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The Kite Runner Symbols & Symbolism

Khaled Hosseini
This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Kite Runner.
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Symbols and Symbolism


The charity built by Amir’s father. It is destroyed during the invasion and the war.


The gift given to Amir by Rahim Khan for his birthday. It's an acknowledgement of his talent as a young writer.


Amir claims that Hassan stole this gift. It is Amir’s way of getting Hassan out of the house.


The weapon used by Hassan and Sohrab.

Brass Ball

The item Sohrab uses to shoot Assef when Assef is beating Amir.

Flea Market

Where Amir often encounters the woman who will become his wife.

Kite Runner

The person who chases the kite that has been downed during a kite tournament.


Amir’s profession as an adult.


The gift Baba gives Amir upon his graduation from college.


Soraya's profession as an adult.

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