ASSIGNMENT: Choose one of the following topics. Support your ideas with quotations from the text, acknowledged with in-text citations. Without quotations as textual evidence and in-text citations, the grade on the reader response is a zero. T
opic #1: “Baba and I were more alike than I’d ever known. We had both betrayed the people who 2 would have given their lives for us” (226). Question: If Amir and Baba are alike, how are they different? What some of the choices Amir makes that set him off from Baba, and what are the implications? Topic #2: How does Hosseini draw the reader into the story at the beginning of the book? In other words, how does he use language – specifically, what kind of word choices and/or imagery does he create? Make at least 3 clear points when answering this question. Number each. . ABOUT THE READER RESPONSE • FIRST PART: an analysis, in which you answer the assignment topic. • LAST PART: a confrontation: a personalized statement of meaning – about you. • DO NOT COMBINE THE TWO PARTS. Each section should demonstrate your insight and understanding of the assignment. • Begin with a thesis statement (please underline). This one sentence lets readers know right up front exactly what will be discussed in the analysis. • Write at least two paragraphs: an analysis and a confrontation. Please do not combine them. You should identify each part with a number to distinguish them so we can follow your discussion, or you might type a line to separate them.
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