The Kite Runner Chapter 1-5

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  • The Kite RunnerAnalysis Chapters 1-5

  • Characters

    Amir

    Hassan

    Baba

    Rahim Khan

    Assef

  • Chapter 1Very cryptic.

    Winter 1975 (12 years old)

    made him what he is today

    Phone call

    Kites

    Hassan

  • Chapter 2Early childhood

    Amir & Hassan are friends.

    Who takes the blame if something goed wrong?

    Amirs house

    Hassan:

    House

    Mother

    Father

  • Chapter 2

    Hazaras & Pashtuns

    "a brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even time could break

    Amir & Hassans first words

  • Chapter 3About Amirs relationship with his father.

    What feeling do you get? What does Baba think of his son?

    Drinking

    Stealing

    Why does this make Amir feel guilty?

    Poetry vs. soccer

  • Chapter 3The Buzkashi tournament

    Rahim Khan & Baba in the study:

    Baba: [Amir is] a boy who can't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up for anything

    Rahim Khan tries to defend Amir

  • Chapter 4About Amirs relationship with Hassan.

    Story about Ali

    Ethnicity and friendship

    Amirs harmless pranks on Hassan: imbecile means smart

    Why does Hassan believe this?

  • Chapter 4

    Storytelling turns into story writing

    Reactions of:

    Baba

    Rahim Khan

    Hassan

  • Chapter 5July 17, 1973. War breaks out.

    Amir and Hassan go to the pomegranate tree.

    Assef, Wali & Kamal

    Assef:

    Brass knuckles, German mother, torments Ali.

  • Chapter 5Assef tells a story:

    Basically:

    Assef wants to tell the new leader about Hitler.

    Amir wants to leave. Assef wants to fight.

    Hassan to the rescue.

    Hassans birthday present.

  • Most important"a brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even time could break

    The story of "Rostam and Sohrab

    Hassans birthday present.

    That was the winter Hassan stopped smiling

  • Important quotesThat was a long time ago, but its wrong what they say about the past, Ive learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years. (CH1)

    A boy who wont stand up for himself becomes a man who cant stand up to anything. (CH3)

    Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended. (CH5)