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Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner Riverhead...

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Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner ( Riverhead Books, Inc. 2005), 384pp. “I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.”,(pp1). The Kite Runner is a wonderful novel about humanity told through the eyes of Amir. Amir belongs to: a wealthy family whose father is a businessman, the dominant Pashtun ethnic group, and the dominant Sunni religious group, Amir tells the story of his friendship with Hassan. Hassan and his father, Ali, are Amir’s servants, he is a low-caste ethnic Hazara he belongs to the minority Shi’it religious denomination. He is the victim of discrimination due to his religious and ethnic identity. Ironically, he is also Amir’s half brother. Amir is overwhelmed with guilt when he allows Hassan to be beaten by the neighborhood kids and watches him being raped by one of those boys. Hassan and his father leave Kabul for Hazarajat. Amir and his father flee Afghanistan for Pakistan and eventually they end up in Fremont, California, where Amir takes his tragic memories to America. Amir returns to Pakistan in search of Hassan while in
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