The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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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 everyday life; a country that is divided between political powers and religiously views and beliefs which instills poverty, and violence within the people and the terrorist that run their country. The story starts in the year 2001 in the month of December where the narrator, Amir, recalls occurrences that happened in 1975 when he was twelve years old and growing up in Afghanistan. Amir mentions that the events that took place back in Afghanistan made him who he is today but does not specify the events that happened. Amir later tell us that he received a phone call from Rahim Khan, who we later find out was business associate to his father, called him last summer. As Amir and Rahim hang up, he takes a walk through San Francisco, where he lives now, and notices kite flying in the sky which reminds him about his past and his friend Hassan.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini begins in the 1970s in Kabul, Afghanistan, where we meet Amir, the son of wealthy Afghanistan business man, Baba, and his “friend”, Hassan, the son of his father 's servant, Ali. Both boys are from two very different worlds, Hassan is a Hazara and Amir is a Pashtun, which makes them the polar opposite from each other in social class. What’s interesting about Amir and Hassan is that they are not only friends in their own twisted way, they are actually half-brothers.

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