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“The Kite Runner”
|Pg # |Notes from text: |Explanation: | | | | | |1-21 |“That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about |Foreshadowing and hinting at what might be explained later in | | |the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the |the book. | | |past claws its way out.” | | | | | | | | “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t | | |22-35 |stand up to anything.” |This is when Baba was talking about how Amir was a coward and | | | |because of this Amir is constantly seeking Baba’s approval. | | | | | | |“…None of us had any notion that a way of life had ended. Our |More foreshadowing on the future of the novel, implying that the| |36-76 |way of life” |luxurious life they were living right now had come to an end. | | | |The way of life they know right now would be a thing of the | | | |past, with explosions and scary things being their new lives. | | | | | | | |Even though he knew it was wrong and was going to regret it | | | |later, if not now, he still needed a reason to put his heart at | | |“I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the |rest. Its what he needed to win Baba’s approval, was that blue | |77-95 |real reason I was running, was that Hassan was right: Nothing |kite, and he didn’t care how he got. He didn’t need Hassan | | |was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to |stealing his moment that Baba would be proud of him. | | |pay, … to win Baba.” | | | | |Amir feels like he can never impress his father, and the fact | | | |the Hassan can do it so easily makes him mad. Amir feels like he| | | |would do anything to get the treatment Hassan gets. Like ignore | | |“I tried to fake a smile, but all I could manage was a feeble |a very horrific event. | | |upturning of the corners of my mouth--my stomach was turning at| | |96-109 |the sight of my father bonding with Hassan.” |Amir can never live up to the expectations his father expects of| | |...
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