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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 Bath written by Janet Frame, ideas are developed about old age through settings, characters actions, and characters mind.
Ideas are first developed through settings because it identified and established the time, place and mood of the events of the story. The setting starts with the old women listening to the ?drip-drip of the cold water tap of the wash basin.? This is a cold setting which shows that it is not a happy setting, but a unhappy and sad setting. Therefore, ideas are developed through settings.
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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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The Trial by Franz Kafka is an amalgamation of allegories. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
The first word ?Somebody? creates this sense of ambiguity, who would do something like this to K.? This sentence contains nothing but unproven assumptions also the fact that K. is not informed about the details of his arrest helps to induce this atmosphere of ambivalence, deception and uncertainty which is maintained throughout the whole novel until Josef K.?s death. Another major allegory is the themes of observation and surveillance which are reflected in ?The Trial?. The industrial revolution were the first to introduce surveillance the idea of being monitored and watched by keeping records in paper databases of people.
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and ?diamonds? (l.7). The atmosphere is rather cold and enigmatic so the reader is overcome by a feeling of anxiety. After Aziz has finished his prayer he surprisingly decides never to pray again for anybody who leaves him ?vulnerable to women and history? (l.10) like the narrator comments. The reader, lacking any kind of information, is confused so suspense is created awakening the reader?s interest so that he wants to learn more by continuing the story. In the next paragraph the setting of the novel is described adding the sense of reality and three-dimensionality exemplifying the theme.
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