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In chapter 22 of The Kite Runner, name three "full circle" endings that occur as we reach the climax, or turning point, of the plot.

Chapter 22 of The Kite Runner contains many "full circle" endings. His bravery making the dangerous trip would have made Baba proud, which is a full-circle element. Amir's revulsion at the Talib's massacre of Hazaras shows him defending Hassan posthumously. Amir learns that the Talib is Assef and he finally stands up to him. Years before, Hassan pulled out the slingshot to protect Amir, and Sohrab does the same thing.

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Chapter 22 of Kite Runner contains many "full circle" endings. Returning to the country under Taliban control is dangerous, which Amir recognizes. Nevertheless, he is determined to get Sohrab. He thinks,

This isn’t you, Amir, part of me said. You are gutless.

However, Amir is not gutless now. Amir believes he was a disappointment to Baba because he was not more courageous. Amir’s bravery would have made Baba proud, which is a full-circle element.

Amir's revulsion at the Talib's massacre of Hazaras is another full-circle. By protesting the inhumanity and cruelty of the many Hazara massacres that have occurred in his country, he is also standing up for and standing side-by-side with his now deceased half-brother Hassan.

Another full-circle moment occurs when Amir learns that the Talib is Assef, who was always a cruel sadist even as a boy. Amir thinks,

What was the old saying about the bad penny? My past was like that, always turning up.

Assef tells Amir that the two “have some unfinished...

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