Using York Notes for AS & A2 Study Guide to The Kite Runner as the foundation for your study of Khaled Hosseini’s story of friendship and redemption is the best way to prepare for success in your examination. This invaluable aid will help you to learn and understand key aspects of the novel including its major themes, chronology, character arcs and context.
When marking your A Level examination papers on The Kite Runner, the examiner will be looking for evidence of your understanding of the novel’s use of language and narrative perspectives, the significance of the events that befall Baba, Amir and Hassan and their consequences, and the life-changing journeys, both literal and metaphorical, made by the main characters. AS and A2 students who can reference Khaled Hosseini’s own background and experiences as a child in Afghanistan and Iran, and who are able to cite how autobiographical aspects may have influenced The Kite Runner’s portrayal of characters and events, together with an awareness of the political backdrop, are likely to be among those who are awarded the highest grades.
Combining the print guide and all online materials, York Notes’ The Kite Runner revision bundle contains all of the information, essay plans and online tools you’ll need to successfully research and formulate examination answers which demonstrate your thorough understanding and knowledge of the novel. Covering every important element of The Kite Runner itself, the bundle also provides relevant supporting information which will enable you to achieve to your full potential in your AS or A2 Literature exams.
Print Edition information: Paperback, 120 pages, ISBN 9781447913160