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The Kite Runner

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Think Of Something Good

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In an effort to calm him down while riding in the fuel truck from Jalalabad, Baba tells Amir to “[t]hink of something good.” Amir remembers a Friday​ afternoon in Paghman when he and Hassan flew kites together, companionably silent. About this memory, Amir admits:

I didn’t remember what month that was, or what year even. I only knew the memory lived in me, a perfectly encapsulated morsel of a good past, a brushstroke of color on the gray, barren canvas that our lives had become.

The primary purpose of this paragraph from chapter 10 is to

A

introduce Amir’s difficulty remembering the past accurately.

B

tell his father how much he misses Hassan.

C

reveal the sense of dismay Amir and Baba feel about the future.

D

describe the contrast between Amir’s past memories and present life.

E

persuade Baba to return to Pagham, where they had good memories.