excerpts that we studied, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Escape to Afghanistan by Farah Ahmedi, the stories of two young people are told, revealing their struggles with coming of age and their personal life battles. The Kite Runner tells the story of the character Amir who is a boy trying to deal...
Kite Runner and Lord of the Flies: Compare and Contrast
What objects do you associate innocence with? Marriage, virginity, a childhood toy? When we think of dominance we think of war; we think of negativity. When the phrase ‘parental influence’ comes to mind, we go to our mothers tucking us into bed...
man who had no feet.” How much more we suddenly know about the shoes and the feet, thinking of them together. This is the power of comparison and contrast. In this comparative-analysis essay, you need to describe, explore, and explain how different events, characters, or ideas in two literary texts...
The Kite Runner
In “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, Hosseini tells a story about Amir, a young boy from Kabul whose closest friend is a young Hazara boy named Hassan, who is also his servant. Amir witnesses a horrendous act committed against Hassan and he spends the next 26 years trying to forget...
The Kite Runner
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Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is about a man named Amir who, seeking redemption for the sins of his childhood, must return to his hometown in Afghanistan to set things right. As Amir’s friend, Rahim Khan, tells him, “Come. There is a way to be good again.” (192) Hosseini uses symbolism in the book...
Select one character from Macbeth, and compare with a character from The Kite Runner based on one of the quotations provided on the exam.
For example, compare/contrast the character of Macbeth to Amir in the Kiterunner, based on the theme of “guilt” in both Macbeth and The Kiterunner.
June 3rd, 2012
Amir's relationships throughout The Kite Runner
During Ms. Pasco's English class my book club group was assigned to read The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini. The main character in this book, Amir, had a variety of interesting relationships throughout the plot line...
main concerns in The Kite Runner is Amir's attitude when facing crisis in his life. When he was a child, Baba had said about him in relation to neighbourhood bullying, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything.” Having heard that statement, Amir stamped himself as...
The theme of deception is most clearly shown in Baba and Amir. These two characters, a Pashtun father and son from Kabul, commit acts of deception toward others they care about most all for the sake of saving their reputation. Baba has an affair with his servant's wife--who is a Hazara woman--and she...
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Chapters 1-5 (PP. 1-47)
1. The novel begins with a flashback. What do you think is its purpose? What do you learn about the narrator? The purpose of the book in my opinion is to set up the setting of the main idea of the book and to give the...
2. Identify Amir, Baba, Hassan, Ali and Rahim Khan.
* Story’s narrator & protagonist
* Afghan man – Had privileged childhood in Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul
* Amir’s father
* Wealthy & well-respected man
* Amir’s loyal...
“Running Kites or Fighting Kites; the True Meaning of Honor”
The use of kites as visual imagery in Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner” represent the master/servant relationship between Hassan and Amir. They also reflect images of war, both inward struggles and the expectations of the culture...
of foreshadowing, symbolism, and metaphors in The Kite Runner.
Foreshadowing captures Amir’s guilt, for he was the narrator for-telling his mistakes. Mistakes that strip a young boy of his smile. Amir foreshadows to the moment when Hassan had stopped smiling: “The swelling subsided and the...
titled The Kite Runner because this is a story about Amir, the main character trying to redeem himself after he betrayed his best friend. As the reader continues through the exceptional novel, they will discover the true meaning of the title.
Amir and Hassan make a great team and enter the kite contest...
January, 14th 2013
The Kite Runner Novel Vs. Film
Transforming a novel into a film can be a very challenging task to do. This is due to the fact that a novel has many key factors that make...
Baba's "half-hearted" invitation receives a "half-hearted" thank you from Amir, indicating that they are more alike than either is willing to notice or acknowledge. Winning the kite fight has not changed Amir or his relationship with Baba. In fact, it has made everything worse.
The depths of...
January 11, 2008
English 2 Cassidy A4
In the story “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini the write relies on the dynamic character Amir to develop the story’s theme. Early in the story Amir feels that his father’s affection is the most important thing in the...
of the main themes of the novel The Kite Runner Is redemption. Throughout the novel, the main character, Amir, seeks redemption for his sins. Amir states in the first chapter of the novel that he has a past of “unatoned sins.” Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses the following...
Is love the most important emotion in The Kite Runner?
I believe that love is what the whole novel symbolises.
Initially, at the start of the novel, we learn that Amir and Hassan are partners in crime, ‘Hassan and I used to annoy our neighbors by reflecting sunlight into their homes with a shard of...
KITE RUNNER Discussion Questions
1. 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...
that affect the lives of the people around them. They play a part in one’s life. Their decisions somehow influence the way one chooses to live. In contrast, an unreal hero (still a hero no doubt) is one whose decisions are not detrimental to a person’s way of life. An example of these categories would...
THE KITE RUNNER QUESTIONS
CHAPTER 11 AND 12 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS
1. Where did they move to after Pakistan?
They moved to America after Pakistan.
2. What job did Baba get?
Baba got a job at a gas station.
3. Why didn’t he want food stamps?
Baba refused food stamps because this...
October 16th, 2013
Kite Runner Essay
Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner, talks about two friends, a wealthy boy, Amir, and the son of his father’s servant, Hassan. Two very different lifestyles, ending up to reveal how more similar they are then...
Using the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini as a reference about the Afghan culture, I will analyze and compare the differences between the two cultures (United States and Afghanistan) that will aid in the management of two distinctly different peoples. Utilizing The Kite Runner, country comparisons...
promise is very important for children to prove that they have someone who they can trust. In Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel The Kite Runner, two boys, Hassan and Amir, have a friendship that is not as typical as most children's. Although they do carve into a tree that they are the "sultans of Kabul"...
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The Kite Runner showed a vast amount of love, trust, and betrayal towards two completely different people. Amir, the son of a wealthy and well-known man in the northern area of Kabul, develops a friendship with one of his servants named Hassan. As years progressed, Amir had a chance to save Hassan but...
AN ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH – THAI TRANSLATION OF “THE KITE RUNNER”
SUBMITTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR.PATCHAREE POKASAMRIT
BY PARICHAD YAPROM
A RESEARCH PAPER FOR LA 900 SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS (LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION) SCHOOL OF...
Sometimes, up in those trees, I talked Hassan into firing walnuts with his slingshot at the neighbor's one-eyed German shepherd. Hassan never wanted to, but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn't deny me. Hassan never denied me anything. And he was deadly with his slingshot. Hassan's father...