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In History
  • Baba is born

    Baba was ashamed of Amir because he was not athletic or strong, “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything"(20).
  • King Nadir Shah is assassinated

    Mohammad Zahir Shah takes throne
  • Amir is born

    His mother, Sofia Akrami dies giving birth to Amir This quote shows Amir's character development, "There is only what you do and what you don’t do, I said"(202).
  • Hassan is born

    Hassan's mother, Sanuabar leaves Ali and Hassan
    Hassan says to Amir, "For you a thousand times over"(51). This quote proves Hassan's dedication and loyalty for Amir.
  • King Mohammad Sahir Shah is overthrown

    he was overthrown by his cousin, ending "the king's forty-year reign with a bloodless coup"(36).
  • Daoud destroys the monarchy and establishes himself as President

  • Hassan is raped

    Amir wins the kite contest but sacrifices Hassan's innocence to do so, “I thought about Hassan’s dream, the oneabout us swimming in the lake. There is nomonster, he’d said, just water. Except he’dbeen wrong about that. There was a monsterin the lake… I was that monster.(91)”
  • Daud is assassinated

  • russians invade

  • Baba and Amir leave Afghanistan

    "I feel like a tourist in my own country," I said, taking in a goatherd leading a half-dozen emaciated goats along the side of the road.
    Farid snickered. Tossed his cigarette. "You still think of this place as your country?"(231). The Afghanistan that Amir experienced was a lot different than what the majority of the population in Afghanistan experienced.