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by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is a novel by Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner study guide contains a biography of Khaled Hosseini, 100 quiz questions, a list of major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The story is narrated from the year 2002. Amir, who is thus far a nameless protagonist, tells us that an event in the winter of 1975 changed his life forever. We do not know anything about this event except that it still haunts him and that it involves something he did to Hassan, whom he calls "the harelipped kite runner." Amir takes us back to his childhood, in the final decades of the monarchy in Afghanistan. His father, Baba, was one of the wealthiest and most charitable Pashtun men in Kabul, where they lived in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood. His mother died in childbirth. Amir's closest friend, the harelipped Hassan, was also his servant and a Hazara. He was very close to his father, Ali, who was Baba's servant.

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Posted By dave c #379932 at Jul 30, 2014 11:42 AM

4. questions

What are some ways baba shows that he loves amir before his death, how is baba remembered by those that went to his funeral, do you think amir can live up to babas legacy?

Why do you think the general forbids jamila to sing and why do you think she's fond of amir?

How are amir and soraya simila? Different? Why doesn't amir care about her past?

Does amir deserve to be happy . Do you think amir and soraya can have children since amirs being punished for his sins

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Posted By dave c #379932 at Jul 30, 2014 4:35 AM

3. questions

Discuss baba's venture to the flea market, and assess its importance to him and amir.

How does amir and sorayas relationship develop, what are the differences in american and afghan courtship practices?

After being diagnosed with cancer how did baba behave and why did he bahave that way. How is amir affected by the diagnostic?

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Posted By bailey l #374395 at May 29, 2014 9:42 AM