"Kite runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • Baba is born

    In the book, it states,"In the year, 1933 Baba was born"(24). The era that baba was born has a great impact on many things in the story. One thing is that his view on politics may be very diffrent from what they used to be.
  • Hassan is born

    In the Kite Runner, Amir states, "It was in that small shack that Hassan's mother, Sanaubar, gave birth to him one cold winter day in 1964" (6). This is an important event, because it signifies the first day of amir, and hassans relationship.
  • Baba opens orphanage.

    When Amir was talking about his father he mentions "In the late 1960's, when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage" (13). This shows that baba is a genorous person who wants to be helpful. He continues to show this throughout the rest of the story by giving to people in need.
  • Assef hurts hassan

    When hassan gets raped and amir thinks ot himself "I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba."(77). This incident in the book was a turning point. It's what caused Hassan and Ali to leave and Amir to feel guilt
  • Assef goes to Amirs birthday

    At amirs 13th birthday, "Assef [came] with his parents" (95). In this event they are describng how Assef had went to Amirs birthday party which was shortly after the incident of what happend between Assef, and Hassan. This also shows how Amir's opinion about Assef has also changed
  • Wins Kite tournament

    Amir finally cuts down the last kite in the tournament and Hassan excitedly says"You won amir agha! you won" (66). This is an important moment for Amir because this is what helped Amir gain recognition from his father, and the approval that he has always wanted.
  • 1979

    Finally after 10 years, "The soviet 40th army invaded Afghanistan trying to enforce a communist goverment"(2)
  • Baba & Amir escape

    Amir explains the situation in which he and Baba leave when he says, "There were others, in all about a dozen, including Baba and me, sitting with our siutcases between our legs, cramped with these strangers in the tarpaulin-covered cab of an old Russian truck" (Hosseini 110). This quote explains Amir's situation and how he feels uncomfortble and awkward with these stragners and the unfortunate situation.
  • Move to America

    Baba and Amir both "loved the idea of America" (125). This is an impactful event in the story. Afghnistan had become to dangerous to live in so they have no option but to move to america. During this change in the book we see a great shift in power, and socioeconmic status,
  • Amir meets General Taheri

    In 1984 Baba introduces Amir to, "General Taheri" (138). This quote has a big impact on the plot of the rest of the book. It is important because the taheri's will be a part of his life for the rest of his life. This is also the start of Amir and Soroyas relationship.
  • Baba gets cancer

    Baba gets cancer even though it only "started with a hacking cough and sniffles" (153). This quote is important because Baba has played a very valuable role in the book which has had a great impact on Amir. This later affects the whole entire outcome of the plot.
  • Baba dies

    When amir helps baba to bed, and tells him he will bring him his morphine Baba says "There is no pain tonight." (193) These are Baba's last words that he had said to amir before he had passed away. Baba died happily knwing that at least one of his son's is happy.
  • Amir marries Soroya

    When amir was talking about him self and he says "Since he's married to Soraya now, Amir learns a few things about the Taheris"(174). This quote show the start of the marrige of amir and Soroya. This is an important event because soroya will play a key charachter later in the book
  • Amir Writes First novel

    When talking about life with Soraya, Amir states, "In the summer of 1988, about six months before the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan, I finished my first novel" (182). This shows that Amir has been working really hard to become a writter. His hard work has now payed off and his book was published, which was an important time in his life.
  • War ends

    After peace talks moderated by the united nations the last Soviet troops left Afghanistan In Febuary
  • Getting support

    by the end of 1194 Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers.
  • Taliban

    As the taliban were regrowing," By 1996 had taken control of Afghanistan, imposing strict enforcments"(3)
  • Rahim Kahn calls Amir

    When talking to Soraya about a call Amir got, he states, "Rahim Khan is very sick" (191). This phone call starts Amir's journey to Afghanistan, where Amir will find and save Hassan's son (also his nephew). This is the beginning of a great series of obstacles to save hassans son from afghanistan and bring him back to america, to live with him
  • 9/11 attack

    The united states became invloved with Afghanistan,"since 2001, when it led an invasion after the september 11 attack by alqada"(1)
  • Dislodgin Al Qaeda

    The 200q invasion succeeded in dislodging Al Qaeda and remvoing the Taliban from power
  • New goverment

    After a need international leader," Mr. Karzai was elected to a five year term as president in 2004"(3)
  • More troops

    Obama annouced his plan to deploy 30,000 additional troops
  • Obamas plan

    president obama annouced,''United stats will have forces in the country until at least the end of 2014"
  • Finally strong enough

    Officals have acknowledged that the 2014 date was based on the presuption the american military would be succesful
  • Amir Graduates from highschool

    In the summer of 1983, " Amir graduated from highschool" (131). This event is important because it shows how much Amir has been able to grow ever since he has moved to america. It also signifies the start of Adult hood and making his own decisons.