Kite Runner Chapter 8 Culture

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Kite Runner Chapter 8 Culture

Post  Oliver_New on Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 am

Pg.68 (toward the end of chapter 7)
'He was just a Hazara, wasn't he'
Here a declarative is used, then is followed closely by an interrogative.

Pg.70
'For a week, i barely saw Hassan'
Here Hosseini uses a declarative sentence to initiate chapter 8.
The effect of this is to convey how Amir and Hassan's relationship converts to barely seeing eachother, also displaying division of culture.

'Would Hassan be able to play today?'
Here an interrogative is used.
This shows Amir's desperation in avoiding Hassan, and he is comtemplating whether he would have to see him or not. Again, as their relationship deteriorates, the cultural difference becomes more apparent.

Pg.71
'I didn't say anything. Just kept pushing the egg around on my plate'
Here two simple sentences are used.
The first sentence is very abrupt and dismissive, which reflects his attitude towards his relationship with Hassan. Moreover, in the second sentence the proper noun of 'egg' is used, and the egg is being pushed around in disinterest displaying his withdrawal from taking responsibility for what happened to Hassan.

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Re: Kite Runner Chapter 8 Culture

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:58 am

You have used some excellent analysis here, showing good awareness of the effect of sentences.

Target: analyse at word as well as sentence level.

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