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.

SETTING THEME EVIDENCE
Afghanistan

 – Amir and Hassan’s relationship

–  Betrayal

– “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

Themes:

  • Betrayal
  • Memory and guilt
  • Redemption
  • Violence
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Society

Symbols:

  • Kites
  • Monster in the lake
  • The cleft lip
  • The sacrificial lamb
  • The slingshot
  • The pomegranate tree

 

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