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by Khaled Hosseini

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In The Kite Runner, Hosseini compared kite fighting to going to war. Identify how the two are similar.

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In chapter 6, Amir anxiously tosses and turns in his bed while waiting for the kite-fighting tournament to begin the next day. Amir draws comparisons between kite-fighting and a soldier preparing to go to war by writing,

I never slept the night before the tournament. I'd roll from side to side, make shadow animals on the wall, even sit on the balcony in the dark, a blanket wrapped around me. I felt like a soldier trying to sleep in the trenches the night before a major battle. And that wasn't so far off. In Kabul, fighting kites was a little like going to war (Hosseini 40).

In addition to Amir comparing his sleepless nights to a soldier attempting to get some rest in the uncomfortable trenches the night before a major battle, he also compares purchasing and examining his kite to the...

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