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Changes in the Kite Runner

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Essay title: Changes in the Kite Runner


Set in the 1970s in California, the novel The Kite Runner is told in flashback as the reader follows the main character through his resolutions to life-long conflicts. The Flashbacks are set in pre-civil war Afghanistan in the home of a wealthy man. The main character, Amir, is an intellectual character, loving books more than sports, a major disappointment to his powerful father. Amir’s best friend is also a Hazara servant, Hassan. Although they are master and servant, the boys’ relationship is more of friends and companions.

Amir’s favorite activity was to go Kite Fighting with Hassan. The object of the game was to be the last kite in the air while trying to cut the strings of the others. Hassan’s job was to pick up the fallen kites for Amir to keep as prizes. However, the book takes a turn for the worse when Hassan runs off to get

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