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The Kite Runner

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The Monster

KTERUN-SFEENW

I thought about Hassan’s dream, the one about us swimming in the lake. There is no monster, he’s said, just water. Except he’d been wrong about that. There was a monster in the lake. It had grabbed Hassan by the ankles, dragged him to the murky bottom. I was that monster.

Which of the following themes is emphasized by the author’s use of figurative language in the above excerpt from chapter 8?

A

Forgiveness.

B

Social class and ethnic tensions.

C

Betrayal.

D

Faith.

E

Redemption.