Discuss how the author uses language techniques to develop a main character in the novel, and how this character helps you understand one or more significant themes/ideas.                        Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice (Islamic and Farsi words), style, symbolism, structure, foreshadowing, or […]

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Analyse how language features were used to capture the reader’s imagination.                                 – Amir’s narrative point of view                                                […]

Importance of Setting Social Castes – Amir = high caste (Pashtun) and Hasaan = low caste (Hazara). Historical – just before the Russian invasion. Cultural – Islamic country Political – Baba was a powerful figure in Kabul Society Explain the importance of setting (historical, social, cultural and political), and it’s influence on how the narrator (Amir) […]

Forgive? But theft was the one unforgivable sin, the common denominator of all sins. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to […]

Events after the 1st turning point Amir barely sees Hassan Hassan’s withdrawn and sleeps a lot Amir and Baba’s relationship is better “It shouldn’t have felt this way. Baba and I were finally friends… Except now that I had it, I felt as empty as this unkept pool I was dangling my legs into.” Explain […]

CHAPTER 7 The first main turning point in the novel is Amir witnessing Hassan getting raped and making the decision to do nothing. Amir just wanted to get the kite to please Baba. Hosseini has built up to this event by foreshadowing that something will happen that will change their lives forever in a negative […]

Our story is set in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1975. The main character Amir, the narrator of the book, is looking back at his childhood and how it had had a profound effect on his life, before the Russian invasion. Amir is a high caste Pashtun and  Sunni Muslim, who loves poetry and writing. Baba, his […]

Introduction: “Once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what […]

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