In the short story "The Kitemaker," how does Ruskin Bond make us feel sad for Mehmood? Give your views by referring to the short story.

Ruskin Bond makes the reader feel sad for Mehmood in "The Kitemaker" through his choice of words and grammatical structures.

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"The Kitemaker" is a short story written by Ruskin Bond. It is set in India and it follows Mehmood, an old man, who used to be a very successful kitemaker. Prompted by his grandson breaking his kite, Mehmood is reflecting on his life and the changes that have taken place since he was a young man.

The author makes the reader feel sad about Mehmood through his choice of words and grammatical structures. For example, very early on, we read that Mehmood "had in...

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