What are four examples of metaphors in The Kite Runner?

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There are numerous examples of metaphors in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.

Metaphorically, the kite fighting represented a connection between Amir and Baba. When Amir won the kite fighting, Baba was proud. Therefore, the kite metaphorically represents pride for Amir and Baba. Ironically, the kite also represents shame for Amir. First, when Amir does not win, he feels shame for letting Baba down. Also, the kite represents shame because Hassan was raped while trying to chase down the last kite to be conquered, the one Amir fought and won over. When Amir tries to find Hassan and the kite, he sees him being raped. Amir did nothing to stop the rape, and he feels shame because of it.

Hassan's cleft lip metaphorically represents his lower status than Amir. Amir states that the cleft lip is the only imperfect thing on Hassan's perfect face. Amir sees this as a blemish on his (Hassan's) social status. At times, Amir denies being friends with Hassan because of his lower social status. The cleft...

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