The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner

Symbols: 1) His cleft lip2) The kites3) The lamb

Characters:AmirHassanBabaAliArabAssefRanim KhanSanaubarGeneral TaheriJamila KamalSharifSofia AkramiFarzanaMali

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Setting (place): Kabul, Afghanistan; California, USSetting (time): 1975-2001

Theme: 1) Search for redemption2) The love and tension between fathers and sons3) The intersection of political events and private lives4) The persistence of the past

Time/Place Written: Los Angeles, CA; 2001-2003Date Of First Publication: May 2003

Summary: The Kite Runner tells a story about Amir, a boy from Kabul, who is searching for redemption for the past 26 years. During the story, many events take place including the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.



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