The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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  • Bismillah!
  • Ughh, my stomach!
  • Where is your shame?!?
  • Every price has a tax...
  • Baba is going to die!
  • Come buy our wares!!
  • What should I buy...?
  • The scene cuts to when Amir is 18. Baba and Amir are forced to flee Afghanistan due to Russian occupation in the country. They are fleeing to Pakistan. 
  • Wow, so pretty! I've fallen in love!
  • Nice to meet you, I'm Soraya
  • A Russian soldier gets into an argument with Baba over a woman. Amir feels useless and cowardly once more.
  • I will not have chemo therapy!
  • I'm sorry to say but he has Oat Cell Carcinoma, otherwise known as cancer.
  • Baba and Amir have arrived in Fremont, California. They are at first struggling to make money. On their weekends, they buy garage sale items and sell them at an Afghani flee market.
  • I love you, Soraya!
  • At the flee market Amir meets Soraya, the daughter of General Taheri. The general was a friend of Baba's when they lived in Afghanistan. Amir falls in love with Soraya. 
  • Baba soon finds out that he has Oat Cell Carcinoma or cancer, a consequence of his chain-smoking. Amir tries to get Baba to get chemo but Baba refuses and decides to spend the  few months he has left as usual.
  • Amir marries Soraya,  despite her "scandalous" past. Their wedding ceremonies are rushed as they want to get married before Baba dies.
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