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The Kite Runner

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The Man In The Herringbone Vest

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In chapter 19, Amir dreams about a scenario that closely resembles the scene Rahim Khan shared with him of how Hassan died:

His hands are tied behind him with roughly woven rope cutting through the flesh of his wrists. He is blindfolded with black cloth. … He is muttering something under his breath. I step closer. A thousand times over, he mutters. For you a thousand times over. … He lifts his face, I see a faint scar above his lip. I see the barrel first. Then the man standing behind him. He is tall, dressed in a herringbone vest and a black turban. He looks down at the blindfolded man before him with eyes that show nothing but a vast, cavernous emptiness. … I see the face behind the plume of smoke swirling from the muzzle. I am the man in the herringbone vest.

What is the significance of Amir casting himself as Hassan’s executioner in the dream?

A

He feels responsible for Hassan’s death.

B

He wishes he had not returned to Afghanistan.

C

He feels guilty for not having done enough to stop the Taliban.

D

He feels responsible for the violence in his country.

E

He is confused about who killed Hassan.