The Kite Runner, Novel by Khaled Hosseini: Summary

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a realistic fiction novel about acceptance, and loyalty. The novel takes place in Kabul and America in recent times. The Kite Runner is about two motherless boys who create lifelong memories together. The main character tries to find inner peace after he betrays his best friend.

Amir is a boy who has dark skin and blue eyes. He desperately tries to make his father(Baba) love him and pay attention to him. He writes stories that have meaning. He becomes a kind gentile man who always gives money when people are in need.

Hassan is Baba's son and Amir's half brother. He is raised most of his life by Ali, Baba's Hazara Slave. He has a cleft lip. He has a flat broad nose and slanting eyes that look like many colors depending on the light. He has tiny low set ears and a pointed stub of a chin. Hassan would do whatever Amir would tell him. He does not like violence but would do anything to save Amir. People make fun of him because he is Hazara and they call him names such as flat nosed Hazara.

Baba is the father of Amir and Hassan. He is very athletic and loves soccer. Baba is a very tall and big man, he was said to have wrestled a black bear with his bare hands. He is sometimes ashamed of himself because he never tells Hassan that he and Amir are brothers. He does not favor Amir even though he lives in the same house and he never really pays much attention to Amir. Baba is the kind of guy who likes to do hard jobs. He loves work and loves accomplishing new feats such as building an orphanage.

Amir and his best friend who he later discovers is his brother, experience lifelong memories as they spend every day together. They are the best of friends until Amir betrays Hassan's trust and ignores his need for help. This event has an everlasting effect on Amir because of his lack of loyalty. Amir is constantly trying to find peace of mind while also trying to develop a relationship with his father. They move to...
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