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