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How do our relationships shape our identity?. “ It is better to be in chains with friends than to be in a garden with strangers. ” --Persian Proverb. Anticipation. What can we intuit about the novel ’ s core characters based on direct and indirect characterization? Physical appearance

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“It is better to be in chains with friends than to be

in a garden with strangers.”

--Persian Proverb

anticipation
Anticipation

What can we intuit about the novel’s core characters based on direct and indirect characterization?

  • Physical appearance
  • How they act
  • What they say
  • How they treat one another
fathers sons friends
FATHERS, SONS, & FRIENDS

Discuss the similarities, differences, and relationships between the core characters:

  • Amir & Hassan (sons) – Groups 1 & 4
  • Baba & Ali (fathers) – Groups 2 & 5
  • Baba & Amir – Groups 3 & 6

Chart character traits on a Venn diagram, including quotes from the novel to support your observations.

amir hassan
AMIR & HASSAN
  • Amir about Hassan: “Hassan never wanted to, but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn’t deny me. Hassan never denied me anything” (4).
  • Amir to Hassan: “You don’t know what it means?.. Everyone in my school knows what (that word) means… ‘Imbecile.’ It means smart, intelligent” (29).
  • Hassan to Amir: “No. You will be great and famous” (34).
baba ali
BABA & ALI
  • Amir about Ali: “Ali turned around, caught me aping him. He didn’t say anything. Not then, not ever. He just kept walking” (8).
  • Amir about Baba: “People were always doubting him… so Baba proved them all wrong by not only running his own business but becoming one of the richest merchants in Kabul” (15).
baba amir
BABA & AMIR
  • Baba to Amir: “I mean to speak to you man to man. Do you think you can handle that for once?” (17)
  • Baba to Rahim Khan: “There is something missing in that boy” (17).
  • Amir about Baba: “Baba was there, watching, and he patted Hassan on the back. Even put his arm around his shoulder” (14).
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Exit Ticket
  • What qualitiesdo I appreciate in a friend?
  • Do any of the charactersin the novel have those qualities?
  • Which characters (if any) do I see as someone I could befriend?