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What are the differences and similarities between Chronicle of a Death Foretold and The Kite Runner

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Hello! You asked what differences and similarities there are between 'Chronicle Of A Death Foretold' and 'The Kite Runner.' I list two similarities and two differences below. You will likely find more, but I hope these will be a start for you.


1)A tragedy occurs and no one intervenes to stop it.

In The Kite Runner, Amir has just won the kite-fighting tournament, and Hassan has gone to retrieve the kite. Hassan is Amir's servant and does whatever Amir tells him. When Hassan does not appear, Amir goes looking for him. In the process, he comes across Hassan being raped by the neighborhood bully, Assef. Although he sees what happens from beginning to end, he does nothing to help Hassan. In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold, many people in Santiago Nasar's village know that the Vicario brothers are looking to kill Santiago, but all give varied reasons or excuses for doing nothing substantial to prevent the killing.

2)The divide between rich and poor leads to dysfunction.

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