The Kite Runner

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A Metaphorical Exchange


Highlight the metaphor in Amir's description of his exchange with Rahim Khan in chapter 17.

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I dropped my eyes. “What I’m asking from you is to grant an old man his dying wish,” he said gravely. He had gambled with that comment. Played his best card. Or so I thought then. His words hung in limbo between us, but at least he’d known what to say. I was still searching for the right words, and I was the writer in the room. Finally I settled for this: “Maybe Baba was right.” “I’m sorry you think that, Amir.” I couldn’t look at him. “And you don’t?” “If I did, I would not have asked you to come here.”