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In Chapter 21, Amir finally sees Sohrab and realizes something about the Taliban...

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Posted May 17, 2009 at 11:44 PM via web

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In Chapter 21, Amir finally sees Sohrab and realizes something about the Taliban official. What is it?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 18, 2009 at 12:25 AM (Answer #1)

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Amir goes to rescue Sohrab and meets the Taliban official in chapters 21-22 of "The Kite Runner."  It is at this time that Amir realizes that the Taliban official is the same bully from his childhood who beat up and raped Hassan. The official "removes his glasses, and Amir realizes the official is actually Assef. Assef says he can have Sohrab, but first he has to earn him." 

Amir has come full circle and now will face the fear and demons he has run from his entire life.  He will face Assef.

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