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  • The Kite Runner Important Chapters
    • chapter 1
      • introduces theme and cryptic plot
        • 'looking back now I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last  twenty-six years'
      • chapter 3
        • Amir and Baba relationship
          • 'I can never tell Baba from the bear'
          • 'i was glad to because then everyone would see that he was my father'
          • 'I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not?
        • chapter 5
          • Assef confrontation + Hassan lip operation (lots of foreshadowing)
            • by the following winter, it was only a faint scar. Which was ironic. Because that was the winter Hassan stopped smiling'
          • chapter 6
            • 'for you a thousand times over
            • chapter 7
              • crisis - tournament + rape
                • 'I had one  last chance to make a decision...I could ...  stand up for Hassan...or I could run. // In the end, I ran'
              • chapter 9
                • chapter 16
                  • Rahim Khans story
                    • 'there were a lot of reasons why I went to  hazarajat to find Hassan in 1986'
                  • chapter 17
                    • hassans letter
                      • 'I dream that someday my son will grow up to be...a free person...and kites will fly in the skies...that someday you will return to Kabul to revisit the land of our childhood
                    • chapter 19
                      • puts money under mattress again (shows cyclical struc)
                        • 'I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: I planted a fistful of  crumpled money under a matress
                      • chapter 20
                        • kabul changed + pomegranate tree
                          • 'rubble and beggars'
                          • the pomegranate tree hadn't born fruit in years. looking at the wilted, lifeless tree, I doubted it ever would again
                          • the carving had dulled, almost faded altogether, but it was still there: "Amir and Hassan"
                        • chapter 22
                          • fight with assef = redemption
                            • another rib snapped...[and] for the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace'
                          • chapter 25
                            • end amir becomes kite runner = redemption
                              • "do you want me to run that kite for you?...he nodded. "For you a thousand times over" I heard myself say
                • amirs birthday - planted 'theft'
                  • 'that was when I understood the depth of pain I had caused'
                  • 'rain...that looked like melting silver'
    • chapter 3
      • Amir and Baba relationship
        • 'I can never tell Baba from the bear'
        • 'i was glad to because then everyone would see that he was my father'
        • 'I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not?
      • chapter 5
        • Assef confrontation + Hassan lip operation (lots of foreshadowing)
          • by the following winter, it was only a faint scar. Which was ironic. Because that was the winter Hassan stopped smiling'
        • chapter 6
          • 'for you a thousand times over
          • chapter 7
            • crisis - tournament + rape
              • 'I had one  last chance to make a decision...I could ...  stand up for Hassan...or I could run. // In the end, I ran'
            • chapter 9
              • chapter 16
                • Rahim Khans story
                  • 'there were a lot of reasons why I went to  hazarajat to find Hassan in 1986'
                • chapter 17
                  • hassans letter
                    • 'I dream that someday my son will grow up to be...a free person...and kites will fly in the skies...that someday you will return to Kabul to revisit the land of our childhood
                  • chapter 19
                    • puts money under mattress again (shows cyclical struc)
                      • 'I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: I planted a fistful of  crumpled money under a matress
                    • chapter 20
                      • kabul changed + pomegranate tree
                        • 'rubble and beggars'
                        • the pomegranate tree hadn't born fruit in years. looking at the wilted, lifeless tree, I doubted it ever would again
                        • the carving had dulled, almost faded altogether, but it was still there: "Amir and Hassan"
                      • chapter 22
                        • fight with assef = redemption
                          • another rib snapped...[and] for the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace'
                        • chapter 25
                          • end amir becomes kite runner = redemption
                            • "do you want me to run that kite for you?...he nodded. "For you a thousand times over" I heard myself say
              • amirs birthday - planted 'theft'
                • 'that was when I understood the depth of pain I had caused'
                • 'rain...that looked like melting silver'
  • 'I'm a very patient person. This doesnt end today, believe me'

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