the kite runner

the kite runner

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  • The Kite Tournament
  • Amir joins the annual kite tournament with the motivation to win so he can have his father's approval.
  • The Rape
  • After Hassan refuses to give Assef the blue kite Amir wanted from the tournament Assef rapes Hassan while his friends hold him down. Amir silently watches from around the corner.
  • Fleeing Kabul
  • Because of the growing danger in Kabul due to the political take over, Amir and Baba must escape to America along with many others. They are crammed into an empty oil trunk and later sleep shoulder to shoulder in a one-story house.
  • The Wedding
  • After making it into America, Amir starts his college degree. During this time he and his father head to the flee market on weekends to make money. At the market he meets Soraya who he eventually gets permission to marry.
  • After moving to America Baba falls deathly ill. They discover he has terminal cancer. Despite his efforts Amir can't convince Baba to undergo treatment. Baba passes away but not until he has seen Amir finish college and get married.
  • Baba's Death
  • Rahim Khan Reveals the Truth
  • Rahim Khan called Amir asking him to come to Pakistan to see him since he was extremely ill. When Amir arrived to the run-down house Rahim Khan told him about Hassan's adult life and Sohrab, Hassan's son. He also told Amir that Hassan was killed by the Taliban and how he was secretly Amir's half-brother.
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