Study Guide

The Kite Runner Characters

By Khaled Hosseini

Amir

Like most good narrator-protagonists, Amir is a fairly complex character because the reader not...

Baba

Rahim Khan gives Baba his "famous nickname, Toophan agha, or 'Mr. Hurricane'" (3.2). At times...

Hassan

Hassan is a truly good and beautiful person even though he's had his fair share of hard times. In...

Assef

If Hassan represents all that is good and kind, Assef represents all that is evil and cruel. This...

Sohrab

We only meet Sohrab at the very end of the novel – so there's not much room for Hosseini to...

Ali

This guy takes some serious abuse in the novel. First off, Baba has an affair with Ali's wife and...

Soraya

Amir meets Soraya at the flea market – isn't that romantic? We think it kind of is. In the...

Rahim Khan

Some characters in plays and novels simply aren't rich, fully developed characters. And that's OK...

General Taheri and Khanum Taheri

How can you not be amused by Soraya's parents? We find these two, especially Khanum Taheri, to be...

Sanaubar

Sanaubar is the sexiest character in The Kite Runner. Baba sounds like a good-looking guy, but...

Sofia Akrami

We never see Amir's mother in the novel, but nonetheless she exerts an influence. Baba perhaps...