Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Kite Runner Revisited
Seniors- after viewing The Kite Runner movie, consider and respond, with highly specific and well articulated analysis, to the following prompts:
1. What do you think contributed to the film's lack of critical and popular success?
2. How does the character of Baba remain complex and paradoxical in the film? Which particular scenes are key to maintaining his paradoxical nature? Why?
3. Amir is a controversial protagonist. How does the movie further characterize him? Ultimately, is the audience sympathetic, empathetic or apathetic to his plight? Why?
4. A considerable amount of time has passed since our completion of the novel. After revisiting the story via the movie, which elements (plot, motifs, themes, etc.) remain powerful, convincing and meaningful? Explain.