Why is it important that Hosseini includes graphic, macabre imagery in narrating the scenes of driving around in Afghanistan?
The macabre imagery foreshadows even greater amounts of violence that is about to take place later in Amir's travels in Afghanistan. It also makes the reader cognizant of the commonplace brutality and suffering endured in Afghanistan under the Taliban. The fact that Farid and others seem desensitized to the violence that Amir describes enhances the reader's emotional response to both the violence itself and the story being told.
What is the role of the flash-forward employed in Chapter 22 while Assef is beating Amir?
It lets the...
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