Exam Preparation

I have been really impressed by the essays sent in to me from Year 12 students. I think I have graded over fifty today alone! Don’t forget to check some of them out on the Year 12 page. Here is a taster from one of them on The Kite Runner.

Analyse how the resolution of a main conflict was important to the resolution to the text as a whole.

It’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, and how you can bury it. Because the past claws it’s way out”.

In the novel ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseni we follow the story of Amir, and his quest to make right a ‘past of unatoned sins’, which he simply could not bury. As the story of Amir’s childhood unfolds, we realise that he lives under the shadow of his guilt. Making right what he did so many years ago is paramount if Amir is to live a free life, the resolution of his internal conflict-his desperate need to atone, is essential to the novel.

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