The Kite Runner Chpt 5

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  • The Kite Runner chpt 5
    • First example of conflict in the novel at the start of the chpt
    • "rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire” pg 33 onomatopoeia
    • “Hassan was crying. Ali pulled him close, clutched him with tenderness” pg 33 Ali juxtaposes Baba
    • “They were foreign sound to us then. The generation of Afghan children whose ears would know nothing but the sounds of bombs and gunfire was not yet born” pg 34 Use of hindsight - context - modern reader
    • “Do you want to go climb our tree?” pg 35 contrasts the situations
    • Pg 36 the description of Asseff is typical Archetypal villain - ideal son for Baba
    • “But then they want you to believe that, don’t they? They don’t want you to know the truth” pg 37 theme of truth
    • “But he’s not my friend!” I almost blurted. He’s my servant!” structure show’s Amir’s confusion pg 38
    • “what it must be like to live with such an ingrained sense of one’s place in a hierarchy” pg 39 triggers the narrative for the novel
    • “This isn’t the end for you either, Amir. Someday, I’ll make you face me one one one.” pg 40 foreshadowing
    • “It wasn’t fair. Hassan hadn’t done anything to earn Baba’s affections; he’d just been born with that stupid harelip” pg 43 Amir clouded by jealousy - child doesn’t understand.
      • Irony Baba is Hassan’s father
        • Baba cares about social appearance
    • “Because that was the winter that Hassan stopped smiling” pg 44 Builds tension
  • “They were foreign sound to us then. The generation of Afghan children whose ears would know nothing but the sounds of bombs and gunfire was not yet born” pg 34 Use of hindsight - context - modern reader

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