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The Kite Runner

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Male friendship -- Fiction.,
  • Social classes -- Fiction.,
  • Betrayal -- Fiction.,
  • Boys -- Fiction.,
  • Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.,
  • Afghanistan -- Fiction.

  • About the Edition

    An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father"s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKhaled Hosseini.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 371 p. ;
    Number of Pages371
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24237802M
    ISBN 101594483175
    ISBN 109781594483172
    OCLC/WorldCa244581471

    Jamila plays the part of the typical Afghan wife and mother. Though Sofia died during childbirth, Amir knows she loved literature as he does. Amir seeks information about her at various points in the novel. He dies from cancer inshortly after Amir and Soraya's wedding. The Kite Runner's most adoring readers and also some of its most critical are Hosseini's fellow Afghan expatriates.

    Similarly, I became attached to Hassan and his father. Amir witnesses the act but is too scared to intervene. I sympathized with him, cheered for him and felt angry with him at different points. A lot of my childhood friends had a very hard time. Why did Hassan still love Amir? He learns to stand up for those he cares about, as Hassan once did for him, and he becomes a father figure to Sohrab.

    Looking at The Kite Runner as a story about culture, however, misses what the book is really about. The core story could be set in any culture because it deals with issues that are universal. Amir tells Sohrab that he may have to go back to the orphanage for a little while as they have encountered a problem in the adoption process, and Sohrab, terrified about returning to the orphanage, attempts suicide. This is a novel about humanity.


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Looking at The Kite Runner as a story about culture, however, misses what the book is really about. The orphanage director says a Taliban official took Sohrab a month earlier.

And Amir's father, Baba, who does not consistently adhere to the tenets of his culture, confuses rather than clarifies things for young Amir. If Amir wants to find the official, he will be at the soccer stadium during the game the next day. Amir tells Sohrab of his plans to take him back to America and possibly adopt him.

After he is raped himself, he becomes a symbol of the brutality that destroys Afghanistan. Because of this, the reader is given a glimpse into the Muslim American immigrant experience. Ali and his son Hassan are their servants, both being of the Hazara minority ethnicity.

Amir searches for Sohrab, accompanied by Farid, an Afghan taxi driver and veteran of the war with the Soviets. Although Baba believes "there is no act more wretched than stealing", he forgives him.

From any angle, The Kite Runner is a tale of love, betrayal, and redemption and it gained an enthusiastic audience from the start. Assef threatens to beat up Amir for hanging around with a Hazara, but Hassan uses his slingshot to stop Assef. At age 18, he and his father flee to America following the Soviet Military invasion of Afghanistan, where he pursues his dream of being a writer.

He is the biological father of Hassan, a fact he hides from both of his children, and seems to favor him over Amir. Why or why not?

Hosseini has said, "If this book generates any sort of dialogue among Afghans, then I think it will have done a service to the community.

Did it bother you that there were so few female characters? Which parts of the immigrant experience seemed the hardest to you? Shortly after they get married Baba dies.

One died in a fuel truck trying to escape Afghanistan [an incident that Hosseini fictionalizes in The Kite Runner]. Hosseini originally scripted the character as an American woman, but he later agreed to rewrite her as an Afghan immigrant after his editor did not find her background believable for her role in the story.

When a kite loses, boys chase and retrieve it, called kite running. Shortly after, Ali and Hassan move away. Similarly, he describes Sohrab as looking like a slaughter sheep when he first sees Sohrab with Assef.

What do you think happened to Sohrab? They have two servants, Ali and his son, Hassan, who are Hazaras, an ethnic minority.

The Kite Runner

When Baba becomes very ill with cancer, Amir asks Soraya, a fellow Afghan refugee to marry him and she becomes his rock of stability. This is a novel about humanity. Farzana appears only briefly, but in that time she is portrayed as a loving mother.

Ali was killed by a land mine.hildebrandsguld.com: the kite runner book. Skip to main content. Try Prime All Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime. Sep 12,  · Banned Spotlight: The Kite Runner September 12, Betsy Gomez 1 Comment Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed debut novel The Kite Runner has sold millions of copies and inspired a popular film, but the book has been met with several challenges since its release.

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Init was the fourth most challenged book according to the American Library Association. Sep 26,  · Other objections to “The Kite Runner” include its treatment of homosexuality, religious viewpoint and violence.

According to the ALA, the novel was the fourth most challenged book in because it “was thought to ‘lead to terrorism’ and ‘promote Islam.’” But the novel has not only been challenged for language and adult hildebrandsguld.com: The Collegian. Free download or read online The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel pdf (ePUB) book.

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Khaled Hosseini. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this sequential art, graphic novels story are.

The book has been awarded with /5. Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in The Kite Runner and in-depth analyses of Amir, Hassan, Baba, Ali, Sohrab, and Assef.

Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and. The Kite Runner is an inspiring book about the life of a young Pashtun boy named Amir as he copes with his childhood decisions 26 years prior.

Living in a lavish house in the richest district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Amir has everything he could ever wish for, except the loving attention and .