The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

The setting in the story takes place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States from 1975 until the present day. The main character and protagonist in the story is Amir. Amir tells us about the unique relationship he has with Hassan, a Hazara boy. In The Kite Runner, the novel begins with flashbacks not only to build suspense but also to support his theme of the past's immense effect upon the present. Ironically, Hassan is the half-brother of Amir, a Pashtun. Amir believes Hassan is the son of his father’s servant, never being told he is his half-brother until his father has passed away and Amir is married in America.

When they are children Hassan is ...

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by the Taliban leaving his son, Sohrab to survive at an orphanage. Amir returns to his country to find Hassan’s orphaned son. There, Amir discovers that Sohrab has become the sexual plaything of Assef, the bully who had tormented both Amir and Hassan when they were young. Ultimately, Amir must defeat Assef in a raging physical battle. The rising action in this story is when Amir meets Assef, now a Talib, in hand-to-hand combat. The climax is when Sohrab, like his father before him, saves Amir with a slingshot. Shooting a marble into Assef’s eye so they can escape.

The resolution is Amir recovers from his terrible beating and they get out of Afghanistan and flee to Pakistan. There, he tries to find a way to take Sohrab to the United States. However, even though Sohrab is saved and they find a way to get him to America, he retreats from any trust in Amir or anyone else. It is only when they participate in a kite flying contest in America that Sohrab comes out of his ...

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countries, kites have deep-rooted cultural and historical associations. Kites are also used for military observation and for other scientific and technological research. Popular in American culture, Benjamin Franklin shall always be remembered for flying his kite and his electricity experiment involving kites.

"Kite (object)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier, 2011. 15 Jan. 2011.

Kite Flying as a Sport

In East Asia kite flying is an ancient custom. Kite flying is popular in Thailand, where the sky is filled with a great variety of kites during the spring months. Here kite fighting is a major league sport. The all-Thailand championships are held in Bangkok every ...

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