What “weakness” of Amir’s does Baba have to apologize for in chapter 10?
Baba apologizes for Amir’s car sickness.
Who is Karim?
Karim smuggles people out of Afghanistan.
Why are Amir and his father fleeing Afghanistan?
They flee Afghanistan because Russia invaded.
The only way Amir can survive the long ride in the fume-filled tank is by remembering flying kites with Hassan. Ironic or foreshadowing?
Ironic because he doesn’t want to remember Hassan and what happened to them.
Baba gathers up the dirt of his homeland and places it next to his heart. Ironic or foreshadowing?
Foreshadowing because he’s leaving his homeland.
Kamal’s father commits suicide after Kamal dies from breathing the fumes of the tank. Ironic or foreshadowing?
Ironic because he could’ve died in the fumes but yet he survived and still decides to take his life.
Kamal, one of Hassan’s rapists, has been raped himself and hasn’t spoken since. Ironic or foreshadowing?
Ironic because the same thing happened to Hassan.
What does Baba give Amir as a graduation present? What is Amir feeling at this moment? What is Baba feeling?
Baba gives Amir a Ford Grand Torino. Amir is surprised and feels loved by his father. Baba feels happy for his son.
What is Baba’s reaction when Amir tells him that he wants to study in college?
Baba just gives him a smolder.
Baba observes that “It may be unfair, but what happens in a single day can change the course of a whole life time.” Whom is he speaking about? Why?
Baba is talking about Hassan because he knows something happened between them that Amir isn’t telling but that it will affect his life.
What does Amir observe about a double standard in chapter 12?
He observes a double standard in his gender. A man who goes up to a woman and starts a conversation and is left alone. The woman who responds to the man will be gossiped about and called names.
In chapter 13, Amir thinks about the “bears” his father has wrestled during his lifetime. What “bears” has Baba wrestled?
The struggles Baba has wrestled was losing his young wife, raising Amir alone, and leaving Kabul.
In 1989, who are the Mujahedin? Who is in charge?
The Mujahedin are the Afghans. The Soviet government and Nujibullah are in charge.
Chapter 14 brings us back to the opening of the book: the telephone call from Rahim Khan. What is Rahim asking Amir to do?
Rahim asks Amir to visit him in Pakistan because he’s very sick.