Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Road of Trials: October 6, 2015

Focus: What battles has Amir encountered on his road of trials? Has he won yet?

1. Warming up: Click HERE to view the road of trials

In your hero's journey notes, please respond to the following with your partner:

a. In your own words, what is the road of trials?

b. In your own words, what is the brother battle?

c. In your own words, what is the dragon battle?

d. Look back to your three movies. For one of them, identify the brother battle and the dragon battle.

e. In your opinion, why must every hero endure a road of trials? A brother battle? A dragon battle? How does it help define him (or her) as a hero?

2. Bringing it back to The Kite Runner: Has Amir faced a brother battle? A dragon battle? Has he defeated anything yet? What's it going to take?

3. Entering fishbowl discussion #3: The Kite Runner, Chapters 14, 15, and 16

HW:
1. Prepare for Thursday's fishbowl discussion by reading Chapters 17 and 18 with your five annotations/journal entries.

2. 3rd hour: Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz.

164 comments:

  1. Does Rahim have any sort of grudge on Amir for splitting up the family with his false accusations to Hassan? Or would Rahim not care for any reason?

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    1. I don't think Rahim would hold a grudge because he is not a member of the family. I do think he would be shocked that Amir would do this. Rahim Khan is close enough to Amir for nothing to stand between them.

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    2. Rahim is that figure in life that supports you and understand the choices made no matter how bad they are. He knew there was nothing he could do and knew the best thing to do was let it go.

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    3. I think that Rahim tries to be understanding towards Amir because Rahim is more like a father figure rather than Amir's dad's business colleague. There was also no reason to react that would have any impact so maybe he thought it was best not to get too worked up over it.

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  2. In chapter 14, on page 191 when Amir says "yes it's safe. I'll be alright, Soraya." Was Amir just saying this to make his wife feel better? Is there real danger in Afghanistan?

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    1. I believe there is real danger, because Hassan's father, Ali, was killed by a land mine, so I don't believe that is very safe

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    2. The whole of Afghanistan was fighting back in that time period. I feel like Amir thought he would be safe from the physical threat that lies in Kabul, but not the mental issues that might come back if he left for Afghanistan.

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    3. Amir understood that there was some danger in Pakistan but he didn't completely understand how bad it had become after the Taliban took over. To him, Kabul was home and it was one place where he felt as if he was safe and fit in. Therefore, he is in great danger coming back but does not completely understand how much danger he is in.

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    4. I also think that there is real danger because the Taliban have taken over and lots of people have been killed. Also kite fighting has been banned because of the Taliban.

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    5. I think it was just to make his wife feel better because he knows that he has to do this to redeem himself.

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  3. When Rahim Khan calls Amir, after asking him to come back to Pakistan, he states, "Come. There is a way to be good again". This quote is very important because it foreshadows that everything will go back to normal and also shows that Rahim Khan understands what Amir saw and did the day Hassan got raped.

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    1. Do you think that Amir can overcome his past and "be good again"?

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    2. Yes I believe he can if he just focuses on the future and puts his father's death behind him even though that is really hard to do knowing his father was the only family he ever knew.

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  4. On page 173 the author wrote "Baba never woke up", what do you think will happen next and what do you think Amir will do now without Baba?

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    1. I think without Baba he will be found lost. where before he didn't like him at times but now without him he knows how hard it is to survive and he will kinda fall off the edge of the Earth.

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    2. When Baba passed he said he felt no pain because he finally respected the man that Amir had become. I think Amir recognizes this and is much more accepting of his death than he would be if Baba still thought he was a failure.

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    3. Baba had died peacefully and on his own terms knowing his son would be happy and married. Amir will probably be lost at first but with his wife he should be able to find his way. What I wonder is will it affect his personality? Baba was a huge influence on Amir and without him Amir might feel the need to act out considering all that he has done in the past.

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  5. "It was presumptuous of me to just show up and ask you to drop everything...We'll go with you. We'll help you take care of the house." "Are you sure?" "Yes," (207). Is Hassan still in servant mode when Amir asked to come to America, or is he just that willing to help???

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    1. In this chapter, the narrator is Rahim Khan and not Amir.

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    2. Amir doesn't go see Hassan in Hazarajat

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  6. "I was rambling and I knew it. But it was better than crying, which I was probably going to do anyway."(pg 201-3rd paragraph) I was curious about how Amir will react when Rahim Khan finally passes. It seemed to me that throughout Amir's childhood he treated him more of a father than Baba did without having to be impressed. He supported Amir's love of writing and always knew when something was wrong. My question is, will the death of Rahim Khan match that of Baba's, be more devastating, or less?

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    1. I think that Baba's death was less devastating to Amir because Baba finally respected Amir and the man that he had become. If Baba dies still thinking Amir was a disappointment Amir would be more troubled.

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    2. I think because of the way Rahim was Amir's best friend since he was a young child, Amir will feel very upset about Rahim's death, but Amir is very strong at this point in the book, so he will find a way to move on.

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    3. I think that Baba's death didn't have a bigger impact on Amir because he basically got closure, with Baba finally treating him like a son. I think Amir finally feels okay with himself now which also helps him

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  7. I think Hassan stayed in the dirt hut because it made him feel uncomfortable to be with Baba. Maybe some things inside of Baba's home remind him of his past.

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    1. I agree, but I also think that Hassan stayed in the hut only because he was so used to living that lifestyle that he would feel out of place if he were to live anywhere else.

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  8. How will Amir's attitude change now that he doesn't have his father? How will this affect him? He has his wife now, but do you think he will still fell alone?

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    2. I think he will still feel alone because his dad was right there beside him, but at the same time, Amir and Baba haven't had the most solid relationship. I think it depends on how you look at it

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    3. "My whole life, I had been "Baba's son." Now he was gone. Baba couldn't show me the way anymore; I'd have to find it on my own. The thought of it terrified me."(Hosseini 174). I think his attitude will be more masculine, because he needs to be the big shot. His dad is gone now, so he needs to learn how to be the man of the house, and he has to do it on his own

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  9. Question: How would the wedding have gone if Amir had told his secret? And would the wedding even have happened? On page 169, the book says that "Baba spent $35,000, nearly the balance of his life savings," showing that Baba, along with everyone else in the wedding cares for Amir.

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    1. I think the wedding may have still gone on if Amir told Soraya about his past. He forgave her for running off with that drug addict and I don't think Soraya is the type of person that would be shallow enough considering he forgave her. If he told everyone before the wedding, I don't think there would be much issue. The only thing I could see would Baba or General Taheri might get angered that he was a coward.

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    2. I honestly think he wouldn't have had a wedding at all. If we are thinking like Amir, earlier in the book when Amir had the big party, he thought h was having the big party because he won the kite tournament. If he would have told the secret from something so serious, i have a feeling he wouldn't have had a wedding i the first place.

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    3. Given that Amir was only 12 when it happened, one would hope that Soraya, the person who truly seems to love Amir, would be willing to work through the issue with Amir and move on stronger.

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  10. How will Amir and Soraya's problem affect their relationship?

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    1. I think that Amir and Soraya will get past their problem and continue to love each other.

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    2. I think that there might be a problem with their relationship if and only if Amir doesn't tell her about his past

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    3. I think that since they are married now Amir should tell her his secret. If he doesn't, I feel like they are going to lose their trust between together.

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    4. I think that Amir will tell Soraya everything because they are married but that little secret that was in the ally way will stay hidden. So I think this would affect their relationship.

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  11. I think Hassan stayed in the dirt hurt because he wanted to respect Baba's legacy, and to show his humbleness to Baba's generosity early in life.

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  12. on page 192 "My suspicions had been right all those years. He knew about everything. He had always known. Come. There is a way to be good again." My question is, what will Rahim Khan introduce to Amir?

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    1. I have thought about this same question multiple times, I believe it will either be a noble cause, or he is prophetically saying to change his lifestyle. The noble cause will probably have to do with Hassan somehow, given his recent relations with him.

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  13. On page 201 why does Rahim Khan refuse to go to America for help?

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    1. He trusts all of the doctors and medical professionals he's met with in Afghanistan and says he is at peace. He doesn't wish to die in another place that isn't his home. He's accepted his fate and is willing to die sooner if it's at home.

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    2. because he responds with "Kabul is my home". Just like the middle east is Amir's home and he ended up coming back. Everyone establishes a home at one point. and that is Rahim Khan's so he must stay

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    3. Adding on to what jackson said, the Afghanistan culture and way of life is far different from Americans. They are more or less proud of what they do in life, and trust that their god does everything for a reason. They also are a lot more attached to their home.

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  14. Has Hassan and Amir more or less mimicked each other's lives without knowing it? They both got married and both lost someone important

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    1. I think they have mirrored their adult lives. This reminded me about how Amir and Soraya have mirrored relationships with their fathers. They both have fathers who don't respect them as people and who don't respect their profession.

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    2. I think it supposed to symbolize how Amir and Hassan are bonded for life.

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  15. In chapter 16 page 208, Hassan says "What will Amir agha think? What will he think he think when he comes back to Kabul after the war and finds that I have assumed his place in the house?" Hassan seems to still try to please Amir even after he left Kabul. What had caused Hassan to have such unwavering loyalty and respect for Amir?

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    1. I think this is the author carrying on with Hassan's character. Hassan hasn't changed since he left for Hazarajat and he still is the perfect person that is devoted to Amir.

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  16. Maybe Hassan could be forgiving Amir out of pity just so it takes all of the drama and changes in their life as a result of this event

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    1. I agree he should forgive him and makeup because they had a very strong friendship until the alley way incident but other than that they should not discuss it because it is in their past.

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    2. I agree he should forgive him and makeup because they had a very strong friendship until the alley way incident but other than that they should not discuss it because it is in their past.

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    3. I disagree, I think Hassan is someone who loves everyone he meets, and Amir has said how loving Hassan is multiple times. Hassan always wanted to be friends with Amir again, and even when he was horrible to Hassan, he would always try to mend his relationship with Amir.

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    1. I think because it is one of the last places they really had an emotional moment when he was throwing the pomegrantes at him so it shows him starting to rebuild their friendship.

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  18. Why does Hassan rebuild, clean, cook and do all the work in the house?

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    1. He probably feels obligated to do it because he might think if he doesn't then Amir won't respect him or want to rebuild their friendship again.

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  19. I think that the author brought in a mother figure because hassan already lost a father figure and after his baby died in child birth, he needed that figure of superiority

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    1. I agree, but I also think that the author put that in to symbolize a more formed family, and that Hassan can deal with what he is dealt

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  20. I think because of Amir's loss, Hassan's mom will help him out and look after him like his own mother.

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  21. Does Hassan care more about Baba or Amir?

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    1. Hassan cares about them both so much due to their childhood, but he has a stronger connection to Amir

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    2. I think Hassan cares more about Amir because they have been through everything together as kids. Also Hassan as done a lot for Amir.

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    3. I believe that Hassan cares more about Baba because Baba is nice and gave them a home before their town got invaded.

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  22. Has Amirs home town become a war zone?

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    1. Yes I believe that his home town became a war zone after being invaded by Soviet Union

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    3. "What did Hassan call it, 'the Wall of Ailing Corn'? A rocket destroyed a whole section of that wall in the middle of the night early that fall." (208) I think that Amirs hometown is in the heart of a war zone. His childhood home and memories and being destroyed by an evil force. I think that is very symbolic.

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  23. Hassan appears to speak well about Amir when Rahim explains his visit with Hassan. Do you think Hassan forgave Amir a long time ago (even when they were staying under the same roof), or when he went away with Ali for sometime, or has Hassan even forgave Amir about the incident?

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    1. I don't know if he will ever forget or forgive something like that. I think Hassan has moved on with his life and because of that he is willing to be friendly to Amir.

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    2. I think Hassan forgave Amir a while ago, he just never got the opportunity to show it due to Amir distancing himself. If Amir would have tried to talk to Hassan, he might have been able to work out the tension between them.

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  24. As the leaders are going over the summaries I am noticing that they are reading the very positive points of the chapters.

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  25. I think Hassan's mother coming back is a huge set back for Hassan. I feel like it is confusing for him to wonder why she left when he was born but wants to be apart of his life now.

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    1. I agree. Hassan has gotten over the fact that his mother left him, and he has now started a family and just when everything seems good, his past appears before his eyes.

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    2. I agree. I feel like another big battle is going to begin. It is going to take a long time for Hassan to trust his mom again, but since he is so forgiving his mom might take advantage of him.

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  26. What was Hassan's motives for marrying

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    1. I think Hassan is also battling with the past and trying to fill a gap by getting married.

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  27. I think her getting hit symbolizes the hardships women face in that country

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  28. On page 180 Amir says “But I think a big part of the reason I didn’t care about Soraya’s past was that I had one of my own. I knew all about regret." What do you think Amir regrets? (besides what happened to Hassan).

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    1. In retrospect, I don't think he actually regretted a lot more other than the incident with Hassan. But if anything, I think at some point he regretted that he only craved for Baba's attention when he was younger. He didn't seem to think much of it or really thankful when Rahim gave him praise about his book and Hassan providing the attention towards Amir to make up for all of Baba's ignorance towards Amir.

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    2. I think besides the rape, just everything else he did to Hassan, he regrets. He treated Hassan like crap before and after the rape... So Amir has a lot to be regretful about.

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  29. I find it intriguing that Hassan seemed to look past all the mishaps his mother did when she returned to him and spent time with her more often. Why did he forgive so easily when he has specific reasons to hold a grudge against her?

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    1. I feel that Hassan is a very forgiving person. Also he knows what it was like to be pushed away form some one and he wouldn't want to put someone through that.

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    2. Like I said in a past comment, I think Hassan's mom is going to find that he is vulnerable and take advantage of it.

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    1. I have the same question. I am wondering is Hassan has the same guilt that their friendship didn't work out. I am thinking that Hassan doesn't care as much as Amir does because of the person that Hassan is.

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  31. Why does Hassan speak so highly of Amir to Rahim when he treated him like crap? Why would he even still speak highly of him when he isnt even with him? Why would Hassan keep that negativity going?

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    1. I agree, I'm curious as to why only compliments or good comments are said from Hassan. But I think he was still saying nice things about Amir when they lived together like suggesting to spend time with Amir to go up and read on their hill, etc. Maybe he was just used to trying to see the good in Amir rather than bad.

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  32. I agree with Noah, although he may be going home, it could bring back a lot of memories from what happened with Hassan, that still to this day upsets him

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    1. I agree that going back home will force him to face his past and he will learn to handle it.

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  33. I think his mom getting hit is a re-acuring action of his friends and family getting hurt.

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  34. How is the death of Baba going to affect Amir going on in the story?

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    1. I think it's less tragic, because a parent dying happens all the time like it should, so he'll move past it quicker than most of the other things in his past

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    2. I think Amir is going to feel a huge weight lifted off of his shoulders. Riley said that he is also going to feel hurt and I agree because he spent his whole life trying to impress Baba. The thought of not fulfilling Baba's expectations is going to crush him.

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  35. "I gave the notebook back to Soraya and left the room. Baba hated it when I cried." (172) Why did Amir cry? Was it because he was happy his dad finally wanted to read his stories? Or was it because he was furious with his dad for waiting too long? Or was it because Soraya read his leather book with out asking? Or perhaps he was upset because some of his stories tied to his past and we're dark yet Soraya thought it was beautiful.

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    1. I think it's just a link to his past. Any objects he had in Afghanistan can bring back those memories and just flood him all at once

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  36. I don't think Amir will ever let go, he might have been close to getting rid of all those memories so he has to go back to dig them up because he can't/won't let it be in the past.

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  37. When Amir says "I have to go to Pakistan" (191) what do you think is the biggest reason he wants to go back? What do you think his thought process was?

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    1. In my perspective I feel like he decided it was time to face some of his past. Because when he mentions that he realized Rahim knew about everything of the incident, Amir decided to push him away along with Hassan and Ali ; trying to forget about the past, so coming face to face with Rahim was a start to beginning to face his past he's hidden for so long.

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  38. Do you think going back home will bring up the guilt that Amir has been trying to push down for so many years?

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    1. Not really. He's been living with the guilt he's been pushing down for so long it's probably normal feeling he has now. But I think one of the ways for the guilt to increase within him again is if he came face to face with Hassan.

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  39. How will Amir react to the death of Rahim Khan if he dies? He was his father figure after Baba died so what will Amir do?

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    1. Amir has seen a lot of death, so I feel at this point he understands the balance of life and death, and it won;t be too tragic to him

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    2. I think Amir will be sad about his death but I also think that the general is also kind of a father figure to Amir so he will still have a father figure.

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    3. I think Amir will be sad about his death but I also think that the general is also kind of a father figure to Amir so he will still have a father figure.

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  40. Why do think that Soraya thinks that it might be safe in Pakistan. "Yes it's safe. I'll be all right Soraya". Also why does he also think that he should go alone? Soraya "Should I go with you? "Nay I'd rather go alone"

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    1. Amir needed to go to Pakistan without any distractions to take care of what he felt he needed to do.

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    2. She probably thought that Pakistan wasn't safe war wise because other wars rose in other places in Afghanistan so she might've assumed that Pakistan was in the same situations.

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  41. Hassan continues to look up to Amir because Hassan could see how Amir was treated and what his childhood was like. It is not hard to tell that Amir did not get the love from his father that he needed so Hassan was always there to give it to him.

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    1. I think the love from a father and the love from a brother are very different, and a different balance between the two could have made him turn out differently

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  42. Why is Hassan such a forgiving person? He is a push over. No matter what anybody does he will find a way to forgive them and still try to be friends.

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  43. I agree with what Riley says because death is a big part of everybody's life but there is also a lot of tragedy in the book that affects him throughout the early years of his life.

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  44. At this point in the book there has been a lot of heartbreak for Amir. Do you think that Amir will go back and resolve all of his issues? Will things in the book get happier?

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    1. I think that the only reason Amir buried his past was because Baba was still holding him down and was part of the reason he pushed Hassan away. But now that Amir doesn't have to worry about making his dad proud he can admit to his wrongs and deal with his issues so he can move on and have a better life knowing he doesn't have to deal with the weight of the past anymore.

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    2. I think that the only reason Amir buried his past was because Baba was still holding him down and was part of the reason he pushed Hassan away. But now that Amir doesn't have to worry about making his dad proud he can admit to his wrongs and deal with his issues so he can move on and have a better life knowing he doesn't have to deal with the weight of the past anymore.

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  45. I think that Hassan decided to go to Afghanistan alone because he has realized that he needs to be able to handle his past on his own.

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  46. I also think that Amir has kind of forced his loneliness in a way on himself because first he started off with moving away and pushing Hassan and Ali away which were kind of family to him in a way. Also he showed very very little emotions when his dad did die.

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  47. I think death is just one of the trials he is faced with.

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    1. It definitely is. The fact that he is unable to be a father is a big downside in Amir's life.

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  48. Who is Amir going to go to talk to since his father has died?

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    1. I think he might make up with Hassan and that will be the person he goes to talk to.

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    2. I think Amir will talk to his wife.

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    3. I think he'll get connected with Rahim more and visit him face to face on a daily basis. I think Rahim is a father figure in Amir's eyes because Baba is gone and Amir has no one to help him shine the light through the tunnel I guess you could say.

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  49. Where is Hassan? I would think they would have met by now

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  50. I think that going back home will finally make it so that Amir has to face all of the things that he has struggled with throughout his life. Amir will finally have to face the truth and learn how to handle it on his own.

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    1. I agree because Amir has just been blowing off and just trying to ignore his past because he doesn't want to deal with it and I think if he goes back that is something that he can't do anymore and has to fix to move on with his life and get all that off his shoulder.

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  51. "Baba couldn't show me the way anymore; I'd have to find it on my own. The thought of it terrified me." (174) Amir grew up in a place where he would constantly try to make his dad proud but now that he's gone Amir doesn't know what to do since he depended on Baba to tell him what was right and what wasn't.

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  52. Chapter 14 "June 2001" Is the author building up events to 9/11/2001? Will that day have any significance in the story?

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  53. On page 208 Hassan says, "What will Amir aga think? What will he think when he comes back to Kabul after the war and finds that I have assumed his place in his house?" It is interesting that Hassan wouldn't move into the house because of what Amir would think. After all those years, the impact of Amir's teasing and looking down on Hassan is still effecting his adulthood. What do you think Amir would do if he did find Hassan living in his old house?

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    1. I think Amir has grown up into a better person versus what he was like when he was younger. So, instead of throwing a tantrum if Amir found out, he wouldn't mind at all. His mind would probably worry more about how Hassan and him would interact rather than Hassan living in one of the guest rooms of the old family house.

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  54. At the end of chapter 14, Amir says, “And dreamed of Hassan running in the snow, the hem of his green chapan dragging behind him, snow crunching under his black rubber boots.” He obviously is still thinking about Hassan. Will Hassan and Amir meet up later in the book? If they do, will Hassan forgive Amir?

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    1. I think Hassan, because of his nature, was never angry with Amir. I think Hassan will want to pickup where they left off, but Amir will continue to push him away.

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    2. I think that if they do meet up than Hassan is going to tell Amir that he is forgiven even though he most likely does not completely forgive him. However I do not think that Amir will ever forgive himself for what he did.

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    3. If Hassan ever felt like Amir needed to apologize in a way because of the accident, I think Hassan already forgave Amir.

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  55. I think the author lets you chose to like him or not, that's why I think that's why bad things happen to him in the story. So some people can feel sympathy and others dislike him.

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    1. I agree, some people may be upset with how he acted towards Hassan when he was younger and some may think he was young and his father treated him poorly, it was hard to do something during that situation with Hassan. You really decide wether or not he's good or he's bad.

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  56. Is Amir's guilt and trip back to the Middle East enough for the reader to forgive him?

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    1. I think the author wants us to be upset with Amir, but also feel bad for him. I think this because he wants us to live his life with him and be possibly really happy for him if something good happens in the end.

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    2. I think it depends on which reader you are referring to. I asked my sister if she ever liked Amir and she claimed she only felt sorry for Amir once, when Amir realized his story was missing the obvious that Hassan pointed out when they were younger. After that, she never seemed to like Amir or forgave him. Whereas in my perspective, I think he's been abused mentally his whole life, meeting his father's standards, finishing high school at age 20, etc. and he has realized that he did wrong for not standing up to Hassan. I haven't fully forgave him, but it makes me like Amir a little bit more versus the first few chapters he was a brat and I hated him. So I think it depends on each perspective the reader will look at the whole situation.

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  57. "There were a lot of reasons why I went back to Hazarajat to find Hassan in 1986." Amir said on the first page of chapter 16... Although he said his biggest reason was that he was lonely, what do you think some other reasons are?

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  58. In real life, people always want to be a better parent than the one they had. I believe Amir wants this more than anything because of the bad relationship that he had with his father. The fact that he can not have a child makes an everlasting guilt and sadness in his heart. He will never be able to be a better parent than Baba. This is only one of the many downsides to Amir's life.

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  59. ¨A few weeks later, the Taliban banned kite fighting.¨ 213
    How do you think that effected the country? It seemed like it was a pretty big event that went on there.

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    1. I think kite flying represents more than just a sport. I believe that the sport acts as a symbol of the Afghan's freedom.

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    2. I think for sure in this book, like Chase said its a bigger deal to ban kite fighting, but to others it really may not be that big of a deal...

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  60. When Amir first arrived he said "I remembered the day Hassan and I crossed it and the soldiers had teased about his mother. Hassan had cried in the cinema later and I'd put my arm around him." This leads me to think that Amir going back was a bad decision because he will end up digging up his tragic childhood in Kabul.

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    1. I agree to an extent. Sure it is going to bring up the tragic events in his childhood, but it can be a good thing because he may be able to fix what has been haunting him for so long.

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  61. What is Amir going to do after Rahim Khan dies? What does he have left? What motivation does he have to go on with life? How will he react? Why? Can he truly move on if both the men role models have passed away? What will he think of himself? Will it make him move on and become a man? Will he rise and be a great husband? What will the death bring to Amir?

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    1. I think Amir will convince himself that he, as well as everything else in his life, is going to be ok, but it's not going to work.

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  62. I think the ban of kite running will make Ali mad cause that was a thing he loved doing when he was a kid.

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  63. Amir can't escape his guilt and if he is tricking himself into believing that going back will make up for his guilt and pretending to forgive himself.

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  64. I think there will be a lot more violence on the streets because kite fighting was their way of violence without killing or hurting each other.

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    1. I agree. I think that Kite fighting was something that brought them together and kept them from conflict. Now that they don't having anything binding them together they can be easily defeated.

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  65. I think it's odd that some people can't forgive an adult for something he did when he was 12 and lived on the opposite side of the world, in a completely different culture. I think the one thing he needs to feel guilty for is planting the money in Hassan's bed

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  66. Why do you think Hassan changed his mind about helping Rahim Khan after he heard that Baba was dead?

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  67. I think the author put it in an order where we are constantly going back in time builds the story up more. If he just did it in order, we wouldn't hear about these flashbacks and how what he is doing in his life in the current time brings back memories from moments that happened in his childhood.

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  68. Is Amir's guilt and trip back to the Middle East enough for the reader to forgive him?

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  69. To answer Mrs. Leclaires question, things change completely between the relationship between a friend and siblings. I am very close with my younger sister and if we fight we are fine the next day. Friends come and go

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