Aim: What does America offer Amir and Baba? Do Now: What did you think of this country when you first came? What was it like for you? How did you adjust?
Chapter 10 • Summarize the events – Tell what happened first, what happened next and what happened last.
“Baba loved the idea of America. It was living in America that gave him an ulcer.” - p. 125 • Why did Baba love the idea of living in America? • How did America prove to be a bigger adjustment for Baba than he expected?
“America was different. America was a river, roaring along unmindful of the past. I could wake into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins. If for nothing else, for that, I embraced America.” - p. 136 • Metaphor: comparison of two things without using like or as. • To what is Amir comparing America? • Therefore, what is the metaphor being made in this passage? • Based ont his metaphor, what does America mean to Amir?
Homework • “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime, Amir.” - p. 142. • In a well-developed paragraph, discuss the following: Based on the above passage, what do Amir and Soraya have in common? Be as specific as possible in your answer.