The Kite Runner Dialectical Journal Essay

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1.Point of View - the perspective from which the author tells the story Page 2 - “I sat on a park bench near a willow tree. I thought about something Rahim Khan said just before he hung up, almost as an afterthought. I looked up at those twin kites.” The whole book is written as a first person narrative except for one short part that Rahim Khan is narrating. The book is told in first person by the main character Amir. The example shows that the story is told in first person because the author uses the word “I” and explains what Amir is thinking in his own mind which can only be done in first person narrative. 2. Metaphor - word or phrase that is used to compare two different objects Page 16 - “I felt as if I were sitting on a pair of tree trunks.”…show more content…
Amir hid money under Hassan’s bed because he wanted Baba to fire Hassan and his father from their jobs as workers for Baba. Amir did not want to see Hassan anymore because Amir felt so much guilt for not doing anything when Hassan was getting raped. The flashback brings back a memory so the story will tie back together. 6. Irony - the use of words that mean the exact opposite of their actual meaning Page 225 - “I was learning that Baba had been a thief. And a thief of the worst kind, because the things he’d stolen had been sacred: from me the right to know I had a brother, from Hassan his identity, and from Ali his honor.” The irony in the quote is that Baba has always told Amir that there is only one sin and that was theft, but Amir ends up finding out later on that Baba had actually been a thief all along and was stealing things that were sacred to other people. It is also ironic that Amir ends up finding out that Hassan has been his half brother all along but no one knew but Baba. Amir now understands why Hassan always had a close connection with him because they were brothers, and brothers always have a special
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