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The Kite Runner

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Going Khastegari

KTERUN-JNNREN

When Amir brings his father home from the hospital and it becomes clear that his cancer is terminal, he asks Baba to do him a favor: “I want you to go khastegari.”

Why is this request significant?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Amir is creating a moment of trust and bonding with his father.

B

It provides Baba with a final opportunity to participate in Afghan ritual.

C

Baba never thought Amir would get married.

D

Amir is showing Baba that he still honors his cultural heritage.

E

Amir has never asked his father for anything before.