Synopsis Of ' Amir And Hassan '

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Jason Kinman AP Literature Summer Reading Page Number Quote Explanation Chap 1 pg 1 “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.” In this quote, Amir is talking about how he watched Hassan get attacked and raped while he didn 't make any attempt to help him. By saying “claws its way out”, he is placing emphasis on the past events that will eventually come back and make him feel guilty for how he didn’t help. Chap 2 pg 6 “While my mother hemorrhaged to death during childbirth, Hassan lost his less than a week after he was born. Lost her to a fate most Afghans considered far worse than death: She ran off with a clan of traveling singers and dancers.” Amir and Hassan throughout the book were compared numerous times. This is a comparison to how Hassan’s life is considered far more worse than Amir’s life. She eventually returns however, the book uses many comparisons throughout to exaggerate different opinions into the reader 's. Chap 3 pg 12 “Lore has it my father once wrestled a black bear in Baluchistan with his bare hands. If the story had been about anyone else, it would have been dismissed as laaf, that Afghan tendency to exaggerate - sadly, almost a national affliction; if someone bragged that his son was a doctor, chances were the kid had once passed a biology test in high school.” The following quote explains how an anecdote of a story shapes Amir’s Father’s

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