Sunday, December 14, 2008

What stuck out the most to you?

Now that we have finished the book and the movie, what was the biggest difference between the two that you noticed? What scenes did you noticed get left out? Was that scene important or not?

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Who does Amir remind you of? Is it someone famous, a friend, a family member, Anyone?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good or Bad

In your opinion, did the ending disappoint you in it's vague and open ending? Or were you satisfied by how it was ended?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What Would You Do?

If you were in Zaman's (orphanage director) shoes, would you have chosen to sell one child to save nine others, or would you refuse? Is the totalitarian way of thinking acceptable in this case? Is there a moral obligation to sell the one child in order to save nine others?

I think that the totalitarian way of thinking is essential in times of war. One must think of the best for a community (orphanage) rather than a single individual.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Amir seems to truly be sorry for the way he treated Hassan. Do you think that by saving Sohrab and wanting him to live with him and Soraya he has been redeemed for his "past sins" as he puts it? If not what else does he need to do?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Going Back

If you were in Amir's shoes do you think that you would have the courage and guts to go back to Kabul and face the Taliban? Would you have gone further than the orphanage or just stopped there and went back home?