needed international aid.
  • Surge in Iraq

    Gen. David H. Petraeus in command of American forces in Afghanastan, and the pace of American operations stepped up enormously, initially in the Talibans strongholds in the south.
  • General Petraeus took charge of the U.S.C.C

    United States Centeral Command
  • Obama's speech was delivered at West Point

    Obama annpunced his plan to deploy 30,000 additional troops
  • President Obama removed Gen

    McChrystal after contemptuous quotes from the general and his staff about senior administration officials appeared in an article in Rolling Stone magazine
  • U.S will have forces in the country

    The United States will have forces until at least the end of 2014, when it intends to pass responsibility for security of the Afgan government.
  • Amir and Sohrab arrived bac kin America

    Soraya picked up Amir and Sohrab at the airport where she greeted Amir with love and was greeted by Sohrab by silence. "Sohrab shifted his feet and looked away." (358) After attempting suicide Sohrab doesnt speak to anyone. While living with Amir and his wife Soraya all he does is eat their food nd waste their space. He goes around every day saying and doing nothing.
  • Baba decides to build an orphanage

    Amir is describing his father and his work and states, "when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage" (13) Baba tried to makeup for his mistakes from the past by doing good deedes for others. He became known by the people of Kabul for his good morals and ethics.