Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Practice Fishbowl: Chapters 2-6 of The Kite Runner


Welcome to fishbowl! As you engage in an invigorating conversation on the outer circle, please keep in mind the following:


1. Hit the F5 key to refresh your screen and see new comments.
2. Reply directly to the person (or people) to whom you are responding.
3. Comment consistently throughout the discussion.
4. Proofread for spelling and grammar; avoid using texting language.
5. Bring in examples/quotations from the text when possible.
6. Above all else, keep it professional.

57 comments:

  1. What is the significance of the quote "Afghanistan is for pashtuns"? on page 40.

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    1. well Eli that quote is significant because the country is changing with the republic and he is trying to voice his opinion about what he think about the Hazaras and that the country is trying to get rid of them. Also the quote is significant because it puts Hassan's future in question.

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  2. I felt like they where Chinese because Baba in Chinese means father

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    2. maybe he took Mandarin Chinese

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    3. but we know that they live in Afghanistan and that they have a family heritage in Afghanistan so how could they be Chinese?

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    4. Maybe there family heritage is from there family immigrating from China and living in Afghanistan for many years

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  3. .How come Baba had such a passion to build an orphanage?

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    1. I do believe Baba has a warmhearted soul. I do believe they will touch on it in the near future.

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    2. I think he did this because he watched his wife die during birth, which is quite common in less wealthy countries. So I think this is why he has a soft spot for orphans.

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  4. The fact that Hasaan and Amir are friends will probably end bad because other people will target Amir because he is friends with Hasaan.

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  5. i didn't finish the reading. what happened in chapter 6?

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  6. What do clocks do when they're hungry?

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  7. Does tree represents Hassan and Amir's friendship?

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    1. Oh wow Jack great question. I do believe it does. Just the scene represents there friendship. You get that there friends and having a great moment, but when Amir says "I can convince him to shoot walnuts and the one eyed German Shepard" as you can see Hassan will do it, but is it because he's Amirs slave, or his friend? I believe there friends.

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    2. Yes because they always go up and throw rocks at the other houses

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  8. Why does Amir think that he caused the death of his mother?

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    1. He believes that because his mother died giving birth to him.

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    2. because his mother died while giving birth to him, so he thinks it's his fault

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  10. How will Amir and Hassan's separate Muslim faiths affect their friendship?

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  11. -How do the relationships that Amir has with others effect who he is?

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  12. Why does Baba seem to prefer Hassan over his son?

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    1. Because he thinks that Amir killed his wife during birth and deep down is mad at him

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  13. Why does Hassan never tell on Amir when they get in trouble with Hassans dad for throwing the walnuts?

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  14. I realize that being a leader is not as hard as I thought it was going to be. I wonder what is going to happen in Chapter 7?

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  16. Takeaway: I learned that I need to pay attention more to the inner circle so I can take more from their discussion.

    Question: What is a communist detat?

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  17. I have a better understanding of some of the confusing vocabulary the book uses. What role do mothers play in a young boy's life?

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  18. I never realized that Baba seems to prefer Hassan over his own son, and I still want to know why Hassan never tells on Amir?

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  19. I really started to understand the book a better. I need to catch up with my reading and create better questions and come to the next fishbowl more prepared. How do the relationships that Amir has effect who he is?

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  20. 1. One takeaway is that a fishbowl is a really good way to discuss, and that if I'm not prepared, not only will I have no idea about what's going on but I won't be able to participate whatsoever.

    2. Why is chapter 7 going to be disturbing? It is when the major chain of events happen?

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  21. I saw a lot more detail that was discussed.
    Is redemption the ultimate goal of the protagonist?

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  22. Is Amir's delay from sports represent his risk taking and bravery? Will something happen that he will have to make a decision that has to do with the alleyway, and bravery?

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  23. I learned why the two different religions dont like eachother

    Could Amar not having a mom affect the way he acts and why he cant defend himself?

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  24. I need to pay closer attention to details so I can bring up different points and contribute to the conversation.

    How will the relationship between Hassan and Amir change over time?

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  25. One take away I had about Fishbowl is to always be prepared to ask level one two and three questions. One question I have is, when you change your appearance, are you changing your personality?

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  26. This Fishbowl thing is actually easier than I though.

    Does Baba blame his son for the death of his wife?

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  27. The fact that Amir's mom died giving birth to him could have a large effect on Baba and Amir's relationship.

    Is it good or bad for Amir and Hassan that there is a new government?

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  28. I'm taking away the knowledge of the fact that baba is passionate about building an orphanage.

    What is the significance of the kite?

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  29. I think the converation was not as hard as i thought it was going to be.
    On page 55, Why was it the last time he ever saw Hassan run a kite?

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  30. I learned that i need to slow my reading down and pay more attention to the book.

    One comment that that i still don't get would be what happened to amirs mom

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  31. 1. I took away other peoples points of views?
    2.What happened in chapter 7

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  32. I learned that maybe Amir is just a reminder to Baba about his wife and maybe that's why he isn't so loving or nice to his son sometimes. I still want to know why Baba can't let it go and be nice to his son.

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  33. One take away I had abut the Kite Runner is that if you annotate and ask questions then you will understand the story better.

    Why does Amir like Hassan so much?

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