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‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini: context, summary, themes and characters! *REVISION GUIDE*
The Kite Runner Essay Questions
The novel begins with Amir's memory of peering down an alley, looking for Hassan who is kite running for him. As Amir peers into the alley, he witnesses a tragedy. The novel ends with Amir kite running for Hassan's son, Sohrab, as he begins a new life with Amir in America. Why do you think the author chooses to frame the novel with these scenes? Refer to the following passage: "Afghans like to say: Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end The strong underlying force of this novel is the relationship between Amir and Hassan. Discuss their friendship.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a powerful novel that explores sin, redemption, love, friendship, and suffering. The book also explores the changes in Afganistan from the fall of the Monarchy to the fall of the Taliban. It follows the lives of two best friends as global politics and family drama come together to shape their destiny. Because of this, the reader is given a glimpse into the Muslim American immigrant experience. Hosseini considers the story to be the tale of a father and son, though most readers focus on the relationship between the two brothers.