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What does Amir say Baba thinks of his car sickness?
How does Baba view Amir’s episodes with car sickness? Baba sees the sickness a weakness of Amir.
What does the car represent in The Kite Runner?
The car represents freedom and the only escape to United States from Afghanistan.
What happened to Kamal in The Kite Runner?
They arrive in Pakistan, but once they’re out of the truck Kamal’s father begins screaming. Kamal has stopped breathing. Kamal’s father attacks Karim, wrestling Karim’s gun away. Before anyone can act, Kamal’s father puts the gun in his own mouth and shoots.
Why does Hassan hit himself with pomegranates?
Why does Amir want Hassan to hit him with pomegranates? Amir wants Hassan to hit him with pomegranates to punish himself for not intervening and helping Hassan in the alley. Amir even throws pomegranates at Hassan while yelling at him, trying to make Hassan angry enough to throw pomegranates at him in return.
Why is Amir car sick?
Amir’s car sickness is psychological, i.e. all in his head. Amir is only car sick in Afghanistan. There is no record of it in the USA. The car sickness only seems to occur when Amir is stressed or anxious.
What does Farid suggest Amir do to help with his car sickness?
Amir tries Farid’s home remedy for motion sickness: a lemon. Amir can’t really refuse the lemon without seeming like a snob. They make it through the checkpoint at the border. They’ve made it to Afghanistan.
What kind of car did Baba have?
Baba gives Amir a Ford Grand Torino. Amir is surprised and feels loved by his father. Baba feels happy for his son.
How does the sheep serve as a symbol in this chapter?
In chapter 7 of The Kite Runner, the sheep symbolizes Hassan and his sacrifice for Amir. Amir has just won the annual kite competition and Hassan has recovered the kite for him, but at the moment that Hassan retrieves the kite, he is cornered by some other boys from the neighborhood and the ringleader rapes him.
What has happened to Kamal discuss the irony in this?
What is ironic about what has happened to Kamal? he is later attacked and raped himself and eventually killed trying to escape the Soviet Russian’s rule of his home country and Kabul (gang raped). Kamal’s father kills himself because Kamal dies from suffocating on the fumes of the truck.
What happened to Kamal that changed him drastically?
What happened to Kamal that changed him drastically? He was raped.
Why did Baba sleep with Sanaubar?
Baba had betrayed Ali, his closest friend since childhood, by sleeping with Sanaubar. As Amir says, having sex with a man’s wife was the worst possible way an Afghan man could be dishonored. Amir had similarly betrayed Hassan.
What does the cleft lip symbolize in The Kite Runner?
The Cleft Lip The split in Hassan’s lip acts as a mark of Hassan’s status in society. It signifies his poverty, which is one of the things that separates him from Amir, simply because a cleft lip indicates that he and his family do not have the money to fix the deformity.