Notes on the Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner Notes
-California, San Francisco
-Year 2000
-Young couple
-Man receives box of novels in the mail
-Novel is called “A season for ashes”
-We learn the man’s name is Amir Qadiri when we see the novel beside the telephone when it rings. The phone rings for Amir and he’s asked to go to Afghanistan. -At this stage the film flashes back to 1978 in Kabul, Afghanistan -For the second time so far in the movie flying kites have been the focal point at the start of the scene -Amir is flying a kite, he looks about 10 years old

-Amir’s friend knew exactly where the kite would land
-Amir was a pacifist as a child and his father didn’t like this – “A boy who can’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up for anything”. -Amir’s mother died at Amir’s birth, Amir thinks his father hates him for this. -“Amir and Hassan, the sultans of Kabul”

-Hassan runs kite for Amir
-Amir runs away when Hassan is being beaten up
-Amir shaping to be a coward
-Amir and his father are wealthy, upper class
-Hassan and his father are servants to Agha and Amir
-Amir frames Hassan, putting his watch under Hassan’s pillow. -Amir claims Hassan stole it
-Hassan and Ali leave Amir and his father as servants
-As they’re leaving the premises, time flashes forward a year to the Soviet Invasion in December 1979 -Amir told to pack his bags and evacuate
-Amir and Agha leave to Pakistan as Agha fears the communists are out to get him -Agha opposite to Amir, stands up for what he believes in. A scene in the truck while going to Pakistan where a Soviet wants an hour with a lady on the truck. Agha will not let him and tells the soldier he would rather be shot than for such an injustice to happen. -This scene ends with Amir reciting a poem in the truck on the way across the border -Flash forward to Fremont, California 1988

-Agha working at gas station
-Amir graduates college
-Agha very proud of Amir but wants him to be a doctor and...
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