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The Kite Runner explores the consequences of attempting to rebel against unjust leadership. To what extent do you agree with this view? Remember to include in your answer relevant detailed exploration of Hosseinis authorial methods.
Despite this however Hassan, a Hazara is able to take control in order to save Amir with his slingshot. Calmly and slowly Hassan commands Assef: ?Please leave us alone, Agha? Please leave us be Agha?. This is an extremely powerful image, of Hassan rising up and humiliating Assef in front of his friends. The direct consequence of this action was saving Amir from a brutal violent attack and the satisfaction of defeating Assef and his friends. However it also led to the horrific rape of Hassan, as the reader however we have ultimate sympathy and respect for Hassan, he goes through hell to save Amir and his son Sohrab carries on his threat of ?one-eyed Assef?.
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The effect of war is most greatly felt within relationships. Discuss, looking at the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Verb quelled suggests an oppressive action and adjective unspeakable leaves it to the reader?s imagination. The reader gets the feeling that even though the fighting took place in the 19th century, the conflict which then bred prejudice against the Hazaras has a tangible effect on Amir and Hassan's friendship. By shifting the narrative from the present turmoil in Afghanistan to the 19th century defeat of the Hazaras, Husseini manages to demonstrate to the reader what has led to Hassan becoming inferior to Amir even though the boys have grown up together and been intimate friends since birth- this shown by the fact that Hassan's first word was ?Amir?.
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In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald creates a climactic confrontation in Chapter 7 between Gatsby and Tom Buchanan which is of central importance to the text as a whole because it marks the end of Gatsbys dream.
Throughout the novel, tragic hero Gatsby strives to reignite his relationship with Daisy and finally seems to achieve his wish when they are reunited. As their affair develops and Tom finds out about this, a confrontation takes place which results in Gatsby?s dream being shattered. Tom is an arrogant formidable character who believes that the best way to deal with problems is to confront them directly and this is how he wins Daisy back. The confrontation takes place in a suite of the Plaza Hotel where tensions have been boiling over.
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