Is Amir a hero? Why or why not? What characteristics must a person have to be considered a hero?
Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
In heaven, Susie moves through different stages of dealing with her death and its aftermath. What forms does her progress take? Why is she not allowed to meet Mr. Harvey’s other victims right away? How does Susie’s journey mirror that of the people she has left behind on Earth?
What is the significance of the novel’s title? What does Susie mean when she refers to the “lovely bones” (page 320)?
Amir’s confrontation with Assef in Wazir Akbar Khan marks an important turning point in the novel. Why does the author have Amir, Assef, and Sohrab all come together in this way? What is the significance of the scar that Amir develops as a result of the confrontation? Why is it important in Amir’s journey toward forgiveness and acceptance?
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
What is the significance of Ray and Susie’s lovemaking (via Ruth) for Susie? For Ruth? For Ray? Is it difficult to make this leap of faith with Susie? What do you think the importance of this episode is in the book?
****You have until Friday 11/9 to do your blog