Weekly Writer's Journal Prompts- Kite Runner 08

The Kite Runner:

Unless otherwise stated, for each journal entry, you begin by answering the question in relation to yourself, then apply to society as a whole, and finally apply to the novel.

  1. At the end of chapter 1, the narrator says, "I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today." (2) Write about something shaped you into who you are today.
  2. Baba says on page 22, "A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything." Do you agree or disagree? Explain and connect.
  3. Does everyone deserve to be forgiven? Why or why not?
  4. "It may be unfair, but what happends in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime, Amir." (142) Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
  5. What kind of obligation do children have to live up to their parents' expectations for them?
  6. Is it ever too late to make ammends for your sins?
  7. After (or while) viewing the film version of the novel, you will have observed that the director and screenwriter made decision about what to include and what not to include. For example, Hassan clearly doesn't have a harelip and so none of the storyline related to it is in the movie. Pick a major part of the storyline that has been eliminated from the movie and discuss how this affects the movie. Be sure to describe the parts of the story that are missing as a result of the elimination of that storyline and the significance of them.