Category Archives: The Kite Runner

In case you missed it first time around!

Here’s a copy of the PowerPoint I used in class:

Kite

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Kite Runner Revision

Here’s another Powerpoint to help you revise “The Kite Runner”

The_Kite_Runner[1]

The Kite Runner – notes and extras

Here are a few more resources to help you with your studies:

Kite Runner 20-22

Kite Runner 23-25

Chapter questions

Discussion questions

Key quotations

Miss Lindsay

Kite Runner Presentations

Here is the first round of Kite Runner presentations to help with your revision:

Amir as a Hero

Assef

ATONEMENT IN THE KITE RUNNER

Father and Son

Friendship

Hassan

Rahim Khan

SACRIFICE

The Changes of Amir

The Kite Runner – baba

The Kite Runner – Structure

the kite runner – Symbolism

The Kite  Runner – Amir’s change

The Kite Runner Discrimination

The Kite Runner Rahim Khan

Young Amir

The Kite Runner father and son

The kite runner – friendship

The Kite Runner – Guilt powerpoint

The Kite Runner – Sin

The Kite Runner- Symbolism

The_Kite_Runner_Redemption

Notes for Chapters 10 to 19

Here are some chapter notes that you can read through if you get a chance:

Kite Runner 10-12

Kite Runner 13-16

Kite Runner 17-19

Miss Lindsay

Questions for Chapter 8

Chapter 8

 1. How has the relationship between Amir and Hassan changed in this chapter?

 2. Who else does a chasm develop between in this chapter?

 3. What is unexpected about Rahim Khan’s reaction to the re-telling of the kite fighting victory?

 4. What does Amir ask his father? What does this question tell us about Amir, and the response tell us about his father?

5. What is an insomniac and why is this significant?

 6. Why does Rahim Khan tell the story about Homaira?

7. Consider how Hosseini ends this chapter. What is the significance of the final sentence?

“The Kite Runner ” – Section 1

Make sure you’re up to speed with the first section of the novel. Here’s a link to some summary notes:

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/section1.rhtml

Here’s a copy of the mind maps that we made in class for this section:

KR First Impressions

 

Miss Lindsay

“The Kite Runner” – Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Questions

  1. What do the word choice and imagery on p.11 reveal about Amir’s attitude to Baba?
  2. What does Baba’s endeavour to build an orphanage tell us about him?
  3. Amir reveals that with admiration for Baba, comes fear and a sense of inadequacy. How is this sense of inadequacy shown throughout the chapter? List as many examples as you can.
  4. Write down what Baba’s view of sin is. (p.16) How does this influence Amir’s actions later in the story?
  5. “The least I could have done was to have had the decency to have turned out a little more like him. But I hadn’t turned out like him. Not at all.” (p.19) In what way can this statement be seen as ironic?
  6. “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” (p.20) How does this become an important quotation in the book?

Miss Lindsay

Chapter 2 questions

Chapter 2 introduces character in setting.

  • Compile a table listing the characteristics of Amir and Hassan outlined in the chapter.
Amir Hassan
   
  1. What initial impression are we given of Amir and Hassan’s early childhood?
  2. What is suggested about the relationship between Baba and Amir?
  3. How are the fates of Amir and Hassan shown to be linked?
  4. How is the ill-treatment of the Hazara race revealed in this chapter?
  5. What phrase on p9 sums up Hassan’s nature?
  6. What is the significance of each boy’s first word?

“The Kite Runner” Chapter 1 Questions

Use the following questions to explore the effectiveness of the novel’s opening chapter:

  1. What is the effect of the phrase “the past claws its way out”?
  2. What impression of setting is given in chapter 1? Use words and phrases to back up your ideas.
  3. What theme is introduced and how is it conveyed?
  4. How can kites be seen as symbolic even at this early stage?
  5. Comment on the narrative style of the opening
  6. What do we learn about character from the first chapter?
  7. What is the “hook” of this introduction?