Who is the best kite runner in Kabul?

Hassan

What did The Kite Runner teach you about Afghanistan?

To me, the biggest thing that it teaches us about Afghanistan is how oppressive the Taliban are and brutal their regime was. It helps us to understand just how different their societal values are from our values. We prize individuality and self-expression. They prize obedience to their vision of what God wants.

Why does Amir dismiss his birthday gifts?

Why didn’t Amir want his presents? I didn’t want any of it–it was all blood money; Baba would have never thrown me a party like that if I hadn’t won the tournament. That was the only one that didn’t feel like blood money.

Why does Amir want Hassan to throw pomegranates at him?

Amir wants Hassan to hit him with pomegranates to punish himself for not intervening and helping Hassan in the alley. Amir feels incredible guilt over sacrificing Hassan in order to get the blue kite, the kite he believed would cause his father to finally love him.

Why does Baba challenge the Russian officer?

Why does Baba challenge the Russian officer who is obviously high on drugs? Baba shows his courage and strength by preventing the Russian soldier from raping the woman in the truck.

How is Afghanistan presented in The Kite Runner?

Finally, there is the Afghanistan that Amir returns to as an adult, which has been ruined by years of fighting and Taliban rule. This setting is the Afghanistan in which Amir fights Assef and rescues Sohrab, ultimately atoning for his sin against Hassan and finding inner healing.

Who is King’s cousin?

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What does Amir ask of Baba that makes Baba angry?

What does Amir ask Baba that makes Baba angry? What does Baba say in response? Amir asks Baba if they can get new servants (Ali & Hassan). Baba is furious and tells Amir he will never get new servants.

Why does Amir put his gifts in a corner?

The day after his birthday party, Amir opens all his presents. He throws most of his gifts in the corner because he realizes Baba wouldn’t have thrown him such a lavish party if he hadn’t won the kite-fighting tournament. So, they feel a little like “blood money” (9.1).

What page is the quote for you a thousand times over?

In Chapter 7, on page 51 of the Riverhead Books Edition of the novel The Kite Runner, Amir tells Hassan to come back with the blue kite. As Hassan is running after the kite, he stops and turns around. Hassan cups his hands to his mouth and says, “For you a thousand times over!” (Hosseini 51).

Why is Amir so jealous of the plastic surgery his father gives Hassan as a birthday gift?

Amir jealous of Hassan because he has Baba’s affections, although he could not help being born with cleft lip.

How is the end of chapter 9 a turning point in the novel?

I think that a case can be made that chapter 9 is a sort of turning point in the novel because it represents the final dissolution of the friendship between Amir and Hassan. It is at this point where their friendship ends up becoming interrupted. It is also at this point where Amir’s cruelty becomes its most intense.

What does Amir call his birthday presents?

blood money

What did the Taliban do in The Kite Runner?

They believe in a severe form of Sharia law, which calls for public executions of those convicted of murder or adultery, as well as amputation for those who commit theft. Let’s examine the Taliban’s role in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner.

What is Assef famous for?

Assef was born by a German mother and an afghan father. He is famous for his stainless steel knuckles. He thinks all Pashtuns are the real Afghans and wants to get rid of all of the hazaras.

What happens to Hassan when he runs the blue kite?

What happens to Hassan when he runs the blue kite for Amir? Assef, Wali, and Kamal have him cornered and trapped with the blue kite. They, well mainly Assef beat up and torture him.

Why does Amir love winter in Kabul?

Amir said that he liked winter because “As the trees froze and ice sheathed the roads, the chill between Baba and me thawed a little.” This was due to the children’s favorite tradition, Kabul’s big kite race also takes place in winter Amir desperately wants to win this to prove himself to his father, Baba.