The Kite Runner Questions and Answers
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Explore how various abuses of power are presented in The Kite Runner.

In The Kite Runner, there are multiple levels of power abuse.The Taliban abuses their power as demonstrated by the Ghazi Stadium executions. Amir abuses his power over Hassan when they were children. Assef abuses his power to commit sexual abuse towards Hassan and later Sohrab.

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One of the most glaring examples of power being abused in The Kite Runner is the Taliban's actions at Ghazi Stadium. Consistent with actual accounts from Afghanistan in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Taliban leaders participated in public executions at the stadium to scare and manipulate the citizens of Afghanistan. Amir and Farid witness a stoning at the stadium. Throughout history...

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