How does Khaled Hosseini tell the story in chapter 4 of The Kite Runner?

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How does Khaled Hosseini tell the story in chapter 4 of The Kite Runner?

Khaled Hosseini in Chapter 4 of his allegorical novel The kite runner starts the chapter off using a telling method to inform the readers who Ali was using a first person narrative.  In this chapter we see that Amir’s father Baba does not want his son to do poetry, rather he wants him to manly things like Hassan who is Amir’s dearest friend. The reader also sees how the young Amir continues to struggle with his inability to please Baba, making him jealous of anyone who recieves Baba’s attention. Hooseini in this chapter shows the readers that the difference of characters two friends had, the use of contrast that Hosseni also used was of their etnicity and religious and how Amir always knew he was much superior to Hassan even at a very young age as Amir states “…and no history, ethnicity, society or religion was going to change that either”.

Amir begins the chapter describing the story of how with the order of his grandfather they took Ali in and made him their slave when his mother and father died as he says “told other servents to tutor him, but to be kind to him. That boy was Ali.” Hosseni shows us through showing method that Amir has inner conflict as he is confused whether he should call Hassan his friend or not, one of the things that make him confused is because even Baba never referred to Ali as his friends, we know this because Amir says “but none of his stories did Baba reder to Ali as his friends”, with the use of anaphora of the word “nevermind” we as readers witness that Amir is a very confused character. Hosseni used anaphora to hold Amirs speech together and make it memorable.

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There is also use of short sentence structure as Amir describes the difference between him and Hassan that there was a huge difference between them, Hosseni used short sentecnes to break down into small sentences and sum up his speech as Amir says “and nothing was ever going to change that. Nothing”. The author Khaled Hosseni in this novel uses quite a lot of five sense to describe the atmosphere, as Amir says through first person narrative “ we took strolls in the mussty-smelling bazaars…and walked amid the bustling crowd of bazzaris. We snaked our way among the merchants”. ...

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