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The Kite Runner Summary In “The Kite Runner” written by Khaled Hosseini, the author made many claims and points throughout the novel, but the main one was that one’s decisions can stick with them forever, and affect one’s life in the future. The story is about a young boy, Amir, who is the son of a wealthy, and well renowned man named Baba. Throughout the entire story, Amir tries to prove himself to Baba, but is continuously pushed away “ because the truth of it was, I always felt like Baba hated me a little” (pg.19). They have two servants named Ali, and his son Hassan. These two were Hazaran, the minority in where they lived in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because of this they were not treated as well as the others. Hassan ends up becoming Amir’s best friend, but whenever Hassan gets attention from Baba, Amir becomes jealous of him. Hassan would always stand up and protect Amir in any situation. At one point, three boys named Kamal, Wali, and Assef threatened to beat up Amir because he was playing with a Hazara, but Hassan stood up for him with his slingshot. The story skips to “the winter of 1975”(pg. 55) on the day of the kite tournament. This is when people from around the country would try to cut other’s kite strings with their own, glass made kites, and be the last one standing. Amir ended up winning, and Hassan had to run to get the final kite Amir had cut down. After some time, Amir noticed Hassan hadn’t come back, and went searching for him. He found him in an alleyway
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