“No matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft…When you kill a man, you steal a life…You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness…There is no act more wretched than stealing” (Hosseini 17 – 18).
Question #1: This passage heavily relies on repetition. What words or phrases are repeated in this excerpt? What effect does this repetition have on the meaning of the passage?
Question #2: The speaker provides dramatic examples. What effect does the use of examples have on the meaning of the passage?
Application: Mimic the format of the excerpt and use syntax to reinforce a life lesson.