What are some symbolic things in The Kite Runner?I'm making a visual representation on the novel The Kite Runner and I'm just sticking on things that represent issues or themes, or even the...

What are some symbolic things in The Kite Runner?

I'm making a visual representation on the novel The Kite Runner and I'm just sticking on things that represent issues or themes, or even the characters.


So far I have; tree, kite, books, lamb, moneyand I've put in some war pictures.

 

Anything I'm missing that would be a good choice?

 

Thankyou x

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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This is a great project, and the choices you have so far are excellent. Here are a few more ideas for you.

How about that slingshot?  It appears twice in the novel, the first time when Hassan faces down Assef and a second time when Sohrab shoots Assef in the eye.  Do you think this might be a symbol taken from the story of David and Goliath?  If so, it is a symbol of the triumph of the goodness over evil and of the supposedly weak over the strong.

The pomegranate might be a good visual from the story, too, since it is part of an important scene between Amir and Hassan.  It is also a beautiful fruit, and since it is popular right now because of its health benefits, it should be easy to find a picture.

Any symbols of Russia or Islam might be good, too, since the politics in the story are important, acting as a backdrop to necessary plot elements.  These should be easy to find as well.

Good luck with your project!  I might use this assignment myself next time I have students reading this wonderful book.

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