The Kite Runner Summary by Khaled Hosseini Book Summary|
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Amirís wife, she, too, suffers from mistakes she made as a young woman,
but accepts her humiliation for running away with a man and becomes a
good, decent human being. She is denied motherhood, perhaps because that
is how she must expiate her own sins. However, she is rewarded when Sohrab
becomes her son and she and Amir finally have a complete family.
He was Babaís best friend and business partner and was a major part
of Amir and Hassanís life. He seems to understand Amirís desperate need
for his fatherís approval and tries to fill the gap Baba leaves in their
relationship. He knows all along how Amir betrayed Hassan and is the one
to call him and tell him there is still time to be good. He also sets
into the motion the plan to get Sohrab out of Afghanistan; he knows that
this is the only way to make up for never telling Amir and Hassan that
they were brothers. Like Amir, he too finds a way to be good. He goes
away to die alone, knowing that calling Amir back to his homeland was
the right thing to do.
He is the villain of the story, a Pashtun boy who bullies Amir and Hassan and tries to humiliate Ali. He has a sociopathic nature even as a boy and admires Hitler for what he had done in eliminating the Jews. He wants to emulate this evil German by destroying all the Hazaras. He never forgets a slight from anyone and plots revenge. He becomes a Talib when the Taliban takes over Afghanistan and uses his power to kill innocent Afghans, especially Hazaras. He kills Hassan when he wonít give up his home and he tries to kill Amir. It is only Sohrabís slingshot that finally defeats this evil man.
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