The Kite Runner

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    LIFE GOES ON BY: Fazila Asif Grade: 11 Teacher: Mr. Lane A touching tale of bravery and 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

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  • Rewiev of ''Kite Runner''

    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

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  • Kite Runner

    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 was dealing with his attack Amir made no effort to break it. Hassan was very quiet and often slept with little

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  • Kite Runner Essay

    In his tremendously bold and 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

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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

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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

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    We make choices every day, such as 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

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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

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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

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    The search for redemption “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.” 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

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  • Kite Runner Paper

    the kite. Amir is doing something for another. Amir, who has been running away from his past most of his life, is now running toward something: a connection with Hassan that he can be proud of; a chance to help ease his nephew's transition into a new life; and an opportunity to act upon his newfound maturity. For Amir has become the kite runner of the novel's title. The socioeconomic conditions in Afghanistan demonstrate the disparity between the majority (Sunni Muslims) and the minority (Shi'a

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  • Kite Runner Vocab

    Eastern countries, including Iran and Iraq. Shirini-khori The "Eating of the Sweets" ceremony; engagement party. sholeh-goshti A kind of food. Shorawi The former USSR. shorwa Broth. spasseba Russian for "thank you." Sunni Muslim A Muslim of the largest denomination of Islam. tandoor Traditional oven for bread making. tanhaii Alone. tar A glass coated cutting line on a kite. tashakor Thank you. tashweesh Nervousness. toophan agha Mr. Hurricane. veracity Accuracy

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    | 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 | 11 | Amir and Baba come to San Francisco | | 125 - end | 11 | Amir graduates from high school | | 131 | 12 | Amir and Baba begin selling at flea market | | 136 |   12 | Amir meets Soraya | | 140 |   17 | Ali

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  • Hosseini's the Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini. The story takes place in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US from around 1975 till present day. The Kite Runner is a strong and compelling novel that is about Amir and his childhood. He tells us about his childhood in Afghanistan and the many sins that he commits against his half-brother, Hassan who happens to be a Hazara boy, where Amir is a Pashtun. Throughout Hassan’s childhood, he has been the victim of discrimination and Amir, being too

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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

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  • Kite Runner Chapter 7

    A a key part in the story of the Kite Runner; the events that occur are so drastic that the chapters preceding it prepare us for the scenes and the following chapters deal with its aftershock. Many of the tensions have been building till now, the way Amir abuses Hassan’s loyalty, his desperation to please his father and the question of whether he can stand up for what right; all come together in the events of this chapter. Finally, in this chapter, the readers are faced with the much

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  • Kite Runner Essay

    The Roles Portrayed, by Women in Afghan Culture Identifying the roles of women in Afghan culture reveals the degrading attitude society displays. In Khaled Hosseni’s novel The Kite Runner there are various occasions when the roles of women are inferior in Afghan culture. Therefore it can be concluded the women of Afghanistan play degrading roles in Afghan culture because they are mistreated and exploited. By examining the roles of Soraya, Jamila, and Sanaubar, when these women are controlled

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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

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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

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  • Kite Runner Analysis Paper

    John Carlo B. Cortina May 8, 2014 ------------------------------------------------- Sociology of Education Kite Runner Review Paper The movie “The Kite Runner” was based on one of the best novels written by an Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. The movie tells

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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

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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

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  • Kite Runner vs. Poetry

    Kite Runner vs. Poetry Key quotes: “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” – Baba says this to Rahim Khan as a comment on the behaviour of Amir. Through this he identifies Amir’s greatest flaw: cowardice. It is this trait that leaves him desperately craving Baba’s love, and ultimately leads to be letting Assef rape Hassan. It also foreshadows Amir’s return to Kabul in search of Sohrab; the test of Amir’s character also tests whether Baba’s statement

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  • Kite Runner Essay

    Khaled Hosseini worked as a medical internist at Kaiser 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

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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

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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

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    What are the essential values and ideas presented in The Kite Runner? Analyse and assess how effective their representation is Hosseini has expressed copious essential values and ideas in his novel The Kite Runner (TKR) including Loyalty, Culture, Gender and Ethnicity and Atonement. Hosseini has expressed these through the combination of style, structure, characterisation, themes and setting. Due to the context of The Kite Runner, culture is an important idea presented because it has major

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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

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  • The Kite Runner Essay

    ‘The Kite Runner’, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a novel based on the life journey of a man named Amir. Although very dark, through the use of important themes the book is made strongly relatable to young people. Three of these include: degradation, the fragile relationship between a father and his son and the pursuit for redemption. The fragility of a father and his son’s relationship is shown through the strong characterisation of both males and the constant use of proleptic irony embedded

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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

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  • Kite Runner - Essay

    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

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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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  • Exploration Essay the Kite Runner

    “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini is New York Times #1 bestseller. I loved reading this book. It discusses the sociological issues of Afghanistan. It involves, opposite religions, tells about family and friendship, the presence and how into the feelings of poor and rich, it also refers to the war of Afghanistan and all its troubles. The narrator of the book, who also is apart of the story, is named Amir. Amir grew up peacefully when he was little, as he grew older, the country’s revolution

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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

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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

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    only option in that particular humiliating situation would be to simply leave the gym-- that is, the same thing everyone else does as though brushing off the fact that I caused some harm. The Kite Runner is truly one of my favorite books, and a large part is because Baba and Amir are such inspirational role models. Here are two men who betray their most loyal friends in the most painful way possible, yet they find the strength to convert the negative consequences of their sins into positive

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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

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  • The Kite Runner: Literary Analysis

    The Kite Runner: Literary Analysis In a perfect world, friendship and true friendship would be synonymous. Unfortunately, this is not the case. For children, friendship can be simplified to enjoying eachother’s company and playing with one another, whereas true friendship may be taking the blame so the other can avoid the cruel and unusual punishment of timeout. No matter the age, true friendship exists where selflessness thrives, meaning one must seek out another’s highest good

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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

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  • Kite Runner Final Essay

    Simrat Sangha Ms. Hommen ENG3U0 December 7, 2014 In the novel, “Kite runner” by Khaled Hosseini the childhood of a small town boy by the name of Amir unfolds, when we realize that he lives under a shadow of guilt. He grows up, changes and is affected by his environment –whether that is Afghanistan or California. Transforming into a portrait of an immensely likeable and dominant character. After proving himself honorable when he makes up for his mistakes, overcomes his fears and

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    the poor life of a Hazara, trapped as a servant to Amir and Amir’s father. Hassan’s loyalty to Amir, as a servant and best friend, was tested when Asef, 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

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