In 1979, five years after the incident at the kite tournament, Afghanistan finds itself in the grip of Soviet military intervention. Baba and Amir leave Kabul in the middle of the night. After a grueling journey with other strangers in the covered cab of an old truck, they reach Jalalabad.
What chapter did Amir and Baba leave Afghanistan?
The preface to Chapter 10 is “March 1981,” moving the narrative forward five years. An eighteen-year-old Amir and his father are leaving Kabul in the middle of the night to the relative safety of Pakistan.
Why did Baba and Amir leave Afghanistan?
Baba and Amir leave Afghanistan for the US via Pakistan because of the Soviet invasion. Baba couldn’t stomach the idea of his country being ruined physically and ideologially by the Communists; so he leaves before it is too late. As a capitalistic businessman, his life and Amir’s would have been in danger.
When did Amir move to America?
1980s. Baba and Amir have moved to America.
Where did Amir and Baba move to after Pakistan?
In 1979, five years later, the Soviet Union militarily intervened in Afghanistan. Baba and Amir escape to Peshawar, Pakistan, and then to Fremont, California, where they settle in a run-down apartment. Baba begins work at a gas station.
Why did Baba sleep with Sanaubar?
Baba had betrayed Ali, his closest friend since childhood, by sleeping with Sanaubar. As Amir says, having sex with a man’s wife was the worst possible way an Afghan man could be dishonored. Amir had similarly betrayed Hassan.
What does Baba spend his entire life savings ($ 35000 on?
Baba spends almost his whole life savings on Amir’s wedding. $35,000. (Basically, the ceremony part of an American wedding.) Amir thinks of Hassan: “I remember wondering if Hassan too had married.
What weakness of Amir’s does Baba apologize for?
What “weakness” of Amir’s does Baba have to apologize for in chapter 10? Baba apologizes for Amir’s car sickness.
Why did Baba lie about Hassan?
Why did Baba lie about Hassan being his son? Baba lied about Hassan being his son because if he didn’t, he would have had to admit that he had sex with Sanaubar, Ali’s wife and a Hazara woman. He’d also have to reveal that the encounter occurred soon after Amir’s mother had died.
Where do Baba and Amir eventually end up?
From Jalalabad, they were transported in the tank of an old oil truck before finally reaching Peshawar, Pakistan. Baba and Amir would eventually fly to the United States, where the two settled in Fremont, California, not far from San Jose.
How long did Amir live in America?
The story jumps forward in time. Baba and Amir are in Fremont, California, where they have lived for nearly two years.
Why did Baba refuse food stamps?
3. Why didn’t he want food stamps? Baba refused food stamps because this was an insult to his pride. He is mentioned to have a strict code of honour and pride and accepting outside help to take care of his own problem.
What was Soraya’s secret?
Soraya’s secret, that she ran away and lived with a man on drugs for a month when she was eighteen years old, is out in the open where she can deal with it. Amir is jealous that she doesn’t have to live with the dysfunction of secrecy. Baba kept his secret to the grave: He was the biological father of Hassan.
Why does Baba challenge the Russian officer?
Mainly because Russia is invading them and they need to get out of Afghanistan. Why does Baba challenge the Russian officer who is obviously high on drugs? Foreshadowing because he is leaving Afghanistan. Kamal’s father commits suicide after Kamal dies from breathing the fumes of the tank.
Why did Assef join the Taliban?
Assef replies that money is irrelevant and not why he joined the Taliban. Assef says he is on a mission to rid Afghanistan of garbage. Amir calls it ethnic cleansing and says he wants Sohrab. Shoving Sohrab forward, Assef says he and Amir have unfinished business.
Why is The Kite Runner a banned book?
The Kite Runner has been on the American Library Association’s top ten lists for most challenged books in 2008 (for offensive language, sexually explicit material, and being unsuited to age group), in 2012 (for depictions of homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoints, sexually explicit), in 2014 (for Sep 12, 2019.
What was the biggest birthday present Baba ever gave Hassan?
Hassan’s birthday present was surgery to correct his cleft lip. The present had a lot of symbolism behind it.
Who is Hassan’s real father?
In order to motivate Amir to go to Kabul to save Sohrab, and thus, to amend for the wrongs committed against Hassan when he and Amir were children, Rahim Khan reveals that Ali was sterile and Baba is Hassan’s biological father.
Does Amir forgive Baba?
In The Kite Runner, Amir is finally able to forgive Baba when he returns to the United States with Sohrab, after his father’s death. Amir’s empathy with Baba moves him away from resentment and brings him to forgiveness.
What does General Taheri forbid his wife from doing?
Khanum Taheri was a talented singer, but the general forbid her to sing. Instead, she focused her energies on homemaking. Amir knew that Khanum Taheri was grateful to him not only for this, but for relieving her of her greatest fear-of Soraya becoming a spinster.
Why does Amir hate the orphans?
Why does Amir hate the orphans? affect Amir’s relationship with Baba? This probably means that Amir feels like it is his fault that his mother passed away, because she was giving birth to him. This puts a strain on Amir’s relationship with Baba, as he feels like a strain and disappointment to his father.
How much does Baba pay for the wedding?
Amir and Soraya’s wedding cost $35,000.
What is Amir’s weakness?
Fortunately, Amir experiences a change of heart when he is given a second chance at life and redeems himself by saving Hassan’s son from the Taliban. Cowardice, jealousy, disloyalty and dishonesty are among Amir’s weaknesses as a boy growing up in Kabul.
What is Baba’s greatest fear?
Dobbins, but I don’t like it free money.” And that was how Baba ended those humiliating food stamp moments at the cash register and alleviated one of his greatest fears: that an Afghan would see him buying food with charity money. Baba walked out of the welfare office like a man cured of a tumor.
What is ironic about Kamal’s death?
After a scuffle, Kamal and Wali hold Hassan down while Assef molests him. The irony of these events is that Kamal suffers the same fate when he is attacked by four men and molested. The events change his life, and he is no longer the Kamal Amir knew from the past, and dies not long after.