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The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

1197 words - 5 pages

Facts about the author

Khaled Hosseini was born in March 4th, 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan and he is an Afghan-American novelist. He debuted in the year 2003 and released his book called “The Kite Runner”. The book opened to widespread critical acclaim and strong commercial success worldwide. And for this kind of novel he received Alex Award, Boeke Prize, ALA Notable Book and a lot of other prestigious awards. He has then authored several other books in his career. There was no turning back for Khaled Hosseini after his first breakthrough because he yet again produced a masterpiece in 2007 with the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. The book has been his most decent and productive authorship for which he received plenty of awards and international popularity in the world. His third and final notable work is «And the Mountains Echoed», which has received generally positive reviews from critics and readers. Khaled Hosseini is regarded as the most important American author of this time. He has been praised for his excellent writing skills in writing novels. He is very good in writing women’s issues and rights in Afghanistan.

Summary

It’s about a twelve years old Amir who is kind of desperate to gain the permission of his father and willpower to win the kite-fighting tournament in Afghanistan just to show his the kite runner. We also get to know his devoted friend Hassan who is loyal and tries to help him to win the tournament. Hassan is a hazara boy and he holds a good place in Amir father's heart. No one could imagine what would happen to Hassan after the tournament, which was to split their lives. Amir at age of 18 and his father are being forced to vanish to USA during Russia invasion. Later on, Amir realizes one day he has to return home in search of the one thing redemption. Amir gets to know that Taliban has murdered Hassan and his wife. And he does everything to save Sohrab from the children’s home Assef in order to be a good man again.

The settings of the book

This book takes place in Kabul district in Afghanistan and America. The writer goes back and forth in time. An example of this is when Amir is in America, he thinks back the life he had lived with Hassan.
Staging

Story takes place in Afghanistan in era of 70s during Russian invades Afghanistan and 90s when Taliban conquered.

Characters
• Amir: Amir is the main character in the book. He is 12 years old kid from a middle-class family. He is trying to come closer to Baba. He enjoys writing a story. He is described as selfish because he hurts people who are around him. He pursues his dream of becoming a writer after fleeing to America during the Russia invasion of Afghanistan.
• Hassan: Hassan is a devoted friend of Amir. He is ethnically hazara boy. Baba loves him more than Amir. Hassan is biological son of Baba. He is having green eyes and harelip.
• Baba: Baba is Amir’s father and is a middle-class man. He criticizes the communism and western countries. He sacrifices everything he...

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