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 themes/ideas.
Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice (Islamic and Farsi words), style, symbolism, structure, foreshadowing, or narrative point-of-view.
– Amir and Hassan’s relationship
– “That was a long time ago…I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.”
– “The curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends ever… In the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was Sunni and he was Shi’a, and nothing was ever going to change that.”
|America||-Amir is a refugee in USA
-War in Afghanistan
-Amir is guilty
- Memory and guilt
- Monster in the lake
- The cleft lip
- The sacrificial lamb
- The slingshot
- The pomegranate tree