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How are The Thorn Birds and The Kite Runner similar and different to each other?

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Both The Kite Runner and The Thorn Birds are novels with sweeping plots and many intrigues, but they rest essentially on the same theme: Family. Most of the similarities between the two texts revolve around that theme. In the treatment of it, of course, you will find numerous differences, from the setting to the twists of plot. Below are some ideas on significant similarities and differences that may help guide your thinking.

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