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  1. Major Themes Redemption Irony Righteousness Hope Self Conflict Coming of Age Desire for Acceptance
  2. Motifs and Symbols Rape The Cleft Lip Kites Amir’s first car Dark Alley Sling Shot Pomegranate Tree
  3. Connections When Rahim Kahn revealed to Amir that Hassan was Amir’s half brother. Amir became annoyed that his life was a lie. Star Wars When Amir places his watch and some money under Hassan’s bed and tells his Dad that Hassan stole it. Dylan’s experience When Sohrab cut his wrists in the bathtub and that’s how he was found by Amir. Law and Order- Special Victims Unit
  4. Key Vocabulary Inshallah– “In God Willing” Shahnameh – Largest Mosque Watan – Wedding Ceremony Auroussi – Racial Insult Koran – Bible of the Muslim People
  5. Opinion More real then most books Current events Depressing Suspenseful Moderate reading level RECOMMENDED
  6. Literary Luminary “It has seeped into our marriage, that emptiness, into our laughs, and our lovemaking.” (189) “Was he cheering for me? Or did part of him enjoy watching me fail?” (63) “There was a monster in the lake. It had grabbed Hasson by the ankles, dragged him to the murky bottom. I was that monster.” (85)
  7. About khaledhosseini

    Born in Kabul in 1965. In 1976 his family was relocated to Paris by the afghan foreign ministry the hosseini family moved to the US in 1980. Had The Kite Runner published in 2003. Earned bachelors degree in biology in 1988
  8. Context of the Novel

    Set during 1970’s to 2003 The government became republic then the Taliban over ran them novel won san Francisco chronicle best book of the year and Entertainment Weekly's best book in 2003