Kite Runner Allusions Flashcard Example #18650

wedding song
Ahesta boro
runs an orphanage
Zaman
displaced King Zahir Shah
Dauod Khan
“killer” mountains
Hindu Kush
famous political singer
Ahmad Zahir
“harelipped kite runner”
Hassan
Persian poet and astronomer
Khayyam
suitor
khastegar
home in America
Fremont (CA)
gets Assef in the end (eye)
slingshot (technically, it was Sohrab)
wrestled a bear
Baba
the good or the bad, but not the ugly
Clint (Eastwood)
home of the giant Buddhas
Bamiyan
color of protection
blue
“God willing”
inshallah
both Hassan and Sohrab are compared to this
a lamb
Hassan’s mother
Sanaubar
flat bread
naan
baggy pants and tunic
shalwarkameez
John Wayne’s a sheriff in this movie
Rio Bravo
great Persian warrior killed by his dad
Sohrab
Amir meets Rahim here
Peshawar
his father kills himself
Kamal
Baba’s favorite stew
shorwa
charity
zakat
gave Amir a chance to be good again
Rahim
soccer and executions
Ghazi
Assef’s knuckles
brass
a place to bury memories
America
Afghan “warriors” against communists
mujahedin
crippled leg; can’t smile
Ali
more than a driver
Farid
General’s daughter
Soraya
comrades
rafigs
body covering
burqa
president during communist rule
Karmal
number of gunslingers it takes to protect a village
seven
the only real sin
theft
language Amir spoke in Afghanistan
Farsi
Les Miserables author
(Victor) Hugo
head covering for modesty
hijab
current President and caracul hat wearer
Karzai
Sunni muslims with strong connection to nang and namoos
Pashtun
beret
pakol
Assef became this
Talib
“city of people” where Amir recuperates
Islamabad
Shi’a muslim with Mongolian characteristics
Hazara
site of Hazara massacre
Mazar-i-Sharif
“my son”
“bachem”
seeds of unity
pomegranate
where Hassan moved to
Hazarajat
Baba’s princess
Sofia
folk songs
ghazals
“a leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird’s flight”
(Sohrab’s) smile
Hassan’s favorite kite move; the “lift and…”
dive
Wazir Akbar Khan district is here
Kabul
tendency to exaggerate
laaf

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