How does Hosseini tell the story in chapter 7? Chapter seven of the kite runner serves as the turning point as the horrific rape of Hassan shapes the rest of the novel and it is the chapter that Amir begins his journey for redemption. Hosseini uses a number of narrative techniques to help develop major themes that recur throughout the novel. The symbolism of the kites, the state of Afghanistan, friendship, sin, dreams, violence and betrayal are all interwoven by Hosseini in this chapter in order to portray the incident in the most emotionally effective way possible. From the title of the novel we can tell that the kite plays a very important role in the novel.
Chapter 7 mirrors Chapter 1 in setting and structure, of the travelling to New York and the necessity to pass through ‘The Valley of Ashes’ symbolic of the mythological River Styx and “The Waste Land” by T.S. Elliot. Also, the many separated sections in Chapter 7 are reminiscent of the structure of Chapter 1, used as a key way for Fitzgerald to effectively and emotively convey the story, by framing the two Chapters together. The tragic events in Chapter 7; the climactic revelation of Daisy and Gatsby’s affair and Myrtle’s death; come to light. The theme of mistaken identity is crucial in Chapter 7, from the first half of the Chapter where the prolonged discussion of who is driving which car creates a confused flurry of who is travelling with who; vital for the confusion after Myrtle’s death.
I ran it fairly” (P.77) and later got raped. Despite the consequences that Hassan was going to go through he believed that risking his life to satisfy Amir was worth giving up for than disappointing him. Near the ending of the book, Amir tries to redeem the broken bond between him and Sohrab. Amir used the kite in order to gain redemption, he flew the kite and used it in a battle against a local kid and won with the help of Sohrab. Right after Amir offered to run catch the kite for Sohrab and repeated the same quote that Hassan had said once, “For you, a thousand times over” (P.391).
Hassan is very loyal and will do anything for Amir. As a team, Amir and Hassan work well to win the kite fighting contest. After Amir beats the last kite of the contest, Hassan goes for the kite while saying “For you, a thousand times over!” (67). This occasion shows Hassan’s loyalty to Amir. But on the other hand, Amir does not do the same.
I think that Hassan reaction to Assef, when he threatens to give Amir a little legal education, is extremely brave especially their difference in class. I think that Hassan was right to do what he did, as he knows that Amir wont stick up for himself, and as Assef insults him, his family and, his kind. I think that Hassan was very brave and clever to say to Assef ’you are right, Agah. But perhaps you
Jennings use of foreshadowing helps readers unveil a deep understanding of Robin’s dark thoughts through literary techniques, “My high spirits dissolve like salt in water,” The use of red herrings throughout the novel help represent the use of significant and powerful themes through the use of the thriller conventions. Throughout this novel Paul Jennings use of short stories through the first person narration of Robin, reveals to readers the dark thoughts that continuously surface into Robins mind. Each story reflects upon the problems and obsessions that Robin is experiencing, showing the need to confront the darkness within him, before it completely dominates his mind. "I
So that when he does, he can understand the book better. That is one of the things that Their Eyes were Watching God lacked, making it a good story, but not a great book. One instance proven by Wright is when he says, “Turpin’s faults as a writer are those of an honest man trying desperately to say something; but Zora Neale Hurston lacks even that excuse. The sensory sweep of her novel carries no theme, no message, no thought”( ¶ #5). When he says there is “no thought” he means that there is nothing in the book that makes the reader think.
The novel I have studied is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The reoccurring theme running throughout this novel is the theme of atonement. “The Kite Runner” suggests that individuals can atone for the bad things they have done in their past. Hosseini suggests that atonement is possible if the person who seeks redemption first admits their guilt. He explores the ideas of guilt and atonement through Amir, the novel protagonist and to a lesser extent through Baba, his father, and a wealthy Afghan man.
However, the characters within the novel do not. Steinbeck was presented with conflict while writing the conclusion to The Grapes of Wrath. Any other ending would've been seen as “I saw it coming all along”. He, therefore, chooses to leave the reader to wonder of the Joads' fate; their journey ending with Rose of Sharon “smiling mysteriously”. This way, he sticks to his non-teleological pattern that he developed throughout the
It is because of this that he betrays Hassan, and says, “He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (p. 77). Later in life, he regrets this, realizing that love is more important than anything else. Amir gets a chance for redemption when he finds out Hassan has a son, Sohrab. So Amir rescues Sohrab from Assef, adopts him, and takes him back to America. In America, they attend an Afghan party, where a kite fighting competition takes place.