Oxford Literature Companions: AS / A Level: The Kite Runner

Oxford Literature Companions: AS / A Level: The Kite Runner

By Garrett O'Doherty
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a
comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and is suitable for the most recent AS/A level specifications.

Table of Contents
  • Untitled
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Khaled Hosseini
    • Afghan history
  • Genre
    • Fable
    • Allegory
    • Autobiographical fiction
    • Bildungsroman
    • The novel and realism
    • Modernism and postmodernism
    • Tragedy
  • Characterisation and Roles
    • Major characters
    • Minor characters
  • Language
    • Reclaiming language
    • Educating readers
    • Challenging the West’s domination of other states
    • Creating distinct narrative voices
    • Phallic symbolism
    • Pathetic fallacy
    • Symbolism
  • Themes
    • Fathers and sons
    • Sin and redemption
    • Religion
    • Ethnicity
    • Storytelling
    • Abuse of children
    • War, honour and pride
    • Masculinity
    • Women and motherhood
    • Friendship
    • Immigration
    • Loyalty and lies
  • Critical Views
    • Marxist criticism
    • Amir as Afghanistan
    • Psychoanalytic criticism
    • Feminist criticism
    • Postcolonial criticism
    • Different interpretations within the text
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
    • Planning a response
    • Writing a response
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
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