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Compare and contrast how Khaled Hosseini and Tennessee Williams present the past affecting the present in The Kite Runner and A Streetcar Named Desire.

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The two works—one a novel, the other a play—are set in very different times and places, and feature characters of different national, ethnic, and religious heritages. However, there are some notable similarities regarding past and present.

One similarity can be detected in the way that characters regard the effect of the past on their current and future possibilities. We can detect a strong similarity between Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Amir in The Kite Runner . Both of these characters were able to move...

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