How will the sickness of Rahim Khan affect the personality of Amir?
When Rhaim Khan brought Hassan back to the place he grew up, do you think they were good memories or bad memories?
Do you think that Rahim Khan thinks less of Amir after he learned what Amir did to Hassan?
Does Rahim Khan have cancer like Baba?
Alex-I think there was a mix of good and bad memories considering all that happened there.
When Rahim Khan says on page 192 "Come. There is a way to be good again." what do you think that Amir was thinking when Rahim Khan says this?
Do you think Amir was upset that Hassan got married, and has a little boy without telling Amir?
Payton- I think Amir will be depressed because he just lost his dad and now his friend is sick.
Alexe's question: i think pride greatly affects pride and the choices made, but also if you have pride you must understand people can still help you..and you should understand when you need it!
Peyton- I think his sickness will affect Amir alot, because he always grew up looking up to him, now that he has lost his dad, I think it will be just as hard to loose Rahim.
Timothy G,I think that Rahim Khan may not be happy with what amir did but i think he still loves Amir as a son>
Ariel C.I think that Rahim Khan has a similar disease or cancer to Baba because he has shown the same symptoms and has been coughing up blood also.
Tyler W:I think that Rahim Khan was referring to the alley when Amir didn't help Hassan, and he considered that a bad thing.
In chapter sixteen, when Hassan refused to live in the house he says, "What will Amir think? What will he think when he comes back to Kabul after the war and finds that I have assumed his place in the house?" (Hosseini 208). What impact did religion have on the situation?
Tyler- I thought of the same thing when I was reading also, I think Amir wasn't really sure what he meant just like how I don't know what he means.
Ariel-No, I think that Rahim Khan is suffering from old age because he does mention how he wasn't able to maintain the house on his own so thats why he got Hassan to come and help.
Nouhad, i don't think amir would be too upset because hassan isn't a big part of his life.
Nouhad- good question, no I don't think Amir was upset that Hassan did tell him because I think Hassan still has regret that Amir didn't help him, and I think they both know that and understand how it has effected their relationship for life.
Is there a similarity between Baba's sickness and Rahim Khan? Do you think that there is a significance between that, "When h spat into his handkerchief, it was immediately stained red." (page 201)
What do you think Rahim Khan had in mind when on p(192) he told Amir, "Come. There is a way to be good again"?
Connor: Pride does affect decisions because Baba obviously had a lot of pride and since he let the pride overwhelm himself, he ended up dying.
NouhadTo answer your question I think that yes amir was sad about how mean he was to Hassan and maybe a little bit jealous that Hassan has a son and he cant have children but overall I think that Amir is happy for Hassan and maybe a little sad that he missed Hassans life.
Alex-When Rahim Khan brought Hassan back to where he grew, I think Hassan had some good memories like of his kite fighting throughout the years, but also some bad memories, for an example when he got raped, it was probably in the back of his mind when he was there.
Tyler W- I think Amir realized that Rahim Khan knew what he did to Hassan when he said, "Come. There is a way to be good again." This probably shocked Amir because there is no possible way for Rahim to find this out other than hearing it from Hassan himself.
Peyton- I think there is some sort of significance between Rahim Khan's sickness and Baba's because I don't think Hosseini would have done that on accident.
Nouhad,I don't think Amir minds. He was pretty cruel to Hassan as a kid when he teased him about big words, didn't help him in the alley, and framing him. Amir might believe Hassan finally deserves his happiness.
When Amir says, "He knew about Assef, the kite, the money, the watch with the lightning bolt hands. he had always known." How did Rahim Khan know about everything that had happened?
Jamie- I think he says there is a way to be good again because I think he means that Amir can be forgiven and he has. He just needs to let the past go.
Nouhad- thats is so interesting that you asked that because I was thinking that same thing when I had read that. I am sure that Amir felt something- I mean if you wanted a child so much and you tried and tried but you couldn't have one, its one of those things that you would probably desire. In fact I'm sure that Amir was sad, although Amir had a lot of things going through his mind, so that could've been the last thing on his mind.
Alex- I think Rahim Khan talks to Hassan and Hassan told him about Amir.
"At some point, maybe just before dawn, i drifted to sleep. And dreamed of Hassan running in the snow, the hem of his green chapan dragging behind him, snow crunching under his black rubber boots. He was yelling over his shoulder: For you a thousand times over" (Hosseini 194) What do you think is the significance of Amir's dream, and what does "for you a thousand time over" symbolize?
Alex, I think Amir may have told Rahim Khan because everything was building up and he had to tell someone about what happened with the rape and everything.
Nouhad-I think that Amir is happy for Hassan getting married and starting a family, but I think it's Amir's fault why there is no more communication between Amir and Hassan. Amir needs to understand that now and maybe Hassan would have told Amir if he had a way to contact him.
Molly-I think that religion has a large impact on Hassan not wanting to stay in the house in terms of honor. Hassan still has deep respect for Amir and if Amir "catches" Hassan in his bed, in his house, treating it as his own, Amir probably would not be to happy.
In the beginning of chapter 14, it is June 2001. Do you think that the author will include 9/11 in the text? If so, how will it affect Amir?
Do you think part of Amir's way to "be good again" is doing something for Hassan?
On page 210 when Hassan's mother comes back, Do you think that Hassan would have been better off if his mother didnt come back? I mean because she ended up dieing a few years later, and I just wonder if it would have been less pain.On page 211 Rahim Khan states,"The loss was hard on Hassan- it always hurts more to have and lose then to have in the first place."
What impact does Amir have on Sohrab and Hassan's relationship?
Tim, i think the author will include 9/11 in the text and i think this will affect Amir and he will take it hard.
Timmy-I think there is a good chance that the author will include 9/11 and if he does it will probably have Amir torn between his home country and America, his new home.
Nouhad- I think "for you a thousand times over" means they will be there for each other when they need each other.
Timothy G- I think that 9/11 might affect Amir because maybe while he is in Pakistan, 9/11 will happen and endanger his wife back in America.
Jamie M:I think that Amir's was of being good will include doing something for Hassan because he never helped him in the alley, so this is his advantage to repay Hassan.
TimothyG- Yes, I do think the author will include 9-11 in this book because this book is always alking about the wars and stuff going on, also It takes place in Afghanistan and Pakistan and these two countries did have something to do with 9-11. (I pretty sure those countries did, not totally sure.) Also, I think it will effect Amir alot because now his new country has been attacked by his old.
Timmy-Yes, I do think that the author will include 9/11 in the text because the tragic incident struck so many people in a negative way. If 9/11 is included in the text then I think that Amir will be shocked and he will not know if he wants to return to Kabul or stay in America with the threat of terrorists.
Ariel, I think it was a good thing, because she had a huge impact on her grandson. When she came back I think Hassan felt that motherly love that he never had when he was a child.
Molly-I think that Hassan didn't take the room because in case of religion, Hassan was lower then Amir and if Amir had moved on to America then it wasn't necessary for Hassan to take the space that his once, Boss's son; who in fact was once his best friend. And the feeling of taking over something that you know wasn't allowed it wasn't something that you would do either and he didn't want to cross the line which in a way that I think that Amir would have done if Hassan had stayed in the house.
Nouhad,I think that Amir's dream symbolizes his guilt and his sorriness he had for Hassan. This dream was a sign from his mind, telling him that not helping Hassan when he was in need was the wrong thing to do.
Ariel:Do you think Amir will change, and still help Hassan in some way?
"...I discovered that Hassan had no intention of moving into the house. "But all these rooms are empty, Hassan jan. No one is going to live in them," I said." (Hosseini 208)Why do you think Hassan still had no intention of moving into the house?
When Hassan said he wanted a boy to take the name of his father, when they had a girl, she died, then they had another boy, but they didn't name him Ali why?
Will the role of Hassan's child, Sohrab, play a role in something that will bring Amir and Hassan back together, or could it possibly be something else due to Amir wanting his own son so badly?
Is it just coincidence that Sohrab in named after the God from Hassan's favorite story? Does this symbolize something?
On page 213 it says, "A few weeks later, the Taliban banned kite fighting. And two weeks later in 1998, they massacred the Hazaras in Marzar-i-Sharif."Do you think Hassan died during this massacre?
"We used to be close, when I was a kid..." (Amir 191) Why didn't Amir and Rahim Khan stay in touch even after Amir lived in America?
Has anyone else noticed that death seems to be appearing a lot in these last three chapters that we just reed? For example Baba, Hassan's mother, Hassan's stillborn, Hassan's father Ali and now Rahim Khan is dieing. Does this symbolize something?
Brad-I think that Amir did not stay in touch while in America because as Amir and Baba were leaving Kabul, Baba said that they could not trust anybody, even their closest friends.
Tyler- I think that Sohrab in Hassan's favorite book symbolizes something because maybe Sohrab will do something to help Hassan at the end of the book.
"I am praying for a boy to carry on my fathers name."(206 Hosseini)Why did he want to carry on his fathers name?
Alex B- The reason they didn't name him Ali might be because they want Sohrab to continue the last name of their family.
Amir believes that the reason why he and his wife cannot have kids is because he is being punished for what he let happen to Hassan. I think that Amir also holds the guilt for not being able to have kids.
Brad-Amir and Rahim Khan lived in different countries, and that meant it was really hard to get in contact with each other. So I think that if they had still lived in the same country they would still be close, but like I said its really hard to get in contact with someone in a different country.
"I brought you here because i am going to ask something of you. I'm going to ask you to do something for me." (Hosseini 202)What do you think Rahim Khan is going to ask of Amir? Will it have something to do with Hassan?
Ariel- I think its almost foreshadowing that maybe in the later chapters there might b more deaths then even in the last few. Just a thought,
TimothyG- Yes I just realized they mean't last name not first name.
Drew:I think that Hassan loved his father, so he wanted the baby to be named after him because of the respect he had for his dad.
Timmy-I do not think that Hassan died during this massacre because Rahim Khan said that they had their own life in Baba's house and that they were kind of excluded from the violence outside of the gates.
Nouhad-I think that it will have to do with Hassan because he probably wouldn't have told the story about Hassan if he didn't relate back to him in the end favor.