Foreshadowing In The Kite Runner

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Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Hosseini’s father was a diplomat for the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi.
He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the Santa Clara University.
At the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, he earned a medical degree.
While practicing medicine he wrote his first novel The Kite Runner which was sold in seventy countries.
Amir is a first person speaker.
His mother died giving birth to him.
Amir was raised by his father a well-respected businessman and he was very close to his illegitimate half-brother Hassan.
He lived with guilt throughout his whole life and he found there is a way to be good again.
Amir is in a wealthier class in Afghanistan.
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Hosseini uses indirect characterization to convey the loyalty of Hassan. Hosseini conveys a sentimental diction of “unrequited” to display the loyalty to Amir, but also displays Amir did not return the same loyalty to Hassan.
“I became who I am today … the winter of 1975” (1).
The writer utilizes foreshadowing at the beginning of the book to display that a major event happens and affects the character. Hosseini utilizes Amir’s pathos to display his unhappy feelings about who his has become and indirectly characterizes him as insecure about himself.
“There’s a way to be good again” (2)
The author uses foreshadowing to imply that the character commits an act of sin and tries to find a way to relieve himself of the guilt created. The author uses a reassuring diction of the statement “to be good again” to convey that something happens and changes the character for the good.
“The blue kite … My key to Baba’s heart” (71)
The blue kite symbolizes Baba’s acceptance and love which Amir desires to have. Amir believes that if he wins the kite he will win over Baba and make him proud finally accepting him as his son.
“the leather-bound notebook he’d given to me”