Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 30

a role that an Afghanastani man did not pursue within the community traditionally. Amir tries to locate Sohrab but learns from a beggar man what had happened to the orphanage:

The children were moved from here to Karteh−Seh after the rockets hit the old orphanage. Which is like saving someone from the lion’s cage and throwing them in the tigers. (Hosseini, 2009, p.261).

Initially it seems unclear as to what the beggar man is trying to reveal in his riddling statement’ after all orphanages are a place of safe refuge and are meant to serve as a place of protection after being left desolate and vulnerable in the world. Amir and his companion Farid soon learn evidently this is not the case; our most vulnerable individuals within society are in fact bate for a ‘tiger’