The Kite Runner

  • 1933-1973

    Zahir Shah becomes king. The new king brings a semblance of stability to the country and he rules for the next 40 years.
  • baba

    in the kite runner Baba, amir's father was born in 1933 which was a peaceful time for them because the rule of zahir shah started his 40-year rule
  • 1934

    The United States formally recognizes Afghanistan.
  • Ali 1934

    Ali the servant starts working for baba as his servant and as friends\
    this shows how much he cares about Ali and how he thinks of him as a friend, not just a servant
    the year that Hassan and amir were born which shows that there might have been a lot of violence during their time
  • 1965

    The Afghan Communist Party secretly forms. The group’s principal leaders are Babrak Karmal and Nur Mohammad Taraki.
  • quote 1

    quote 1
    in this quote, Hassan and Amir said their first words, "mine was baba his was amir."(11). in this quote, the figure they look up to is different and therefore the people they try and impress are different. Hassan's was Amir so he is going to try and be loyal to amir and Amir goal is to impress baba and he is going to do anything in order to get that
  • Hassan

    Hassan was born in 1964 in winter and her mom died soon later in 1965
  • 1973

    Khan overthrows the last king, Mohammed Zahir Shah, in a military coup. Khan’s regime, the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, comes to power. Khan abolishes the monarchy and names himself president. The Republic of Afghanistan is established with firm ties to the USSR.
  • Amir

    in 1973 Amir is telling a story to Hassan and Hassan likes it and this encourages him later to become a writer and this shows that Hassan affects his judgment a lot
  • quote 2

    quote 2
    in this quote, amir is talking to assef and was about to get punched when "assef's eyes flicked to something behind me in surprise and I saw Hassan holding the slingshot"(41)
  • 1975

    Khan proposes a new constitution that grants women rights and works to modernize the largely communist state. He also cracks down on opponents, forcing many suspected of not supporting Khan out of the government.
  • Hassan

    the last time Hassan flew a kite was in 1975 and also the year his life changed forever
  • quote 3

    quote 3
    in this version or paraphrased quote assef asks a question and is proven right, "[you think he is your friend when he won't do the same ]"assef said and then Hassan looks back and I see the face of a lamb"(75-76) this quote shows that even though that Hassan is loyal to amir but amir is not loyal to Hassan and this shows that his socioeconomic status affects the decisions he makes
  • quote 4

    quote 4
    in this quote, after Hassan gets raped he says, "where were you I was looking all over you. saying those words were like chewing a rock."(78) in this quote, this shows that the socioeconomic status effects if he helps or not but he feels guilty because he is actually his friend. so even though he was a coward and ran away he still feels bad about it.
  • quote 5

    quote 5
    the trap had been set and I just hoped he would lie for me and, "baba asked did you take the money from [amir]" Hassan answered yes"(105) this shows that Hassan is loyal to him and is willing to take the fall for him even if it would get him kicked out of the house.
  • quote 6

    quote 6
    here Ali says, "we can't live here anymore"(106) this shows that even though he is a Hazara he can be more powerful than baba. this also shows that baba is affected because Hassan did something unforgivable in his book and he just forgave them and he cares for them.
  • 1981

    Some 2.8 million Afghans have fled from the war to Pakistan, and another 1.5 million have fled to Iran. Afghan guerrillas gain control of rural areas, and Soviet troops hold urban areas.
  • Amir and baba

    in the year of 1981, many people flee away from Afghanistan and so do baba and amir
  • quote 7

    quote 7
    in this quote, baba is at the grocery and he asks for the Id and says, "I have shopped for two years here and now he wants to see my ID. this shows that even though he likes the Idea of America he still has some problems adjusting to this
  • quote 8

    in this quote, he shows his support to amir, "you'll need them to attend college."(134) this shows that even though that baba doesn't understand what education is and why it is important he still supports him
  • quote 9

    quote 9
    in this quote he thinks, "I thought of Soraya's sickle-shaped birthmark, her gently hooked nose, and the way her luminous eyes had fleeting held mine. my swap meet princess.
  • quote 10

    quote 10
    in this quote, the doctor scribbled and said it was weird, baba answers, "cancer?" this shows that even the great baba has unintended consequences. this affects cause amir knows that baba may die and this makes him want to send time
  • 1983

    Although he claims to have traveled to Afghanistan immediately after the Soviet invasion, Saudi Islamist Osama bin Laden makes his first documented trip to Afghanistan to aid anti-Soviet fighters. The United Nations investigates reported human rights violations in Afghanistan.
  • Amir

    amir graduates highschool opening up new job opportunities and new profession opportunities
  • 1986

    The Mujahadeen are receiving arms from the United States, Britain and China via Pakistan.
  • Rahim khan

    Rahim khan goes to visit Hassan and see how he is doing and is informed that Ali has died.
  • quote 11

    quote 11
    in this quote, baba has proposed and Soraya says, "I don't want to start off with any secrets."(164) this shows that she wants to have a good relationship with amir and she cares about him. and she is trusting him to still love her
  • quote 12

    quote 12
    in this quote, baba dies and this shows how he just wants to die, "not tonight there is no pain tonight we left the room but he never woke up."(173)
  • quote 13

    quote 13
    in this quote, Soraya is talking to amir about her profession and says, "at least I am not like him sitting around watching people fight a war for me. I want to be a teacher it doesn't pay much but it makes me feel successful."(182) this shows that even though it doesn't pay much she is willing to do it because it makes her feel like she is making a difference. also, she does it because she likes it and it is the right thing to do to help people live better lives.
  • late 1980's

    In September, Osama bin Laden and 15 other Islamists from the group al-Qaida, or “the base”, to continue their jihad, or holy war, against the Soviets and other who they say oppose their goal of a pure nation governed by Islam. With their belief that the Soviet’s faltering war in Afghanistan was directly attributable to their fighting, they claim victory in their first battle.
  • Baba

    in this baba is at mr.nuegens store and is used to everyone knowing who he is and not needing an id and he is mad and kinda du=iscraced in his mind.
  • war zone

    the article states in 2001 Afghanistan is a war zone and is a very violent and discriminatory place
  • Amir

    in the book, The Kite Runner amir is in San Francisco and he is thinking about returning to Afghanistan and seeing old friends in Afghanistan. this shows that since he is debating he doesn't want to see them because of the past and also during the time period it is a war zone
    the article states in 2001 Afghanistan is a war zone and is a very violent and discriminatory place
  • quote 14

    quote 14
    in this quote, amir is thinking about going to Pakistan and says, "my old friend Rahim khan is sick." " he was one of the only adults I saw as a friend."(191) this shows that even though this is in the future he still thinks about him and his awful childhood and thinks of the good memories and Hassan.
  • quote 15

    quote 15
    I was found my self saying, "for you A thousand times over" 371 this shows that even though he is guilty and he and might not be how he wanted he still thinks of Hassan because Hassan affects his everyday choices.