The Kite Runner

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    e Runner begins with our thus-far nameless protagonist explaining that the past cannot be forgotten. A single moment in time defined him and has been affecting him for the last twenty-six years. This moment was in 1975 when he was twelve years old and hid near a crumbling alleyway in his hometown of Kabul, Afghanistan. When the protagonist's friend, Rahim Khan, calls him out of the blue, he knows that his past sins are coming back to haunt him even in the new life he has built in San Francisco. He

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    weakness, fathers and sons, friendships and betrayal, blood and tears. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini takes us on a heroic, epic tale from the final days of a cherished, peaceful absolutely stunning Afghanistan monarchy, to the horrific, disgusting, disturbing Taliban ruled Afghanistan of today. It exposes a better understanding of traditional ways and the isolation of religions throughout this once decent land. The kite runner is an utmost tragedy because a young boy by the name of Hassan is raped

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    Review of ‘’The Kite Runner’’ The Kite Runner is a touching movie about guilt, family, true friendship and cultural differences. Title: The Kite Runner Instructed by: Marc Fosters Year of production: 2007 Based on a book called ‘’The Kite Runner’’ witch is written by Khaled Hosseinis In the city of Kabul lives a young boy called Amir together with his father Baba, his father’s servant Ali and Ali’s son Hassan, who is Amir’s best friend. The two boys Amir and Hassan are always together

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    beautifully demonstrates the change both Amir and Sohrab had experienced since they met. The last paragraph begins, “I looked down at Sohrab. One corner of his mouth had curled up just so. A smile. Lopsided. Hardly there. But there.” As they fly the kite in America, Amir notices the beginning of a smile. He can sense that a new beginning might be there, once that is hopeful and may bring Sohrab out of his silence and embrace life once again. Amir is breaking the silence with Sohrab, but when Hassan

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    thought-provoking novel ‘The Kite Runner’, Khaled Hossieni leads his audience down the path of a young boy growing up in Afghanistan and his road to find redemption. At the beginning of the novel, we find a grown man named Amir, still struggling to overcome his ‘shameful past’ of sins, lying and betrayal. As we are transported into the world of Amir in his home town of Kabul in North-East Afghanistan, we experience his life story; from early childhood, where he flew kites daily with his Hazara friend

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    The Kite Runner “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.”  That quote by Amir illustrates the major theme of The Kite Runner, which is the past is always right behind you. The author Khaled Hosseini lets the reader know this at the very beginning of the book when the older Amir says “I

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  • The Kite Runner Argumentative Essay

    Research Paper on “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini Introduction: The international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner was first published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, written by the Afghan-born American novelist and physician, Khaled Hosseini. He was born into a Shia family in Kabul, and later on in his life when the family moved to Paris because of his father’s occupation, Hosseini’s family was unable to return to Kabul due to the bloody Saur Revolution; hence they had to seek political

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    what to wear to school or what to have for breakfast. Some of the choices that we make are bad, while others are good. As we know, usually, good choices lead to good consequences and bad choices lead to bad consequences. Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini has demonstrated the consequences of choices that are made through his characters. The first choice that indicates that choices have consequences was when Baba slept with Sanaubar, Ali’s wife. The next choice was when Amir hid his

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    KITE RUNNER QUESTIONS BY: JANHAVI AHUJA CHAPTER 20 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS 1. Why is Farid treating Amir differently now? 2. Why were “fathers a rare commodity in Afghanistan”? Fathers were a rare commodity in Afghanistan because during the war it was the mean that went out to fight. They were looked at called out to fight for their country and to keep their families safe. Afghanistan like many countries in this sense because when there is a war they look for men to stand up

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    In my view The Kite Runner is an epic story with a personal history of what the people of Afghanistan had and have to endure in an ordinary every day life; a country that is divided between political powers and religiously idealistic views and beliefs which creates poverty, and violence within the people and their terrorist run country. The story line is more personal with the description of Afghanistan's culture and traditions, along with the lives of the people who live in Kabul. The story provides

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  • The Kite Runner: Portrayal of Ali

    The Kite Runner Practice Questions Explore the ways in which Hosseini portrays Ali: During the novel Ali is portrayed as a victim, First off, Baba has an affair with Ali's wife and fathers Hassan. Then, Amir forces Ali and Hassan to leave Baba's house. Finally, in the random violence now so common in war, Ali steps on a land mine and dies. However, like Hassan and Sohrab, Ali is a kind and good person. He has a beautiful voice and Amir and Hassan love to hear him sing. He remains faithful to Baba

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    In the beginning of the story “The Kite Runner”, the narrator known as Amir begins by quoting, “I became what I am today at the age of twelve” (Hosseini, 1). He describes a mysterious crumbling mud wall and an alley besides a frozen creek in the year 1975. He then states that he has been “peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty- six years” (Hosseini, 1). Something is obviously bothering him, but it really takes affect after a chilling phone call from an old family friend Rhami Khan,

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    The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini Novel The main protagonist in this novel would be Amir. Amir is the son of a wealthy muslim in Kabul. He is very sensitive and is always struggling for his father’s approval of him. After helplessly watching his best friend and half brother, Hassan, get raped, Amir runs off of his guilt while trying to discover a way to redeem himself. The main antagonist in the novel would be Amir’s father Baba, Hassan, Ali, Sorhab, and Assef. All the characters relate to each

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    about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” Amir thought in the beginning of the novel “The kite runner”. In the novel we meet two boys from two different ethnic groups living in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir copes with his decisions 26 years after betraying his best friend, Hassan to get the attention and acceptance from his beloved father. The novel

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    Hector Farinas ENC1102 The Kite Runner. |Sacrifice is a major theme in this novel, which is demonstrated through the various relationships | |existing between Amir and his family. Amir feels guilt throughout the story towards those who have made sacrifices for him, such as those | |sacrifices of Hassan and Baba. Also, his character development throughout the novel allows him to be able to make sacrifices for those | |around him after realizing

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    resemblance of Hitler in Assef. After winning the kite fight, Hassan runs to retrieve the kite cut down by their kite. While searching for Hassan and the kite, Amir runs into an old man who eventually points him in the right direction. He tells Amir that although Hassan has the blue kite, Assef and his friends have probably caught him already. By the time Amir finds them, they have Hassan captured in an alley. Hassan refuses to give them the kite accepting whatever torture was to come.. As Assef

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    the darkness.” – Victor Hugo. In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Khaled effectively portrays guilt as being destructive to oneself and affecting others around it. The violence that the main character, Amir, experiences leads to him feeling guilty for rest of his life, which breaks up the relationships that he once had in his previous years. Amir’s guilt turns brother against brother and friend against friend. In the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled uses the character, Amir, to demonstrate

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    Mohammad Sahir (Zahir) Shah takes throne. | | 23 | 2 | Hassan’s birth | | 6 |   2 | Sanuabar leaves | | 6 |   5 | Daoud abolishes monarchy, establishes himself as President | | 36 | 6 | Hassan’s surgery | | 47 | 7 | Amir wins the kite contest | | 66 |   7 | Hassan’s rape | | 73/75 | 9 | Amir’s 13th birthday party     | | 94-100 |   10 | Hassan and Ali leave | | 109 | 10 | Russians invade.  (March) Baba and Amir leave Afghanistan.            | | 110-124 |

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    Reader Response #2 Hannah Miracle In these couple of chapters Amir enters into a kite tournament where he wins. This metaphor about Amir, Baba and the kite tournament “the chill between Baba and me thawed a little.” I think that this is a very good metaphor because if Amir wins the kite tournament then he will also win his father’s respect “Would I ever lie to you, Amir Agha?” (Hosseini 54) This quote signifies Hassan’s loyalty to Amir and how he doesn’t just see as a friend, but as a brother

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    The Kite Runner: Literary Response Journal The novel The Kite Runner discusses both the class and gender problems not only in Afghanistan but also in America, but mostly class problems. Amir and Hassan always played with each other even though Hassan was a Hazara and Amir is a Pashtun. It didn’t matter to Amir until they grew up a bit and he had people point it out. As especially when Assef told him, “How can you talk to him, play with him, let him touch you?” (Hosseini, 44). Amir

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  • The Kite Runner Analysis

    In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character, Amir, is in a constant struggle between morality and immorality. The relationship between Amir and Hassan shows dominance on Amir’s part, which is obvious when Amir constantly puts blame on Hassan, when he left his friend to be abused by other men, and when he delivers the harshest blow by attempting to frame both Hassan and his father for stealing in order to get rid of Hassan. This obvious mistreatment towards his friend indicates

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    The Kite Runner Essay Questions Due Date:________________ Directions: Write a clear, concise, and coherent essay on one of the following topics. Your essay should be a minimum of 400-500 words. • Proper essay format: organized through proper paragraphing, indenting, double-spaced, typed, etc. • Clear thesis statement in the introduction, along with an indication of title and author. • Supporting quotations properly integrated (with page numbers). • Spell checked, edited

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  • Kite Runner Redemption

    Kite Runner: Redemption Amir’s Atonement When you do wrong, you are plagued with guilt. Guilt can be sinful; it stains your conscience and ruins your morals. Although these actions are wrongful, they can be atoned to through sacrifice or purification. People find piece of mind in doing something that makes up for the cause of guilt and this is especially eminent in Khaled Hosseini’s novel The

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    Hospital in Mountain View, California for several years before publishing The Kite Runner.[3][6][7] In 1999, he learned through a news report that the Taliban had banned kite flying in Afghanistan,[8] a restriction he found particularly cruel.[9] The news "struck a personal chord" for him, as he had grown up with the sport while living in Afghanistan. He was motivated to write a 25-page short story about two boys who fly kites in Kabul.[8] Hosseini submitted copies to Esquire and The New Yorker, both

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    Redemption Takes Over Mistakes are made by everyone, some are more extreme than others but they all have their benefits and consequences. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, redemption is a major theme. Redemption occurs in the characters lives through personal sacrifice and this also benefits others. Hassan, Baba and Amir are all characters in the book that go through self-sacrifice and benefit others to try and redeem themselves. Although they all go through this, they happen

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    The Influence of the Past The past will forever be a part of the present, it affects who we become and how we live our lives. Depending on a specific past, future lives can be affected positively or negatively. In the novel The Kite Runner Baba, Amir and Hassan all had violent pasts which negatively impacted their future and how they viewed themselves and their lives. There was a point in each of their lives where their childhood ended with just one event. Amir watched his friend/brother get raped

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    Forgiveness is a necessary part of human existence, although it is rarely easy to give, and sometimes hardest to give to ourselves. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini illustrates how humans have the tendency to dwell on past mistakes. As the novel progresses, the reader comes to a conclusion that is not one action, but a serious of actions that creates the characters personality and characteristics. As a child Amir longed for his father's affection and forgiveness for taking his mother's life

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  • The Kite Runner - Response

    The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is a novel that follows the maturation of Amir, a male from Afghanistan who needs to find his way in the world as he realises that his own belief system is not that of his dominant culture. It is the story of both fathers and sons; and friends and brothers. Through this journey of Amir’s, Khaled Hosseini’s depicts right and wrong and the nature of evil. The relationship between Amir and his ‘best friend’ Hassan was saddening. Not only is Hassan Amir’s best

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    In life, there is always a way to be good again because no matter what happens you can always redeem yourself. This statement is especially true for the novel “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. In the novel the main character is a Pashtun boy named Amir who is the son of a wealthy father and a Hazara boy named Hassan who is the son of a poor father. Hassan and his father Ali are the servents to Hassan and his father Baba located in Afghanastan. In a land where reputation is like a gun which is

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    The Kite Runner focuses on the relationship between two Afghan boys Amir and Hassan. Amir is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim, while Hassan is a Hazara and a Shi’a. Despite their ethnic and religious differences, Amir and Hassan grow to be friends, although Amir is troubled by Hassan, and his relationship with his companion, one year his junior, is complex. Amir and Hassan seem to have a "best friend" type relationship. The two boys, Hassan and Amir, are main characters in the book titled, The Kite Runner

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    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a beautifully written story about the life of one Afghani boy's struggle from riches to rags and finding the truth about people in general. The story is about two boys growing up in pre- Soviet and Taliban Afghanistan. Amir is a Sunni or the privileged class; Hassan is Shi'a, which is the lowest minority. Even still the two boys, grow up together as brothers. Until one horrible incident changes everything. The Kite Runner is a story about love, guilt, truth,

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  • The Kite Runner Guilt and Redemption

    Guilt and the search for redemption are two very important themes in “The Kite Runner”, as the reader watches Amir, the main character, deal with his guilt over the betrayal of a friend and the lengths he would go to gain forgiveness. Amir has always felt guilty over the loss of his mother. She died giving birth to him and he sees himself as his mother’s killer, the one who took Baba’s “princess” away form him. Amir believes that this is the reason why his relationship with his father is so

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    THE KITE RUNNER by KHALED HOSSEINI Riverhead Books - New York The author makes liberal use of _italics_ and I have missed noting many of them, but the rest of this text file should demonstrate good proofing. Copyright © 2003 by Khaled Hosseini Riverhead trade paperback ISBN: 1-59488-000-1 This book is dedicated to Haris and Farah, both the _noor_ of my eyes, and to the children of Afghanistan. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am indebted to the following colleagues for their advice, assistance, or support: Dr.

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    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hasseini The Kite Runner by Khaled Hasseini is an intriguing story of life in Afghanistan during a time period. Amir and his father, Baba are Pashtun’s living in a successful home in Kabul, Afghanistan while their servants, Hassan and his father, Ali whom are considered Hazaras lived in a mud hut on the same grounds of Baba’s property. Since being a Hazara was discriminated against in Afghanistan, Amir was bullied by Assef and his friends for hanging

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    circumstances they are subject to and essentially how they live their life. However an individual’s outlook on life and the positive and negative thoughts he or she acquires are dependant solely on his or her decisions and outside forces. In the novel, The Kite Runner, the author Khaled Hosseini tells the story of an Afgan boy who struggles with the emotional consequences of a childhood decision that set him on a search for redemption. The author shows that classism determines the quality of one’s lifestyle but

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    'Rahim Khan's friendship is Amir's only refuge in his childhood'Do you agree? The Kite Runner is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini which takes place in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the USA from around 1975 till 2001.It's about the life's transformation before and after the Russian Invasion. Hosseini vividly provides the memorable portrait of Amir,the protagonist.Initially,this 12-year-old boy has the privileged social backdrop because his father is one of the richest man in Kabul.Nonetheless

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    with that stained shirt. Cleaning will not bring back the night, but it will ease the pain I caused. At least now the Associated Student Body will not have to clean the gym themselves. If there is one lesson I learned from Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, it would be just that: “There is a way to be good again,” (2). Though it is Rahim Khan who verbalizes it, polar characters Baba and Amir are the ones who demonstrate that no matter how severe a sin is committed, redemption is possible and the pursuit

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    Summer Reading The Kite Runner response Due Friday, August 21, beginning of class Three pages, double-spaced Hand in paper copy, submit a copy to Blackboard Below are three prompts from past AP Literature and Composition tests. Choose one of them and apply it to The Kite Runner in a three-page, double-spaced essay. Use evidence from the text to support your ideas (this can come in the form of quotations or references to scenes in the book.) Do not rely upon summative sources such as Spark

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    The Kite Runner shows that loss of innocence has devastating consequences on a person’s life. Khaled Hosseini’s, The Kite Runner, demonstrates the way in which the loss of virtue can tarnish a person’s life and have severe ramifications. Innocence can be tainted by traumatic childhood events; however, the person’s ability to move past this experience is determined by their strength and willingness to do so. Many people, who have lost their virtue, possess the mental stamina to move past their experiences

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    Mariana Jimenez Period 1 The Kite Runner Final Essay It is normal for human beings to make mistakes that cause oneself to feel guilt, but what matters the most is how one fixes their mistakes that dictates what kind of person they truly are. In the book, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, it shows that the quest for redemption is the way to atone for guilt. The author uses the literary technique of symbolism to enhance the theme of feeling guilt and its quest for redemption throughout the

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    Book Review of ‘The Kite Runner’ “For you, a thousand times over”, this sentence said by Hassan to Amir has been on my mind since I finished reading the novel. The story took place in the 70s in Afghanistan. Amir was a child of a wealthy family and Hassan was the son of Amir family`s servant, Ali. They played and grew up together; the strong friendship bonded them like brothers. As can be seen from the novel and the sentence at the beginning, Hassan was willing to do anything for Amir whenever

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    THE KITE RUNNER One December 2001 I became what I am today at the age of twelve,on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975.I remember the precise moment ,crouching behind a crumbing mud wall,peeking into the alley near the frozen creek.That was a long time ago,but it’s wrong what they say about the past,I’ve learned,about how you can bury it .Because the past claws its way out.Looking back now.I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years. One day

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    English A The Kite Runner Ending the Cycle of Violence The movie I chose was The Kite Runner along with the theme “There is a way to be good again.” I will be focusing on the character of Amir and how he uses forgiveness to move on from his past and to end the violence. He shows this through many ways throughout the movie with different people. Amir had a tough childhood in many ways but also was very privileged. He had challenges being friends with Hassan. They were from two different social

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    Backstabbing the Ones we Love The book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein is a book about betrayal. On the word betrayal is define as to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, fulfilling, or to disappoint the expectation or hope of other. Amir is constantly betraying the ones he loves especially his best friend Hassan one of Amir most loyal and caring friend. Amir throughout the book seems to accept the fact he hurts the ones he loves and even though Amir knows he is in the wrong

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    The Kite Runner: Violence, Guilt, and No Happy Ending Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is an honest yet disturbing, work of historical fiction told from the point of view of the protagonist, Amir. He describes his childhood living in Afghanistan with Hassan, a Hazara boy, who worked as a servant to Amir and his father, Baba. A main conflict of the story is the fact that Amir allows Assef, the antagonist, to do horrible things to Hassan with no attempt to intervene. This scene is very intense

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    THE  KITE   RUNNER     by  KHALED  HOSSEINI         Published  2003     Afghan  Mellat  Online  Library   www.afghan-­‐                               _December  2001_   I  became  what  I  am  today  at  the  age  of  twelve,  on  a  frigid  overcast  day  in  the   winter  of

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    Palacios Luis Professor - Cavallaro Eng 52 12 May 2016 The Kite Runner (I had turned in 1-25 in paper) 26. That there was still blood left on his sleeve. p.g 276 27. He was being used by the Taliban official for entertainment. p.279 28. He turned out to be Assef. p.g 281 29. 30. Assef and Amir needed to finish their unfinished business. p.g 286 31. He told them not to come in the room no matter what they heard. p.g 287 32. The fight that he needed to have many years ago was actually happening

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    The Kite Runner: Reader’s Notes Cindy Kang Theme | Literary Device | Character Development | Chapter | Quote | Insight | | Imagery/flashback | | 1 | “I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws

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    I’m reading a book called, Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. I finished. It is an interesting story about Amir’s life. He had grown up in Afghanistan with his successful business man father. After Amir and his father come to America, they started a new life. Amir’s father died after Amir got married and had a happy family. Amir goes back to Afghanistan when he received a call from his father best friend. In there, he found out the true that Hassan is his brother. Hassan and his wife had been killed

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    the school bully, cornered the two boys. Amir and Hassan escaped with Hassan’s skill with a slingshot, and the embarrassed Asef swore to get back at Hassan. Asef saw his chance one day when Hassan went kite running for Amir’s championship winning kite. Hassan, cornered by Asef, refused to give the kite to Hassan and his gang, acting out of loyalty and love for Amir. Asef’s two friends held Hassan down and Asef brutally raped Hassan. From the moment that Hassan put himself in danger for Amir and Amir

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