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Society in The Kite Runner , Cat’s Cradle , and Travels with Charley . The Kite Runner. By Khaled Hosseini. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= HW7aGiuKZaU. About the Author. Born in Afghanistan in 1965 Came to US in 1980 The Kite Runner was first published work - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Society in The Kite Runner, Cats Cradle, and Travels with Charley The Kite RunnerBy Khaled Hosseinihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW7aGiuKZaU

About the AuthorBorn in Afghanistan in 1965Came to US in 1980 The Kite Runner was first published work A Thousand Splendid Suns published in 2007

Google Images4The Kite RunnerSummaryCharacters: AmirHassanAssefSorhabRahim KahnAmirs fatherMajor Themes: Redemption, ReligionPlaces: Kabul, Afghanistan and San Francisco, CaliforniaThe Kite RunnerHow it relates to the theme of societyAmir grows more distant from Hassan because of societyPashtun Afghanis discriminate against HazarasAmir cannot be publicly close with HassanAmir later feels guilty about this because of another societyAmir moves to AmericaHe begins to feel guilty and wonder about Hassan

Cats CradleBy Kurt VonnegutAbout the AuthorBorn November 11, 1922Died April 11, 2007Vonnegut was a POW in WWIIThis had a profound influence on himFire Bombing of DresdenMain theme of Slaughter House Five and six other works

Google ImagesCats CradleSummaryCharactersJohn Dr. BreedPapa MonzanoMona MonzanoThe HoenikkersThe CrosbysThe MintonsThemes: Falsity of truth, dangers of technology, science vs. religionPlaces: Ilium, NY, and San Lorenzo

Cats Cradle How it relates to the theme of societyJohn adopts the religion of Bokonon because of the time he spends on the island of San LorenzoBokonon is the native religion of San LorenzoJohn dislikes the Crosbys because they are too normalThey are exactly what society expects

Travels with CharleyBy John SteinbeckAbout the AuthorBorn in Salinas California in 1902Wrote many famous novels about American people and issuesThe Grapes of WrathCannery RowDied on December 20, 1968

Google ImagesTravels with CharleyA non-fiction account of his cross country trip in 1960He traveled with his poodle, CharleyRoute:

Google ImagesTravels with CharleySteinbeck made the journey in a makeshift RV he named RocianteHe made the journey to get a true look at the country and its peopleHe ate at truck stops and diners He had distinct impressions about each part of the countryHe did not enjoy his time in Texas and the South-EastTravels with CharleyHow it relates to the themeSteinbeck wanted to go into the South to see the CheerleadersThis was his name for the people standing by schools protesting integrationHe called the displays he saw in New Orleans disgusting and horrificRotten vegetables thrown at kids He discovers that his friends from the South were not representative of southern society Sources www.google.com/images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeckhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonneguthttp://www.khaledhosseini.com/