Fatherhood And Childhood In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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“The Kite Runner” is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini. The novel was first published in Great Britain in 2003. Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, the same location where most of the story takes place. Hosseini’s childhood and the childhood of one of the main characters in the novel mirrored each other in many ways.
The main character in the novel, Amir, looks back at an event that happened in the winter of 1975 when he was 12 years old and lived in Kabul. This event affected his future and made him become the person that he is. Before this event took place, he lived in a great house in Kabul, with his father Baba. They had two servants working for them; Ali and his harelipped son Hassan. Ali and Hassan belongs to an ethnic minority called Hazaras, while Amir and Baba are Pashtuns. Baba’s close friend Rahim Kahn is often present in their home.
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One day when they were outside playing, they ran into Assef, Wali and Kamal. Assef threatened to beat up Amir because of his relationship with Hassan, a hazara, but Hassan stood up to them by taking out his slingshot and he made them go away.
In the winter of 1974, Amir and Hassan were playing in the yard, when Ali called him in. It was Hassan’s birthday and Baba was going to present him with his gift. They stepped into the foyer to find Baba with an Indian man. The Indian man was a plastic surgeon Baba had summoned from New Delhi to fix Hassan’s

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