Table of Contents
- 1 How does Sohrab respond to life with Amir and Soraya?
- 2 What is the relationship between Amir and Sohrab?
- 3 Is The Kite Runner a happy ending?
- 4 Does Amir tell Soraya about Hassan?
- 5 How are Hassan and Sohrab alike?
- 6 How does Amir find out about Sohrab?
- 7 How does Amir saves Sohrab?
- 8 Why does Sohrab smile at the end?
- 9 Does Sohrab survive in the Kite Runner?
- 10 Does Soraya get pregnant in the Kite Runner?
- 11 How do Amir and Sohrab cut the other kite’s string?
How does Sohrab respond to life with Amir and Soraya?
How does Sohrab respond to life with Amir and Soraya? Sohrab is silent and doesn’t ever talk. What happens that gives Amir hope that Sohrab may someday be happy again?
What is the relationship between Amir and Sohrab?
Sohrab is the young son of Hassan and Farzana. He is an ethnic Hazara, and is described as having the same eyes as his father. It turns out that Hassan was Amir’s half brother, so Sohrab is Amir’s nephew. When the Taliban murders Hassan and Farzana, Sohrab is sent to an orphanage in Kabul.
Do Amir and Soraya adopt Sohrab?
He never wants to go back to an orphanage. Amir promises that won’t happen, and after Sohrab agrees to go to America, Amir calls Soraya to explain everything. Amir can put Sohrab in an orphanage, file a petition, and wait up to two years for the government to approve the adoption.
Is The Kite Runner a happy ending?
The Kite Runner’s ending offers the first glimmer of hope for Amir and Sohrab. While at a gathering of Afghans at an American park, Sohrab (who hasn’t spoken in months) helps Amir kite-fight, and even smiles when Amir offers to run the kite they defeated.
Does Amir tell Soraya about Hassan?
Amir calls Soraya, who has been sick with worry, and explains everything to her, including the story of his betrayal of Hassan. Amir finally confesses his past to Soraya, as he should have done the day of their engagement when she told him the story of her past relationship.
What did Amir promise Sohrab?
What if they tire of him? In response to his concerns about going to an orphanage, Amir promises him that we will never need to go to an orphanage again. Sohrab nods in agreement after Amir implores him to “Come home with me.”
How are Hassan and Sohrab alike?
Throughout the end of The Kite Runner, Sohrab acts as an extension of Hassan. In addition to their “breathtaking” physical similarities, both characters are born and raised in the same hut, both are sexually abused by the same man, both kite-run with Amir, and both carry a slingshot.
How does Amir find out about Sohrab?
On the ride back to Rahim Khan’s, Amir recognizes he is not too old to start fighting for himself, and that somewhere in Kabul, a small part of Hassan remains. He finds Rahim Khan praying and tells him he will find Sohrab.
What does Amir tell Soraya about Hassan and Sohrab?
Then Amir tells him the truth about Hassan – that they were half-brothers, but neither of them knew. Sohrab guesses it is because Hassan was a Hazara, and he wonders if Baba was ashamed of him, but Amir says Baba was only ashamed of himself.
How does Amir saves Sohrab?
Amir also literally saves Sohrab in Chapters 24 and 25 when he rescues the boy after a suicide attempt. Amir finds Sohrab in the bathtub, wrists cut. He gets the boy to the hospital and, crazy with grief and worry, throws himself at the mercy of God.
Why does Sohrab smile at the end?
Still, we’re not sure if Amir has really redeemed himself. Sohrab’s smile and nod at least suggest redemption is possible. Said another way: Sohrab’s gestures suggest it’s possible that Amir, by taking in Sohrab, has atoned or made amends for both his betrayal of Hassan and his father’s betrayal of Ali.
What happens to Sohrab after the book?
At the end of the novel, Amir has finally managed to adopt Sohrab, Hassan’s son. Sohrab now lives with Amir and his wife Soraya in America. Amir and Soraya will continue to care for Sohrab as if he was their biological son. They will provide him with the security and stability he needs so badly.
Does Sohrab survive in the Kite Runner?
Thankfully, Sohrab survives, and Amir doesn’t budge from his side throughout his recovery. Obviously, Amir’s physical rescuing of Sohrab from his captor, as well as from his suicide attempt, is admirable. But he also rescues the boy from the psychological terrors of his circumstances.
Does Soraya get pregnant in the Kite Runner?
Unfortunately, Soraya cannot become pregnant, despite treatments and remedies. Their family dynamic changes, however, when Amir goes to Pakistan, and eventually Kabul. Soraya helps Amir adopt his best friend’s son, Sohrab. They finally have the child they both wanted. Sohrab, however, does not speak.
Where does Amir take Sohrab and Soraya on a rainy day?
One rainy day in March 2002, Amir takes Sohrab, Soraya, and Kamila to a gathering of Afghans at a park. There is a tent where people are cooking. Sohrab, who is still not speaking, stands out in the rain, but eventually the weather clears. Soraya points out kites flying in the sky.
How do Amir and Sohrab cut the other kite’s string?
In one move, Amir and Sohrab sever the other kite’s string, cutting it loose. People cheer around them, and a brief smile appears on Sohrab’s face.