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The Kite Runner | Study Guide

Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner | Characters

Character Description
Amir Amir is the narrator and main character, a wealthy Pashtun born in Kabul and raised by his father. Read More
Hassan Hassan is Amir's closest friend and servant to his family. Read More
Baba Baba is Amir's father, a wealthy and independent businessman. Read More
Ali Ali is Hassan's father and servant to the family. Read More
Rahim Rahim is Baba's closest friend and a father figure to Amir. Read More
Assef Assef is the bully of Amir and Hassan. Read More
Soraya Soraya is Amir's wife, whom he meets after he moves to California. Read More
Sohrab Sohrab is the son of Hassan, whom Amir rescues and adopts from Kabul. Read More
Sofia Akrami Sofia is Amir's mother, who died in childbirth.
Raymond Andrews Raymond is an official at the US Embassy in Pakistan.
Farid Farid is Amir's driver from Afghanistan to Pakistan, who helps him find Sohrab.
Farzana Farzana is Hassan's wife and Sohrab's mother, who is executed by the Taliban.
Sanaubar Sanaubar is Hassan's mother, who runs away after he is born.
General Taheri General Taheri is Soraya's father and Baba's friend.
Jamila Taheri Jamila is Soraya's mother and wife of the general.
Wahid Wahid is Farid's brother.
Zaman Zaman is the director of the orphanage in Kabul where Sohrab stayed.
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