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FORESHADOWING. There is an example of foreshadowing when Amir wonders if Hassan has married and who the girl may have been. At the time, Amir probably never expected to find out, but circumstances would later provide him an answer. Baba's death proves to be forthcoming when Soraya suggests that the newly married couple move in with him instead of getting a home of their own. When Baba tells her "There is no pain tonight," we know death is near. Amir's quest for atonement is suggested following Baba's death when he states that
Baba couldn't show me the way anymore; I'd have to find it on my own.
Amir and Soraya's talk of adoption when she is found to be infertile signals their future with Sohrab.
It wasn't meant to be... Or maybe it was meant not to be.
IMAGERY. The author creates a wealth of imagery with his description of the Afghan-style wedding, especially through the use of the native words and terms: the nika, with Amir dressed in traditional green; the Ayena Masshaf, when the two looked at each other's reflections in mirrors; and the ahesta boro, the wedding song.
SYMBOLISM. Soraya's infertile womb serves as a symbol for emptiness, "rising from Soraya and settling between us."
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