The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner by Mind Map: The Kite Runner

1. Wreckless

1.1. Destructive

1.1.1. Ruined and took over Kabul

2. Rahim Khan's call to Amir from Afghanistan

2.1. There's a way to be good again

2.1.1. Rahim knew about Hassan's rape

2.1.2. Rahim explains to Amir that he and Hassan are half brothers

2.1.2.1. Hassan becomes angry with Baba

2.1.2.1.1. Feels sense of guilt for Hassan's death

2.2. Feels guilty for Hassan and wifes death

3. Characters

3.1. Baba

3.1.1. Amir

3.1.1.1. Soraya

3.1.1.1.1. General Taheri

3.1.1.1.2. Amir's beautiful wife

3.1.1.2. "My body was broken-just how bad i wouldn't find out until later. But i felt healed. Healed at last. I laughed."

3.1.2. Hassan

3.1.2.1. Farzana

3.1.2.1.1. Hassan's loving wife

3.1.2.2. "For you, a thousand times over."

3.1.2.2.1. Loyal

3.1.2.3. Ali

3.1.2.3.1. Baba and Amir's servant

3.1.3. "A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up for anything."

3.1.3.1. Amir's father

3.1.3.2. Heroic, and looked up too in Kabul

3.1.3.2.1. Well known and well trusted business man

3.2. Rahim Khan

3.2.1. "There is a way to be good again."

3.2.1.1. Lives with Hassan and family in Kabul

3.2.1.1.1. Hassan and Farzana get shot

3.2.2. Baba's best friend

3.2.2.1. Trustworthy

3.2.2.1.1. Looks for the best in people

3.3. Assef

3.3.1. "It's just a hazara."

3.3.1.1. Feels superior

3.3.1.1.1. Rape

3.3.1.1.2. Join's the Taliban

3.4. Farid

3.4.1. Amir's faithful driver

3.4.1.1. Shows him what Afghanistan has turned into once the Taliban took over

3.4.1.1.1. Shows support for Amir

4. Symbols

4.1. The Hairlip

4.1.1. Soraya

4.1.1.1. Amir's wife

4.1.1.1.1. Reminds him of Hassan

4.1.2. Hassan

4.1.2.1. Born with one

4.1.2.1.1. Baba pays for surgery for removal

4.2. The kite

4.2.1. Amir feels accomplishment

4.2.1.1. Baba is proud of him

4.2.2. Hassan gets kite for Amir

4.2.2.1. Shows loyalty

4.2.2.1.1. Gets raped

4.2.3. Hassan runs kite for Amir

4.2.3.1. Amir runs kite for Sohrab

4.3. Brassknuckles

4.3.1. Assef uses them to threaten Amir and Hassan

4.3.1.1. Hassan saves Amir with his slingshot

4.3.1.1.1. Sohrab saves Amir from Assef with slingshot

4.3.2. Assef uses them against Amir

4.3.2.1. Nearly kills him

5. Redemption

5.1. Amir rescues Sohrab from Assef

5.1.1. Takes him back home to San Fransisco with him and Soraya

5.2. Baba's cancer

5.2.1. Amir takes care of him

5.2.1.1. Proves to be a strong, independent man

5.2.1.1.1. Ask's General Taheri for Soraya's hand in marriage

6. Discrimination

6.1. Afghanistan

6.1.1. Pashtuns

6.1.1.1. Wealthy, superior

6.1.1.1.1. Baba

6.1.2. Hazaras

6.1.2.1. Inferior slaves

6.1.2.1.1. Ali

6.2. The Taliban

6.2.1. Controlling

6.2.1.1. Instruct strict inhumane rules

6.2.1.1.1. Strip culture away from Afghans

7. Settings

7.1. Kabul, Afghanistan

7.1.1. 2001

7.1.1.1. Taliban takes over

7.1.1.1.1. Turns into corruption

7.1.2. 1963-1981

7.1.2.1. Baba is a known and admired business man

7.1.2.1.1. Live in a large beautiful home

7.1.2.2. Sense of home back in Kabul

7.1.2.2.1. Amir first lays eyes on Soraya

7.2. Freemont, California

7.2.1. Baba and Amir work at gas station

7.2.1.1. Lose authority

7.2.1.1.1. Experience loss in trust and culture shock

7.2.2. Flea Market

7.2.3. Amir adapts well

7.2.3.1. Baba struggles with change in culture

7.2.3.1.1. Feels inferior

7.2.3.2. Gives him a sense of relief

7.2.3.2.1. New beginnings

7.2.4. Amir graduates college

7.3. San Fransisco

7.3.1. Amir and Soraya live there

7.3.1.1. Bring Sohrab home there

7.3.1.1.1. Safe place

7.3.2. Amir get's a job there

7.3.2.1. Become's a published writer