What is an important theme in chapter 14 of The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini?Short chapter so I can't come up with Key symbols. I was wondering if Growing up is a theme? Or standing up for...

What is an important theme in chapter 14 of The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini?

Short chapter so I can't come up with Key symbols. I was wondering if Growing up is a theme? Or standing up for someone, like becoming a man can be a theme

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This is a great question. This a very important chapter and there are a few key symbols, which you need to consider. 

In this chapter Amir gets a call from an old friend, Rahim Khan. Rahim tells him that he could do something good and that he needs to come to Afghanistan. This is obviously a big trip for Amir. To think about this decision, he goes to the park. While he is there he see two things.

First, he sees kites flying. This reminds him of his youth and what he did to Hassan. He is in need of redemption. 

Second, he sees children playing. This foreshadows what he will do. He will adopt Hassan's boy. In light of these points, we can say that this chapter sets up the rest of the book.  

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