Day 2

The Kite Runner Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Compare and contrast Hassan and Amir.

    Both Hassan and Amir had no knowledge of their mother and were brought up by their fathers. However, Hassan seems to be a more simple and pure character who has a childlike innocence. Amir, on the other hand, does not always have the purest of intentions and thoughts. Because the readers are privy to Amir's thoughts, we know that he is a three-dimensional character whose thoughts are not all good and generous. He believes he is entitled to the social superiority that he has over Hassan. But while Amir might have material privileges and an education, Hassan is rich because he has the love of his father, which Amir lacks. Hassan also...

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