English Lit - The Kite Runner

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The story is told in a series of..
extended flashbacks
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Amir already knows the end of the story when telling it..what does this do?
Colours the Narrative, Able to Foreshadow events and build Dramatic Tension
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What does Amir call Hassan?
'The harelipped kite runner' - lets reader know that Hassan will be most significant in progression of the story
3 of 9
This is in First person narrative..what could this infer?
Only shows Amir's side to story, not from objective viewpoint..possibly UNRELIABLE NARRATOR
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'Bury' the past and how it 'claws its way out'
something that he does not want to bring up in his life again but he feels like he has to otherwise will be constantly on his mind. Something dead rising from grave.
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'There is a way to be good again'
Something Amir needs to atone. 'unatoned sins'. Narrative will follow Amir's search for redemption for his previous actions.
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'peeking into the alley'
peeking - doesn't want to look, does not want to go back to that but feels he has to. FORESHADOWS events and informs reader - key incident.
7 of 9
'a frigid overcast day'
PATHETIC FALLACY - implies oppressive and chilling emotions that day, something bad is going to happen
8 of 9
'a face like a Chinese doll chiseled from hardwood...eyes that looked, depending on the light, gold, green, even sapphire'
Expresses love he still feels for Hassan. LYRICAL language POETIC IMAGERY.
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Colours the Narrative, Able to Foreshadow events and build Dramatic Tension

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Amir already knows the end of the story when telling it..what does this do?

Card 3

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'The harelipped kite runner' - lets reader know that Hassan will be most significant in progression of the story

Back

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Card 4

Front

Only shows Amir's side to story, not from objective viewpoint..possibly UNRELIABLE NARRATOR

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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something that he does not want to bring up in his life again but he feels like he has to otherwise will be constantly on his mind. Something dead rising from grave.

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