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That 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 Hosseini 1Khaled Hosseini starts The Kite Runner with a flashback that includes this passage giving the reader insight on what theyll soon discover about the main character Amir Amir starts the book off by saying that he became the person he is today because of what happened one winter day in 1975 when he was twelve years old Amir is now thirty-eight years old and hes finally starting to deal with his past no matter the difficulty In winter boys in Kabul are the happiest there is no school and the annual kite-fighting tournament is right around the corner The kite-fighting tournament is where boys battle till the end while flying kites The object is to cut each others kite string so they fall to the ground and the opponent is knocked out of the tournament Whoever ends up with the last flying kite is the winner of the tournament The winter of 1975 Amir won the tournament and everyone was overjoyed for him including Hassan The day after the tournament Hassan wanted to take Amirs winning kite and fly it around town in his honor Amir let him unknowing what was going to happen to his dear friend Hassan Time went by and Hassan had still not arrived home from flying Amirs kite Amir knew something wasnt right so he decided to go and search for Hassan to make sure he was okay Amir had searched almost all of town with no luck until he came across a dried fruit stand and asked the merchant if he had seen Hassan The merchant told Amir that he saw a boy with a kite being chased by a
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