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The Kite Runner

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Blame It On The Rain

KTERUN-YBME7C

In Kabul, it rarely rained in the summer. […] But it rained the afternoon Baba took Ali and Hassan to the bus station. Thunderheads rolled in, painted the sky iron gray. Within minutes, sheets of rain were sweeping in, the steady hiss of falling water swelling in my ears.

Which of the following is the MOST appropriate explanation of Hosseini’s use of rain as a symbol in this passage from chapter 9?

A

Rain is often seen as the representation of a cycle in life.

B

Rain is often seen as symbolizing sorrow, distress, or the loss of a loved one.

C

Rain is often seen as cleansing, renewal, and forgiveness.

D

Rain is often seen as representing joy and happiness.

E

Rain is often seen as representing purity and the ability to adapt to changes.