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Soraya pays a high price for her previous behaviour, her parents restrict her from having relationships. Amir gets affected negatively by the keeping of this secret. Baba loosens up and finds Kamal and his father in the basement. Soraya unveils her past and Amir still accepts her because of the irony of his past. The Ford Car – Grand Torino (); symbol of Baba's changing relationship with Amir . Soraya is a young woman who helps out her parents at a flea market in California . Amir happens to see her as he works at the same market with his father.
After graduating from high school, Amir takes classes at San Jose State University to develop his writing skills. There, Amir meets fellow refugee Soraya Taheri and her family. Baba is diagnosed with terminal cancer but is still capable of granting Amir one last favor: He agrees and the two marry. Shortly thereafter Baba dies.
Amir and Soraya settle down in a happy marriage, but to their sorrow, they learn that they cannot have children. Amir embarks on a successful career as a novelist. Fifteen years after his wedding, Amir receives a call from his father's best friend and his childhood father figure Rahim Khan, who is dying, asking him to come to see him in Peshawar.
He enigmatically tells Amir, "There is a way to be good again. Rahim Khan further reveals that Ali, being sterile, was not Hassan's biological father.
Hassan was actually Baba's son and Amir's half-brother hence why Baba was so adamant about treating Hassan well and reacted so strongly to Amir's jealousy and Hassan's departure. Finally, he tells Amir that the reason he called Amir to Pakistan was to rescue Sohrab, Hassan's son, from an orphanage in Kabul. Amir, accompanied by Farid, an Afghan taxi driver and veteran of the war with the Soviets, searches for Sohrab. They learn that a Taliban official comes to the orphanage often, brings cash, and usually takes a girl away with him.
Occasionally he chooses a boy, recently Sohrab. The director tells Amir how to find the official, and Farid secures an appointment at his home by claiming to have "personal business" with him. Amir meets the man, who reveals himself as Assef. Sohrab is being kept at Assef's house as a dancer.
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Assef agrees to relinquish him if Amir can beat him in a fight. Assef then badly beats Amir, breaking several bones, until Sohrab uses a slingshot to fire a brass ball into Assef's left eye, thus fulfilling his father's childhood promise. Sohrab helps Amir out of the house, where he passes out and wakes up in a hospital.
Amir tells Sohrab of his plans to take him back to America and possibly adopt him. However, American authorities demand evidence of Sohrab's orphan status. Amir tells Sohrab that he may have to go back to the orphanage for a little while as they encounter a problem in the adoption process, and Sohrab, terrified about returning to the orphanage, attempts suicide.
Amir eventually manages to take him back to the United States. After his adoption, Sohrab refuses to interact with Amir or Soraya until the former reminisces about Hassan and kites and shows off some of Hassan's tricks. In the end, Sohrab only gives a lopsided smile, but Amir takes it with all his heart as he runs the kite for Sohrab, saying, "For you, a thousand times over. Khaled Hosseini acknowledged that the character is "an unlikable coward who failed to come to the aid of his best friend" for much of the duration of the story; consequently, Hosseini chose to create sympathy for Amir through circumstances rather than the personality he was given until the last third of the book.
As a child, he enjoys storytelling and is encouraged by Rahim Khan to become a well known writer. At age 18, he and his father flee to America following the Soviet Military invasion of Afghanistan, where he pursues his dream of being a writer. Hassan is Amir's closest childhood friend. He is described as having a China doll face, green eyes, and a harelip.
Hosseini regards him as a flat character in terms of development; he is "a lovely guy and you root for him and you love him but he's not complicated". Moreover, it would make Hassan a Pashtun according to tribal law and not Hazara as he's actually the son of Baba, and ironic for Assef to bully him as both Assef and Hassan are half Pashtuns.
Hassan is later killed by the Taliban for refusal to abandon Amir's property. Assef is the son of a Pashtun father and a German mother, and believes that Pashtuns are superior to Hazaras, although he himself is not a full Pashtun. As a teenager, he is a neighborhood bully and is enamored with Hitler and Nazism.
He is described as a " sociopath " by Amir. He rapes Hassan to get revenge on Amir.
As an adult, he joins the Taliban and sexually abuses Hassan's son, Sohrab and other children of Sohrab's orphanage. Baba is Amir's father and a wealthy businessman who aids the community by creating businesses for others and building a new orphanage. He is the biological father of Hassan, a fact he hides from both of his children, and seems to favor him over Amir.
Similar to Hosseini's father,  Baba does not endorse the religiosity demanded by the clerics in the religion classes attended by Amir in school. In his later years, after fleeing to America, he works at a gas station.
He dies from cancer inshortly after Amir and Soraya's wedding. Ali is Baba's servant, a Hazara believed to be Hassan's father. In his youth, Baba's father adopted him after his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Before the events of the novel, Ali had been struck with polio, rendering his right leg useless. Because of this, Ali is constantly tormented by children in the town. He is later killed by a land mine in Hazarajat. Rahim Khan is Baba's loyal friend and business partner, as well as a mentor to Amir.
Rahim persuades Amir to come to Pakistan to inform him that Hassan is his half brother and that he should rescue Sohrab. Soraya is a young Afghan woman whom Amir meets and marries in the United States. Hosseini originally scripted the character as an American woman, but he later agreed to rewrite her as an Afghan immigrant after his editor did not find her background believable for her role in the story.
Before meeting Amir, she ran away with an Afghan boyfriend in Virginia, which, according to Afghan tradition, made her unsuitable for marriage.
Because Amir is unwilling to confront his own past actions, he admires Soraya for her courage in admitting to and moving beyond her past mistakes, and marries her.
Sohrab is the son of Hassan. After his parents are killed and he is sent to an orphanage, Assef buys and abuses the child. Amir saves and later adopts him. After being brought to the United States, he slowly adapts to his new life.
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Sohrab greatly resembles a young version of his father Hassan. Sanaubar is Ali's wife and the mother of Hassan. Shortly after Hassan's birth, she runs away from home and joins a group of traveling dancers. Soraya is Baba's main carer towards the end of his life. When she moves in with Amir she looks after him, mothering him completely. Sohrab and Soraya have a strained relationship when Amir brings him back from Afghanistan, as she had many plans for him however he is so scarred from what happened he does not speak or anything at all.
Velvet is a very luxurious and rich fabric, whereas coal is more dirty and unappealing, so there is a lot of contrast between the two. Black is often symbolistic of darkness and can be quite sinister, possibly showing that she has a dark past Running away with a man, dishonouring her family. It is also a very graceful simile, again making her seem desirable. It also makes her seem quite mysterious as the eyes are supposedly the 'window to the soul' however hers are shaded by the lashes, not allowing Amir to see into them clearly.
Key Quotes When Soraya tells Amir the story of why she wants to be a teacher he says: How I had teased him about the big words he didn't know. Amir sees her as a good person, maybe even wants to be like her. She was to her servant what he should have been to Hassan, and he knows this. He feels regret, but also as though she could help him to change and take back what he used to be, by helping him become good now. When we [the Taheris] lived in Virginia, I ran away with an Afghan man.
I was eighteen at the time We lived together for almost a month. Pader eventually found us. He showed up at the door and Saying I hated him