April 2018 North and South mag Brief outline of plot This article is about a middle aged mother telling her journey through surgery, from coming out of the wilderness to the other side. What was your response to the text? Personally by the time I had read the whole article I could tell that this […]

Main characters: Ellie, Sophie, Greg, Lucy,  Other characters involved are: allies husband Phillip, ellies mother, farther, brother Mikie, also sophist teacher Claire. The story is told through the eyes of Ellie Basically Ellie and Lucy have been bfs since they were 4 years old, they are both fully grown and in their mid thirties both […]

This story is about young boy called August (auggie). In this book August started off as a 10 year old kid. Who had had 21 surgeries since he was born. The big and most important ones happened before he was 4, and he’s had 2 or 3 surgeries even year since then. As Augusts has […]

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 […]

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.