The Kite Runner - Chapters 4 - 7 Summary & Analysis

Khaled Hosseini
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Chapter 4

Amir recounts the story of how Ali came to be a member of the household. Amir’s grandfather was a judge in 1933, the year Baba was born. A pair of men had struck and killed a couple leaving their five-year-old son an orphan. That boy was Ali and Amir’s grandfather had taken the boy into his house. Amir says Baba has many stories about the mischief he and Ali caused as children. Ali says Baba came up with the ideas and he merely carried out Baba’s plans.

Each day during the school year, Hassan does chores while Baba drives Amir to school in his black Ford Mustang. After school, Amir and Hassan head to an abandoned cemetery where they eat pomegranates from a tree and Amir reads to Hassan. One day Amir stops reading the story in the book and...

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