The Kite Runner Chpt 7

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    • Page 56 Psychoanalytical theory by Freud can be applied to Hassan’s dream
      • The monster is Amir’s true character inviting Hassan in (taking him to be raped)
      • The monster could be a metaphor for Assef, Amir or War
      • The dream makes Amir jealous because Hassan can create better stories
    • “'I don’t know, I was hoping you could tell me.’ Well, it’s a dumb dream. Nothing happens in it.’” page 57
      • Hassan trusts Amir
        • Show’s how Hazara’s are treated
    • The description of the atmosphere of the tournament juxtaposes what happens to Hassan
      • Figurative language contrasts the modern change in Afghanistan
        • A modern reader would have a forced perception of Afghanistan
      • Use of listing adds to the excitement
        • Untitled
    • The start of the chapter is Amir’s internal monologue
    • “‘Remember, Amir aha. There’s no monster, just a beautiful day’"
      • Irony
      • Dramatic - told by Amir
    • The description of Hassan’s actions on page 59 emphasises his innocence
    • “like paper sharks roaming for prey.” Page 59
      • Simile, foreshadows Assef’s attack on both Hassan and Amir
    • “Next to me, Hassan held the spool, his hands already bloodied by the string.” Page 60
      • Hassan does Amir’s dirty work
        • Show’s Amir doesn’t care about Hassan
    • The description of the tournament itself reflects soldiers in war
    • Page 62 “The chorus of 'Cut him! Cut him!’ grew louder, like Romans chanting for the gladiators to kill, kill!"
      • Childlike view - dramatic
      • Baba is an Emperor of Rome to Amir who is a gladiator
    • End of page 62 shows how Amir is encouraged as a child to treat Hassan like a servant
      • Show’s Hassan’s selflessness
      • Amir is aware Hassan played a role in their victory
    • “‘Hassan’ I said ‘Come back with it!’” Page 63
      • Amir sends Hassan to his fate
      • “‘For you a thousand times over!’"
        • Foreshadowing
          • Turning point in narrative
    • Page 64 shows Amir shaping his own narrative - fairytale like
      • Postmordenism
    • Page 65 Hassan missing his prayer’s shows how much he’d sacrifice for Amir
    • The man on page 66 who saw Hassan being followed but did nothing about it shows the prejudices of the Pashtun population to the Hazara’s
      • A western audience would question how this could happen
      • Remind’s the reader of Hassan’s position in society
    • Pages 66/67 the setting of the alleyway juxtaposes the setting at the start of the chapter
      • Builds tension
    • Short sentences on page 67 build the tension and show how Amir’s a coward
    • Page 68 shows the awareness of both Amir and Hassan and their positions in life and how they juxtapose each other
    • Reader becomes aware that Assef planned to rape Hassan - calculating and deliberate
    • All of Amir’s memories during the attack link to his guilt
      • First memory shows how Amir should have helped
      • Second memory links with the theme of the truth
        • Hassan’s fate was to be betrayed by Amir
      • Third memory shows how Hassan would help and defend Amir
        • Shows how lost Amir would be without him
          • Also suggests things would still be the same even if Amir told the truth
            • End of the memory foreshadows this “They summer in the afternoon light"
      • The fourth memory is a ritual sacrifice giving the reader an insight on islamic belief
        • The sheep reflects Hassan and how Amir’s won’t do anything to stop it
      • The memories make us question how could adult Amir remember what the memories he thought of from when he was 12
        • Unreliable narrator
        • Stream of consciousness
          • Postmodernism
    • “And I can’t lie now and say my eyes didn’t scan it for any rips” Page 73
      • Amir cares more about the kite then he does about Hassan


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