The Kite Runner, the Hero's Journey

The Kite Runner, the Hero's Journey

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  • Call to Adventure:
  • Amir: Hi Rahim Khan, what's up?
  • Rahim Khan on the other side of the phone: "Come. There is a way to be good again." (192)
  • Refusal of the Call:
  • A:"I have a wife in America, a home, a career, and a family. Kabul is a dangerous place." (221)
  • RK: "I want you to go to Kabul. I want you to bring Sohrab here" (220)
  • Tests, Allies, and Enemies
  • Assef: "We have some unfinished business, [Amir],... You remember don't you." (286)
  • Seizing the Sword:
  • S: "I heard back from Kaka Sharif. He said the key was getting Sohrab into the country. Once he's in, there are ways of keeping him here. So he made a few calls to his INS friends. He called me back tonight and said he was almost certain he could get Sohrab a humanitarian visa" (343)
  • The Road Back:
  • "...I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America, lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil of uncertainty." (356)
  • The Resurrection: 
  • Amir: "Then I did what I hadn't done in 15 years of marriage. I told my wife everything." (325)
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