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by Khaled Hosseini

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Explain the similarities and differences between the end, the message, and Sohrab in the book and the movie The Kite Runner. What importance does the writer's background, born and partially raised in Afghanistan, have on the story?

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Khaled Hosseini’s personal heritage and experiences strongly influenced his decision to write The Kite Runner , which was his first novel, and the views of both Afghanistan and the United States that he presents in the novel. As noted on his personal website, both his parents were born and raised in Afghanistan and were highly educated. He was born in Kabul and lived there until he was eleven years old. One significant impact was that, after the family had lived in Paris for four...

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