CHS English 4 hero's journey: the kite runner

CHS English 4 hero's journey: the kite runner

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  • Amir's Call to Adventure is getting a phone call from Rahim Khan, who is someone from his past in Pakistan. Rahim Khan talks about who he can redeem himself. Rahim says...
  • "There is a way to be good again." (Hosseini 2)
  • Return with the Elixir
  • Amir is flying kites with Sohrab and is trying to bond with him. He eventually gets Sohrab to smile and warm up to him. Amir quotes Hassan and says, "For you, a thousand times over." (Hosseini 371) This shows that he is at peace with his sin.
  • Amir grew up normally in Afghanistan until the age of 10. Amir and Hassan fly kites every winter, play games, and read stories. Hassan always stands up and protects Amir. He constantly had to fight for the affection of his father, Baba, because of his friend/servant Hassan. His life changes drastically when he sees his friend Hassan get raped and does nothing to help.
  • The Ordinary World
  • Refusal of the Call
  • After hear what Rahim Khan had ask of him, he thought about it. Amir tells Rahim that he doesn't want to go. He responses with " I have a wife in America, a home, a career, and a family. Kabul is a dangerous place, you know that, and you'd have me risk everything for..." (Hosseini 221) Then Amir unwilling agrees to go.
  • Meeting the Mentor
  • Rahim Khan is Amir's mentor. There has always been a special bond between the two. Even when Amir was younger. "As always, it was Rahim Khan who recused me." (Hosseini 31) Now Rahim tells Amir what to do in order to save Sohrab, Hassan's son.
  • Crossing the Threshold
  • "A week later, I sat on a window seat aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight..." (Hosseini 194) Amir is crossing the threshold but knowing he's putting his life at risk and knowing that something could happen with the Taliban. He has grown past his old self by taking actions and going out of his comfort zone.
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