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The Kite Runner

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Two Memories and a Dream

KTERUN-WEHUMY

Instead of remaining in the moment of action in Chapter 7 when Assef is hit in the forehead by a rock thrown by Hassan, Amir closes his eyes, and his thoughts trail away from what he is faced with into points of his past -- two memories and a dream.

The first memory is one of his father's explanation that both he and Hassan were breastfed by the same Hazara woman. The second memory is of a fortune-teller who sees Hassan's future, but won't tell him of what will happen.

The dream is one that is filled with frustration and terror as Amir finds himself alone in a snow storm. He dreams that he is a ghost. A hand reaches out to him, and once he takes the "familiar shape" he is transported to a field with a blue sky above and green, yellow, red, and orange kites flying above.

The author's purpose in including the two memories and a dream is

Select ALL that apply.

A

to satisfy Amir's concerns for his friend and allow him to gather the power to help him.

B

to exhibit Amir's inability to deal with the situation he is being faced with.

C

to reveal Amir’s subconscious assessment of himself and his relationship with Hassan .

D

to juxtapose Amir’s thoughts with those ​of Hassan in a single moment.

E

to give Amir the right to look away from the situation at hand and focus on the future.