Chapter 22 Amir and Farid arrive at the house where Amir will meet the Taliban official. Farid waits in the car, and two guards lead Amir to the room where he is to wait. Amir thinks to himself it may have been a mistake to stop acting like a coward.
Table of Contents Plot Overview Amir recalls an event that happened twenty-six years before, when he was still a boy in Afghanistan, and says that that made him who he is.
Before the event, he lives in a nice home in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Baba, his father. They have two servants, Ali and his son, Hassan, who are Hazaras, an ethnic minority. Assef threatens to beat up Amir for hanging around with a Hazara, but Hassan uses his slingshot to stop Assef.
The story skips to winter, when the kite-fighting tournament occurs.
Boys cover their kite strings in glass and battle to see who can sever the string of the opposing kite. When a kite loses, boys chase and retrieve it, called kite running. When Amir wins the tournament, Hassan sets off to run the losing kite. Amir looks for him and finds Hassan trapped at the end of an alley, pinned with his pants down.
Wali and Kamal hold him, and Assef rapes him. Afterward, Amir and Hassan drift apart. Amir, who is racked by guilt, decides either he or Hassan must leave.
Shortly after, Ali and Hassan move away. The story jumps to March Baba and Amir are in the back of a truck as they escape from Kabul, which was invaded by the Soviets and has become a war-zone.
After a hellish journey, they make it to Pakistan. Two years later, Baba and Amir live in Fremont, California. While Baba works at a gas station, Amir finishes high school and goes to college. When Amir finally speaks to her, General Taheri catches him and tells him there is a proper way to do things.
Not long after, Baba is diagnosed with lung cancer.
General Taheri accepts the proposal. Amir and Soraya try unsuccessfully to have a baby while Amir works on his writing career. Amir gets a call from Rahim Khan. Rahim Khan is sick and wants Amir to see him in Pakistan. Amir meets him a week later, and Rahim Khan tells Amir about the devastation in Kabul.
He says things only got worse after the Soviets were forced out. Now the Taliban rule by violence. He has a favor to ask of Amir, but first he needs to tell him about Hassan.
Out of loneliness and because he was getting older, he decided to find Hassan.
Farzana and Hassan eventually had a little boy, Sohrab. A few years later Rahim Khan went to Pakistan for medical treatment, but he received a call from a neighbor in Kabul.
Rahim Khan wants Amir to go to Kabul and bring Sohrab back to Pakistan, where a couple lives that will take care of him. In Afghanistan, Amir finds the orphanage where Sohrab is supposed to be, but he is not there.
The orphanage director says a Taliban official took Sohrab a month earlier. If Amir wants to find the official, he will be at the soccer stadium during the game the next day. Amir goes to the game, and at half-time, the Taliban put a man and a woman in holes in the ground and the official Amir is looking for stones them to death.
Through one of the Taliban guards, Amir sets up a meeting with the official. When they meet, Amir tells the official he is looking for a boy, Sohrab, and the official tells the guards to bring the boy in.
Sohrab is wearing a blue silk outfit and mascara, making him appear more feminine and suggesting that the men sexually abuse him. The official says something Amir recognizes, and suddenly Amir realizes the official is Assef.
Assef says he wants to settle some unfinished business. Sohrab threatens Assef with his slingshot, and when Assef lunges at him, Sohrab shoots him in the eye, allowing Amir and Sohrab to escape.
As Amir recovers in the hospital, he finds out there never was a couple that could care for Sohrab.The story skips to winter, when the kite-fighting tournament occurs.
Boys cover their kite strings in glass and battle to see who can sever the string of the opposing kite. When a kite loses, boys chase and retrieve it, called kite running.
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Whatever the case, this is a different Amir. He takes care of his father, meets a compassionate and beautiful woman named Soraya (whom he marries), and.