Motifs In The Kite Runner

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The Past Is Always Part Of The Present

I jumped, trying to impress all my mom’s friends. The tree branch was so high, but with my false confidence and the power of the trampoline, I was sure I could reach it, and I did! But the excitement was short lived, because I had neither the strength or the grip to hold on to it, and I flew like tarzan. I closed my eyes and hoped for the best, but it didn’t work out. When I opened my eyes I had an arm the shape of a rainbow, with blood dripping down my arm, I sat there in pain, staining the upholstery of the minivan seat on the way to the hospital. The book The Kite Runner, By Khaled Hosseini, has many motifs in it. Motifs such as green, blue, lamb, but I am focusing on red. Red is used in the book
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Wali was standing on one side, Kamal on the other, and in the middle, Assef. I felt my body clench up, and something cold rippled up my spine. Assef seemed relaxed, confident. He was twirling his brass knuckles. The other two guys shifted nervously on their feet, looking from Assef to Hassan, like they 'd cornered some kind of wild animal that only Assef could tame.” (59). Amir wanted to help Hassan so badly, but do to his skittish and unbrave nature he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Want Amir doesn’t know is it will affect him throughout the rest of his life.Amir is in his room, trying to sleep but is unable. He was contemplating what could have been.”I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.”Amir obviously feels terrible about what he has done. He understands that it will effect him and the people around him for the rest of their lives.

At Amir’s birthday party, he is ashamed about not doing anything about Hassan’s rape. Amir can not take the guilt and attempts to push Amir away, and he does through framing him. “THE NEXT MORNING, I waited in my room for Ali to clear the breakfast table in the kitchen. Waited for him to do the dishes, wipe the counters. I looked out my bedroom window and waited until Ali and Hassan went grocery shopping to the bazaar, pushing the empty wheelbarrows in front of them. Then I took a couple of the envelopes of
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