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The Kite Runner shows Afghanistan History beginning at the fall of the monarchy up until present day Afghanistan The story shows the friendship of two boys that have grown up in a wealthier part of the country Kabul While the two boys were raised in the same household and were nursed by the same woman the two boys Amir and Hassan grew up in two completely different lifestyles Amir the son of a wealthy and popular businessman lives a luxurious life but all he wants is for his father Baba to approve of him Hassan on the other hand the son of Babas servant is a Hazara Hazaras are the unliked and unwanted people of Afghanistan The friendship between Amir and Hassan proves to be strong until Hassan put his own life in danger in order to bring back Amir the last fallen kite after the kite competition they had just won This leads to not only their friendship but also the world around them to collapse in tragedy After the Soviets invade Afghanistan Amir and his father escape the country and after a long journey end up in California Amir thinks that by escaping the country he will also escape the guilt he feels for not helping Hassan on that night But Amir learns that no matter where he is in the world he cannot escape his past or leave the memory of Hassan or that night behind him As things in Afghanistan worsen Amir finds himself back where he grew up repaying Hassan for what he did for him in the best way possible by saving Hassans son and taking him in as his own Khaled Hosseinis purposes in writing this book was to shed a little light on the tragedy of what was happening in Afghanistan and provide a first-hand account of what he lived through Many people in America do not truly understand what life is like in other countries especially
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