English literature chapter notes on Kite Runner

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Just some chapter notes I made on The Kite Runner, taking you through in simple terms, what happens in every chapter.

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Question Answer
What happens in Chapter 1 of The Kite Runner? Amir looks back on himself from the future, he is no different. Lots of imagery of guilt built up 'sins' and 'Hassan' whispering create effect of pity. First imagery of kite running, will become motif.
What happens in chapter 2 of The Kite Runner? Childhood memories of Amir and Hassan playing in neighborhood, description of Hassan. Idea of Hassan being completely loyal to Amir. Amir's isolation from Baba, it's always 'adult time'. Description of Afghanistan pre-war, rich district that Amir lives in. Wall of Ailing Corn introduced, destroyed later, connotations of wall. Contrast of Amir's home to Hassan's, story of deception of their births. Hosseini's first description of different ethnic/religious groups in Afghanistan at this time. Ends with interesting image of both Hassan and Amir feeding from same breast.
What happens in Chapter 3 of The Kite Runner? Baba story about him and the black bear, then builds an orphanage. Pang of jealousy from Amir, wants Baba all to himself. Amir is happy when he holds Baba's hat at a speech. Amir gets over Baba's emotional detachment by reading, Baba resents this. Baba and Rahim Khan discuss Amir's helplessness to defend himself.
What happens in Chapter 4 of The Kite Runner? Baba and Amir are likened in the fact that Baba never referred to Ali as his friend and Amir never thinks about Hassan as his friend, potential irony. More childhood description of Amir and Hassan, cinema and Afghan culture compared to West. Amir reads to Hassan, takes mickey out of words he doesn't know. Another day, he tricks Hassan by making up some stories himself. Rahim Khan sends a note to Amir telling him how good his story was. Last sentence: 'suddenly Afghanistan changed forever'.
What happens in Chapter 5 of the The Kite Runner? Warfare in Afghanistan is introduced, 'rat-a-tat-tat', innocent excuse given 'hunt ducks'. Context of war given on page 32. First meeting with Assef and friends, who is portrayed as some sort of Nazi sociopath. Irony shown in this first meeting, Amir thinks to himself that Hassan is a servant, not a friend but then he thinks that he treats him more like a brother, which is ironic because he is. Assef makes promise for him to punish them another time. Hassan's birthday is described, gets surgery on lip.
What happens in Chapter 6 of The Kite Runner? t
What happens in Chapter 7 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 8 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 9 of The Kite Runner? g
What happens in Chapter 10 of The Kite Runner? t
What happens in Chapter 11 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 12 of The Kite Runner? hg
What happens in Chapter 13 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 14 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 15 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 16 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 17 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 18 of The Kite Runner? b
What happens in Chapter 19 of The Kite Runner? h
What happens in Chapter 20 of The Kite Runner? a
What happens in Chapter 21 of The Kite Runner? g
What happens in Chapter 22 of The Kite Runner? j
What happens in Chapter 23 of The Kite Runner? j
What happens in Chapter 24 of The Kite Runner? g
What happens in Chapter 25 of The Kite Runner? b