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 narrative point-of-view. Themes Betrayel Memory and guilt Redemption Violance Politics, religion, […]

Starts at Germany February 1983 New mum seems like a complete bitch She is quite/ shy Beats up boy She cant read Has a book that once belonged to her brother Attack by nazis in Novermber 1985 Learns how to read Her mother was communist She stole book form burning pile at ceremony “A person […]

Amir’s narrative point of view Foreshadowing First langauge words, festivals and cultural referenes Sybolism – kites, lamb to the slaughter, the cleft palate. In the novel The Kite Runner, auther Khalad Hosseini uses numerous effective language features such as narrative point of veiw, foreshadowing and symbolism to capture the readers imagination. Hosseini also includes first […]

The importance of setting  Explain the importance of the setting (historical, social, cultural, political), and its inflence on how the narrator (Amir) tells his story Social castes – Amir – high caste (pashton)                       – Hassan – low caste (Hazraia) Historical – just before the Russian invation […]

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 […]

On the surface, how does the relationship between Hassan and Amir appear? They don’t have a true friendship because Amir thinks of himself being higher then Hassan and he looks down on him. In this society, they couldn’t be seen together because Hassan is in a lower class than Amir and is a servant. Hassan […]

The first main turning point in the novel is Amir witnesses Hassans rape and makes the decision to do nothing. He just wanted to get the kite to please Baba. Hosseini has built up to this event by foreshadowing that something will happens that will change their lives forever, in a negative way. Even if […]

Our story is set in Kabui, Afganistan in 1975. The main charactor, Amir the narator of the book, is looking back at his childhood and how it has had a profound effect on his life, before the russions invaded. Amir is a Pashton, high caste, Sunni Muslim who loves peotry and writing. Baba is his […]

1.6 Speech topic     Exotic animals as pets should be illegal Introduction    Slide 1 Imagine being taken captive using shock collars, tranquilizers, and almost lethal weapons, then taken away from your homes and families. Transported in cold, small cages for weeks, with minimal food and water. Then sold illegally on the black market, or to pet […]

Introduction “Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces, which rule the individual’s instinct for self preservation” (Albert Einstein)   It is evident that under any circumstances, mental, physical and emotional, humans determination can assist one’s survival. The texts “Touching the Void” written by Joe Simpson, “Rabbit Proof Fence” directed by Phillip Noyce, […]