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?
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.