Essay Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy

Essay title: The Kite Runner Assignment

By: Razwan Ahmed06/03/08 Period 3Table of Contents• About the Author (P.3)• Culture (P.4)• Geographical Context (P.

5)• Plot (P.6-7)• Character –(P.8)• Character –(P.9)• Character –(P.10)• Major Theme (P.11)• Major Theme (P.12)• Author’s Writing Style (P.13)• Favorite Quotes (P.

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14)• Creative Options (P.15)About the Author• His mother taught Farsi and history at a large high school in Kabul.• They chose not to return to Afghanistan because communists had seized power through a bloody coup.• Instead of returning to Afghanistan, the Hosseini’s were granted political asylum by the United States and settled in San Jose, California.

• His father worked for the Afghanistan Foreign Ministry.• His father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan.• His family lived in three different countries within the course of ten years.• Hosseini graduated from Independence High School in San Jose in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1988.• Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).• Lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two children.

• When Hosseini was a child, he read a great deal of Persian poetry as well as Persian translations of novels ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer series.Hosseini, Khaled. "Khaled Hosseini." Wikipedia. 28 May 2008. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

31 May 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Hosseini>.Culture• They have a lot of belly dancing. • They also wear jewelry to make noise while they belly dance.• Turban capes are worn while praying.

• They played instruments such as Daira, Drums, Dhol Rubab, Richak, Sarinda, Tambur, Tula Waj or Wunz, and Zerbaghali.• Prayer beads are used after prayer.• Go on a pilgrimage to Mecca for a forgiving from Allah (god).Zarina's." Zarina's.

2007. 31 May 2008 <http://www.zarinas.com/Gateway to Virtual Afghanistan.

" Afghanistan Network. 1997. WebMedia INteractive. 31 May 2008 <http://www.afghan-network.net/Culture/>Geographical ContextMajor Cities: Jalalabad, Kabul.http://onebook.cor.net/images/AfghanistanKabulMap.jpgPlotExposition:• His dad got a plastic surgeon to get Hassan’s lip fixed.• When they went walking and Assef was about to hurt Amir and Hassan.• He started thinking that Hassan was getting more attention than him.• He started getting mad when Hassan always came with him and Baba to everything.• Felt that Hassan started to take over his life because he tends to have more stuff in common with Baba.Rising Action:• When Assef raped and harassed Hassan and Amir was a coward and hide.

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