Quotes From 'The Kite Runner'

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Optional Assignment 1a.) Symbol: The Kite 1b.) Quotation: 1.) “Never mind that we spent entire winters flying kites, running kites”. (27) Quotation: 2.) “I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite. Then I’d bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son was worthy” (60). Quotation:3.) “I’m letting you keep the kite, Hazara. I’ll let you keep it so it will always remind you of what I’m about to do” (78). 1c.) The Kite is undoubtedly the most important symbol and it represents the relationship between Hassan and Amir through the different events. An example of this is shown in Quotation 1 when Amir talks about how their tradition of flying kites every winter and this a tribute to their friendship which Amir acknowledges and proves how close they are. Moreover, Hassan and Amir’s relationship…show more content…
Wrestling a “Bear” metaphorically means that the problems or struggles or even the demons inside a person that they must deal with by standing up for themselves. This is first shown when in quotation 1 when Baba is known for dealing with bears and he tackles them on with zero problems and move on with his life. Then while, in quotation 2 there is a direct reference that wrestling a bear doesn’t necessary mean wrestling a bear but rather than dealing with problems and we see the strength and ambition of Baba as he battles the struggles of losing his wife, raising a son by himself and even leaving his own homeland but then comes across cancer which he cannot best but puts down the best fight he could. Throughout the story Baba has worried for Amir that he would not fight for what he believes in and fall to his demons while he is right for the majority of the story when Amir finally faces his demons of what has done to Hassan and confronts it, he wrestles a bear and he can finally stand up to himself and even while dreaming sees himself fighting this

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