what causes effects social, politely, what circumstances lead to its creation? religious perspectives regional perspectives womens perspectives global perspectives the situation now – are they still a problem? if so, what can we do about them? Here in Wanaka we are very isolated in the world, we don’t really care what happens and or we […]

Themes BETRAYAL  The betrayal of a loyal friend by a wealthier, more corrupt “master” is a recurring motif in The Kite Runner, and Amir and Baba’s feelings of guilt for their betrayals drive much of the novel’s action. The central betrayal comes when Amir watches and does nothing as Hassan, who has always stood up […]

What to look for while viewing Schindler’s List for the first time When studying Schindler’s List you need to appreciate the way the film has been constructed and the decisions that Spielberg made as the film’s director. You must also remember that the film is a text like any other Year 12 text in terms […]

Amirs narrative point of view  Foreshadowing  First language words, Festivals and 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 all includes first language […]

Explain the importance of the setting and its influence on how the narrator tells his story. Social Castes : Amir (high caste, Pashtun) Hassan (low caste, Hagara) Historical: Just before the Russian invasion Cultural: Islamic Country Political: Baba was a powerful figure in Kabul society The first three chapters of the novel tell us the […]

Chapter 1 The period is December 2001, and our narrator, who tells his story in the first person, recalls an event that occurred in 1975, when he was twelve years old and growing up in Afghanistan. He does not say what happened, but says the event made him who he is. He follows this recollection […]

Amir: desperate to lease Baba. Selfish. Jealous of Hassan. Loves to write. Wealthy. Pashtun, Sunni Muslim. Hassan: Loyal. Obedient. Illiterate. Poor. Hazara, Shi’a Muslim. Assef: Nasty. Bully. Violent. Germon mother (Nazi-like), Blonde, Blue-eyed

The first man turning point in the novel is Amir witnesses Hassan’s 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 foreshowing that something will happens that will change their lives forever, in a negative way. Hosseini writes: […]

Farsi is the language of Afghanistan, and there are numerous farsi and muslim words used in the novel for example: Inshallah – god willing. Kochi – nomads. Buzkashi – annual tournament featuring horseman. Namaz – daily prayers.

Our story is set in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1975, before the Russian invasion. The main character, Amir, is looking back at his childhood and how it has had profound effect oh his life. Amir’s farther, Baba is a cold, hard man who is disappointed in his son. He is a successful businessman. They are of […]