The Kite Runner

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Foreshadowing The Outcome


Highlight the section of the passage from chapter 5 that foreshadows the outcome of Amir’s later confrontation with Assef.

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Hassan shrugged. To an outsider, he didn’t look scared. But Hassan’s face was my earliest memory and I knew all of its subtle nuances, knew each and every twitch and flicker that ever rippled across it. And I saw that he was scared. He was scared plenty. ‘You are right, Agha. But perhaps you didn’t notice that I’m the one holding the slingshot. If you make a move, they’ll have to change your nickname from Assef ‘the Ear Eater’ to ‘One-Eyed Assef,’ because I have this rock pointed at your left eye.’ He said this so flatly that even I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under that calm voice.