27th March 2018

Essay outlines

Analyse how language features were used to capture the reader’s imagination.                                 – Amir’s narrative point of view                                                                                                             – Foreshadowing                                                                                                                                   – First language words, festivals, cultural references                                                                           – Symbolism – kites, lamb to the slaughter, the cleft palate

In his novel The Kite Runner, author Khaled Hosseini uses numerous effective language features such as narrative point of view, foreshadowing, and symbolism to capture the reader’s imagination. Hosseini also includes first language Farsi words and references to cultural and religious events to add to the authenticity of the novel.

Paragraph one (Narrative point of view – first person, talks about cultural, religious, social events/issues and political things)

Paragraph two (foreshadowing – hints at events to come)

Paragraph three (symbolism and themes – kites, cleft lip, family relationships, guilt, redemption)


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