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Critical Writing on The Kite Runner

A resource aimed at A level students doing AQA English Lit. B spec.

Includes a critical overview of the text, as well as four essays, with the purpose of broadening their reading. Students should also pick arguments created by these critics that they feel strongly about, and can feel free to use them in their own writing (as well as methods and context).

This resource can be used in lesson as an activity, or for revision purposes, or as wider-reading homework.

The title of the essays are as follows:

  • “In this essay, Caballero-Robb interprets Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner as a work that intertwines the private and public realms of experience.”
  • “In the following review, O’Brien discusses the author’s use of voice, and how the two main characters reflect the character of Afghanistan itself.”
  • “In the following essay, Noor reviews The Kite Runner as a novel about sin and redemption, but contends that it fails to give a complete picture of the Afghan conflict.”
  • “In the following excerpt, Hosseini discusses how being a physician gives him a compassionate insight to humanity and makes him a better writer.”


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Created: Apr 25, 2019


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