CHS English 4 hero's journey: the kite runner

CHS English 4 hero's journey: the kite runner

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  • Test, Allies, and Enemies
  • On the way to Kabul, Amir stops by his driver because they were passing his old house. He meets people to help him along his journey to find Sohrab. Amir goes to the orphanage where Sohrab was supposed to be at, but he wasn't there. Zaman, the director of the orphanage, told amir that "there is a Talib official... He visits once every month or two... Usually he'll take a girl. But not always" (Hosseini 255-256)
  • Approach
  • Amir learns that the Taliban has bought Sohrab. Farid, his driver, takes Amir to a stadium where Sohrab is supposedly held. In the stadium "every sinner must be punished in a manner befitting his sin!" (Hosseini 270) Farid stays in the car, showing that things will get messy and doesn’t want to go in harm’s way.
  • The Ordeal
  • Amir finds Sohrab, but he is being held captive by the Taliban. To make matters even worse, the person holding him captive was Assef, the bully who raped Hassan when they were younger. Assef looks at Amir and says "we have some unfinished business... you remember, don't you?" (Hosseini 286) Amir can't do much against Assef and he takes a beating rather than running.
  • Amir and Sohrab escape from Assef, mainly because of Sohrab and his slingshot. "The slingshot made a thwiiiiit sound when Sohrab released the cup. Then Assef was screaming. He put his hand where his left eye had been just a moment ago. Blood oozed between his fingers." (Hosseini 291) Amir is beaten up badly.
  • The Reward
  • Amir is in the hospital recovering, and when he is well enough he gets an idea. He wants to take Sohrab to live with him and Soraya, Amir's wife. "About a week later, we crossed a strip of warm, black tarmac and I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America." (Hosseini 356)
  • The Road Back
  • The Resurrection
  • Amir successfully gets Sohrab back home and reunites with Soraya. When Soraya picked up both of them the first thing that Amir said to Soraya was, "You're still the morning sun to my yelda." (Hosseini 357) They are safe, but Sohrab refuses to talk to Amir because he is still mad/disappointed in him.
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