OneDay: Just Dance

For OneDay this year, I did a K-pop dance mashup with three of my friends: Jeehyun, Linie, and Haewon. We decided on combining two songs together to create a 3-minute audio file. The two songs we all agreed on were Forever Young by Blackpink and La Vie En Rose by IZ*ONE, and we also divided each of our parts. We were inspired by watching compilations of 4 membered dances on YouTube, but it was also because we were interested in doing this before. Our ultimate goal was to synchronize and get the formation right, but we also aimed to learn the choreography before the actual day.

On the actual day, we began practicing together with the formation as a group since we had already learned our parts beforehand. From 9:30 to 10:20, we first worked on the Forever Young part. Then from 10:30 to 11, we began to practice the second part of the dance, the La Vie En Rose half. Some of us struggled with certain moves and so we double-checked with the others and practiced these moves in front of the mirror. As a group, we went over both of the dances over several times, with and without music, with and without mirror as well. We set up a tripod at different spots in the room to record us dancing so we could try to see what we did good and what we needed to improve on. The videos also allowed us to watch the performance from the audience’s perspective, in which we were able to observe our movements and the flow of the whole dance.

Here’s one of our practice videos:

I think OneDay went pretty well because we got a lot done. Our group managed our time efficiently and we also got helpful feedback during the rehearsals. It was a completely different and new experience to me but I think it exposed me to so many new opportunities. I learned performing and dancing techniques that I wouldn’t have gotten before, yet I was also able to grasp the importance of time management. Through OneDay, students are able to discover perhaps their hidden talents that they had never realized or noticed. For me though, it helped with my fear of performing in front of an audience and of course, I learned two dances that I would’ve never tried before. Overall, OneDay was an unique experience and it went surprisingly well.

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The One Who Made It Happen

If I were to ask people who Daisy Bates was, they probably wouldn’t know. She may not be as well-known as perhaps Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks, but her impact surely wasn’t small. Daisy Bates suffered a devastating childhood, but she turned her life around and worked tirelessly for civil rights and equality. Her mother was raped by white men and her father escaped, leaving her with a friend’s family. Daisy never met her real parents, but hearing about her mother’s story, something burned inside of her. Growing up in Arkansas, there was segregation everywhere; from restaurants and parks to schools and shops. Daisy never really thought about racial discrimination or race in general, until her first encounter at the meat market. The incident became a turning point in her life, and it marked the end of her being protected from the harsh reality. The Little Rock Nine movement, where nine black students integrated Central High, captivated a lot of attention. Through the vivid language and images in The Power of One, the two authors Judith and Dennis Fradin tell the story of Daisy Bates; the woman who showed the lasting impact one person can make, the significance of fighting for your rights, and the one with the willingness of helping others.

Daisy was the leader, the coach, and the Little Rock Nine were the players. She was the one who drove the whole movement, and she was the one who thrust herself into the forefront of everything. Daisy was just a woman, but the experiences that she went through taught her valuable lessons, and she used those lessons. “She was a role model for youth­- a motivator, an inspiration,” said the Reverend Leroy James. “She showed the importance and power of one person. Individuals such as Daisy Bates can make a difference.” (Fradin, 159) Often people say “a small difference can make a huge change”; Daisy was the small difference. She might seem like a normal person, but the amount of courage stored inside of her didn’t seem quite normal for a black woman at the time. Daisy Bates risked her life trying to gain basic civil rights and to implement school integration. She was always challenging anything or anyone who slowed down her progress, anyone from racists to authorities. The struggles that she went through didn’t stop her, and never once did she want to give up. Not even when a rock was thrown into her house, shattering the window, with a note attached that read: “The Next Will Be Dynamite”. Not even when she could barely walk on the streets without someone threatening her, and not even when she had the chance of being killed or arrested. Daisy got back up with no complaints, instead she stood up straighter than before; she became impenetrable. “But the Little Rock Nine episode didn’t just spark integration in America’s schools. It awakened the nation’s conscience to the evils of segregation and hatred.” (145) Yet here we are today, where almost every school has diverse and international communities, and where everyone can go places without segregation.

Her biological mother’s death left an emotional imprint on Daisy, which pushed her in dedicating her life to ending racial discrimination. She was enraged at the horrible deeds the Caucasian men did to her mother, and from that day on, she was determined to take revenge for her mother. But who knew what started as fighting for her mother turned into such an influential movement? Inequality, though may not be as quite an issue as before, still exists. We have it way easier now, but back in the 1950s, race was viewed as a very important aspect in society. This sensitive topic is still considered as one of the most debated issues, but there aren’t any laws about segregation in the public or in schools nowadays. Daisy grew up in a neighborhood where everything was separated by the ‘whites’ and the ‘colored’. Living a life of someone ‘colored’ was difficult, and many of them wanted change. Nobody dared to however, because it seemed like it was a part of the culture and that everything was set. Very much the opposite of those people, Daisy felt the need to fight for basic rights and urged others around her to do so. She and her husband, L.C. Bates, even established a newspaper dedicated to raising awareness about the prejudice they were receiving. “The Little Rock school crisis shaped the lives of everyone involved.” (146) Bates, risking everything, put herself out there to stand up against the unfair treatment. “Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine had paved the way for school integration to continue in Arkansas cities and towns.” (145) Bates was just like Malala Yousafzai, another young woman filled with courage and determination. Malala spoke up about girl’s education, risking her life as well, especially at a time when violence filled the streets of Pakistan. Both of these women encountered injustice and discrimination growing up, but neither of them backed down. Their actions, their words, and their boldness changed the lives of so many, not only around them, but around the world as well.

Daisy Bates was the only person who reached out to the students going through a hard time. She already had enough on her hands, yet she continued being the thoughtful and caring person she was and always had been. While keeping up with her advocacy in equality, she dedicated herself into school integration as well. That was how the Little Rock Nine was formed in fact, but it didn’t come so easily. The nine black students who enrolled in Central High faced extreme resistance that ultimately resulted in threats and physical attacks. Daisy was the one who guided them through all of the suffering, whether it be mentally or physically. She really cared about what they felt. When something went wrong or the students were dejected, she took all the blame. “Furious at herself for neglecting something so important, Daisy Bates drove on to the meeting place.” (79) Daisy had tried to contact Elizabeth Eckford that night about changing the plan, but her family didn’t have a telephone. Elizabeth showed up to school the next day unaware of the changes to the original plan, and was immediately confronted by a mob. Bates took full blame for the incident when it was barely her fault. By the time she had finally arranged everything and made sure the next day would go smoothly, it was already three A.M. If Daisy didn’t care about the nine students, she wouldn’t have worried so much. Being the selfless and giving person she was, she poured her heart and soul in just to successfully get the nine into Central High. “Daisy Bates found that her father’s words were true: Discrimination and bigotry, not white people, were the enemies.” (57) Daisy kept her father’s words. No matter what the racists did to her, her hatred turned towards discrimination instead of the people. Daisy’s eternal benevolence was definitely one of the main reasons why she gained quite a few supporters in the movement.

A street was named in her honor, and the first state holiday in Arkansas was dedicated to a black woman, but as years pass, memories fade. Memories of her greatness diminish, and precious few know about this woman who rose up to injustice. Judith and Dennis Fradin extensively researched and brought together this amazingly detailed and compelling book. The Power of One cannot simply be deemed as a ‘biography’ because it’s so much more than an account of a person’s life; the book perfectly depicts the adversities Bates went through in her life. The text included every little problem she faced, but it also analyzed the social unrest in Arkansas at the time. Daisy Bates wasn’t a simple person. Her story was different, and we as the readers got to see that through this inspiring book. We got to see the power of one.

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Was It Worth It?

What had changed in Russia from 1905-1939?

The Russian peasants wanted freedom, but the three revolutions brought more oppression instead. There were some good changes, but many of them weren’t, to the peasants. For one thing, Russia went through a lot with its leaders. After the Tsar’s abdication, Lenin’s promise of providing freedom, food, and land sparked people’s hopes again. He had managed to keep his promise and gained popularity among the peasants, but he then made the decision of implementing War Communism. Civil wars broke out between the Reds and the Whites, and the Red Terror brought fear into so many people’s lives. New systems of government were introduced, like the Duma, and new policies were implemented, like the New Economic Policy. After Lenin’s death, Stalin came into power despite Lenin’s dislike towards him. Once again, Stalin felt like his power was threatened by Trotsky, and so he purged him. When Stalin was sure there wouldn’t a chance of anyone overthrowing him, Russia changed quite dramatically. Labor camps, new laws, even new worships, were established. By 1939, the country was ruled under one person: Joseph Stalin himself, whereas the Bolsheviks, the Soviets and other important figures shared the power before. The Russian people had even less control over their own lives. Every single thing was monitored by the government, and people’s lives seemed to be even worse.

What had stayed the same in Russia from 1905-1939?

The most significant thing that stayed the same throughout the 34 years was the social ranks. Russia was still divided into different social classes based on wealth and authority, where workers and peasants were at the very bottom. Though the leaders changed, the greed for authority and power remained the same. There were still conflicts that aroused because everyone wanted power. As the peasants still didn’t have freedom, their lives pretty much stayed the same. In the end, the people never received the freedom, food or land that Lenin had once promised them. By the end of the revolution, nothing much had changed; people were still living in poverty and the rich lived in luxury.

In 1939, how were Sergei’s and Alexander’s lives the same or different from 1905?

As a peasant, life was horrible in 1905. That was why the revolution happened in the first place. Alexander had to work endlessly, not for him and his family though; he worked for the government. for Sergei, a loyal and determined soldier, not a lot changed for him. He was still in the army where most things remained the same, except for the leaders. He never had to suffer from starvation because he was in the army where they were well-fed with the outcome of the workers’ labor. You could say life was slightly better in 1939 because of several things. Stalin improved education and provided free healthcare, which were quite beneficial to the workers. However, the thing that was different in both Alexander’s and Sergei’s lives was the industrialization. The two of them lived through the period where Russia was developing and industrializing, but they had two completely different perspectives and opinions on it. Alexander definitely didn’t like it because he had to do everything, while Sergei didn’t have to do much and so he was happy that his country was improving. Alexander was still forced to work while Sergei still served in the army; that stayed the same for both of them.

Was it worth it?

In my opinion, I don’t think this 34-year period of violence and cruelty was worth it. The revolutions happened solely because the peasants wanted equality and liberty. But the revolutions did nothing to help and most things stayed the same. Instead of lives being better, they were forced to work in Gulags, labor camps, where they performed exhausting physical labor with poor conditions. The devastating famines that spread throughout the country took away the lives of millions, not to mention the civil wars along with the wars against other countries. Even after all this unnecessary fighting and suffering, the lives of the workers barely improved and instead they had it even worse.

 

The workers and I in the Gulags                        The shared room where we slept

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Issue 48 of Vermont Daily: The Bait

Newspapers are to inform people about current issues happening in the world, and so I decided on creating a newspaper article on the conflicts in I Am The Cheese. Through this form of media, I hope the reader will be able to learn about the main conflicts that arose in the novel. The newspaper is called “Vermont Daily”, which not only gives the reader an idea of the setting, but it also suggests that the article will be talking about events that happened in Vermont, Massachusetts. The column on the left side gives a general idea of what the overall article will discuss about, as well as capturing the reader’s attention with the bold and capital letters. The pictures are black and white because this book was set in the 1970s, which is why the entire paper is a yellowish-brown color and looks quite outdated. I hadn’t used a white background, which is what most newspapers use today, because I wanted it to, first of all, catch people’s eyes, and secondly, to create a mysterious kind of vibe to it. The three conflicts mentioned include the internal conflicts with himself, the mistrust of his family, and his struggle with society.

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A Bike Ride Through The Past

I Am The Cheese probably isn’t the best choice when it comes to happy endings, because this book doesn’t even have a proper ending. The reader is left dangling on the edge of a cliff, but not really. Because imperative moralities are hidden throughout the book and we as readers are able to grasp a lot from it. I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier has many themes that could constantly be seen, one of which including different versions of reality, the significance of honesty, and appreciating what we have. This book is quite different from others, one is that it has two narratives and they alternate every chapter. Adam Farmer, the protagonist and the narrator in the story, is biking from Massachusetts to Vermont, hoping to find his dad. Now some people may consider this adventure as fun, to be alone, but this wasn’t the case for Adam. He was pretty much afraid of everything, from dogs to open spaces, and sometimes people. On the way, he thinks of his parents, which contained some pleasant memories but not all, and Amy Hertz, his girlfriend. Occasionally, he would also sing “The Farmer in the Dell”, a song his dad used to sing to him. This was a physical journey, but it was more of a mental journey through the past where he revives his traumatic childhood memories. Adam soon comes to the realization, with the help of Brint, the so-called psychiatrist, that all the events he thought were in his current life were actually in the past.

Reality isn’t what we think it is. Probably the least obvious theme in the book yet the one that stands out in terms of the context. “He was tired of pretending that nothing had happened, that the second birth certificate didn’t exist, that he had not listened to that phone call. He was tired of faking it, being a fake.” (Cormier, 116) Everyone around him was being fake, lying to others, and most importantly, lying to themselves. Adam was the only person living in his own reality at the moment and he knew nothing was real. “He was amazed at the deceptions that had been carried on by his parents through the years.” (149) He loved his parents, and he knew his parents loved him as well. They used to be a happy family who would rely on each other and have fun together, like a typical family would. But that was before Adam discovered the truth, and he learns that reality wasn’t as good as he thought it would be. Adam here, experiences a similar disclosure with Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon. Charlie is a mentally disabled man and through an experimental surgery, he hopes to improve his intelligence level. All he wished for was to be like other people, but when his intelligence does match up to the others’, Charlie comes to the realization that it may not been as great as he expected. As his intelligence continues to improve, he discovers being smart doesn’t necessarily make life better, but it instead makes it even worse. Both Adam and Charlie face their harsh realities in the end, but sometimes we do as well. This theme may seem quite negative, and it is in some ways, as it had sparked up a lot of controversy ever since it had been published. But people today often expect too much from someone or something, and end up being disappointed with the turnout. Sometimes we just need to face reality and accept the truth.

Any lie is a betrayal is definitely the main idea the author was trying to convey. This theme can be seen throughout the entire novel as Adam learns the truth of his past. Adam was basically lied to his entire life, by his parents. He never really knew why they were often on the run, as if someone was after them, but he didn’t question.  “They’ve been lying to me, he thought with horror. All my life, they’ve been lying to me…” (74) Can you imagine what it would feel like being lied to your whole life? Probably not, because you know your true identity, your real name, and that your parents wouldn’t lie to you. Adam Farmer wasn’t really Adam Farmer. His real name was Paul Demonte, and he had two birth certificates. When his dad finally explained everything to the clueless him, the truth was far more shocking and discomforting than he had expected it to be. His father was a witness to government corruption and the whole family was in danger, therefore their identities were completely changed. Mr. Grey is the man who comes to Adam’s house every month, but because he was always a part of their lives, he almost seemed invisible, thus the name Grey. We actually don’t know who Grey really was, whether he was lying to the family or helping them. This adds to the already existing sense of suspicion that wouldn’t have been there if the lies were out in the open. “Adam was amazed at his ability to lie, the way his mind had been quick to invent a new set of circumstances for himself and his parents. But he wondered why? Why is it necessary to lie?” (54) Adam knows lying wasn’t the solution to a problem, yet he had lied without even thinking about it. Everybody lies, that’s no exception. But do we know to admit the truth or do we continue to lie to cover our other lies? Because when the layers of lies start stacking on one another, it’s going to be hard to take them down one by one. More importantly, who you lie to is going to be hurt, betrayed, and deceived. “There was nothing to be suspicious about, until I became suspicious of everything.” (109) Consequently, Adam becomes suspicious of everything around him, simply because his parents had kept him from the truth all these years. It is near impossible being honest all the time, but people need to recognize the fact that honesty is a vital part of human connection.

Don’t take things for granted, the final theme, and the one that teachers the reader an extremely important lesson. This moral applies to anyone, including myself, although most people have probably heard of this one before. Most of us have homes, clothes, and food, but most importantly, we have our families. At times, we want our parents and siblings to leave us alone, but when we need them, they’re always there. We don’t know how lucky we are being able to control our own lives, because look at Adam’s family. “We were like puppets, you’re your mother, and I,” his father said. “As if we had no control over our lives. And we didn’t, of course.” (133) They were told how to live their lives and what their names should be. Just like us, Adam is trying to figure out who he really is, but it’s just that somebody is deciding that for him. “I sat there looking at the clipping and thought, I’m dead. I’ve already died.” (135) Everyone in Blount, New York, thinks his family was killed in a car accident because of the fake newspaper article Grey had arranged to be published. All of this was settled by Grey and his men, because Adam and his parents had no choice but to go with the flow. They have absolutely no power and control over their own lives, while most of us do. Of course, cherishing doesn’t necessarily have to be over belongings or physical objects, it can be something we depend on in our everyday lives. Memory is a precious thing; Adam feels confused and lost because he can’t recall his memories. Most people don’t think about what it would feel like to being able to remember, because they do it so often that they forget to be grateful.

This book had stirred up quite a bit of controversy since it had been published, but it had also won a number of awards. I personally found it confusing at first with the switching of the narratives, however it was actually an intriguing read. The author decides to leave us with an ambiguous ending and we don’t know exactly what happens with Adam, or Paul Demonte. It provoked so many questions and emotions yet it taught the reader several valuable lessons. We as readers are able to take the ideas of accepting our fates and reality, lying leads to consequences, and being appreciative of what we have.

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The Truth Behind The Carnage

This documentary talks about the Boxer Rebellion that happened in China.

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Scars For Life

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Bad People and Regretful Decisions

This poster addresses the main themes I had gotten from The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini. There are several hidden moralities that have deep meanings to them. It’s an engrossing yet emotional story of betrayal and friendship. Amir, the protagonist, dramatically changes throughout the whole story and learns a very vital and meaningful life lesson in the end. Of course, not only does Amir realize and learn his lesson, but we as readers are able to take a lot from this story as well.

I chose to use this type of media, a thing similar to a poster, to show the messages Khaled Hosseini wanted to convey in The Kite Runner. Through the simplicity of this, I hope the two main ideas of “It’s wrong to hurt even bad people because they can become good people” and “Don’t be regretful, do something” can be seen right away. I hadn’t added many decorations or colors except for the book cover in the center, with red kites on either side of it. The little icons in the corners are black-and-white, and the whole background is just a plain white. I felt like with fewer colors, the points made will be more clear and straightforward, instead of it being colorful and confusing. I wanted the reader to be able to understand and visualize in a way what the author wanted to share to his readers within the story. I bolded the two morals and placed the supporting quotes underneath; the quotes were italicized to distinguish them from other text. By implying the lessons I had learned from the book, I hope this form of media would clearly depict and illustrate the author’s intentions and messages.

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A Thousand Times Over

Ever wonder what it would feel like to be abandoned and betrayed by your best friend? It would not be the best feeling, would it? Hassan had experienced extreme adversities, in fact, he had a harder time than Amir from the very beginning. Both of the boys grew up without a mother and were brought up by their fathers – Amir’s mother had died giving birth to him, while Hassan’s mother left after he was born. His own mother rejected him the moment she saw the cleft lip and refused to even hold the baby. Hazaras were the most disrespected and oppressed tribal group in Afghanistan which was why Hassan and his father, Ali, were often mocked by Pashtuns on the street despite how close they were with Baba and Amir. Hassan’s positivity and kind personality heavily influences Amir and his decisions later. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses the character of Hassan to portray the perfect servant with his loyalty, selflessness, and bravery that many consider “too good to be true”.

Hassan’s loyalty to Amir and Baba is constant throughout the whole story despite the hardships he has been through. Even after being betrayed, after being sexually assaulted, and after being bullied, he continues working for him tirelessly. His loyalty was almost unreal, but perhaps it was to reflect Hassan’s personality to who Amir aspired to be. “Some day, Inshallah, you will be a great writer,” Hassan said.” (Hosseini, 29) He most likely did not like the stories Amir told, but as part of his loyalty, he felt the need of supporting his friend no matter what. His most notable statement: “For you a thousand times over!” (59) represents the endless times he remains faithful to Amir despite being disrespected all the time. When Hassan was confronted by Assef and his two sidekicks in the dark alley, Amir did nothing. He had described Hassan’s expression as “the look of the lamb” while Amir just watched. He was betrayed by his best friend, his half-brother, yet he did not complain. He continues to lie for his “friend”, but gets nothing in return.“Everywhere I turned, I saw signs of his loyalty, his goddamn unwavering loyalty.” (78) As Amir’s guilt gradually eats away at him, Hassan, keeping silent about the rape, served him still yet. Hassan also had a strong sense of morality when it came to dealing with unpleasant situations and bad people. When Amir asks him to shoot a dog with his slingshot, Hassan argues but still does it out of loyalty, not wanting to disappoint Amir while not wanting to hurt the dog either. The two go up to the pomegranate tree and Amir begins hurling pomegranates at Hassan while calling him a coward for not hitting him back. Hassan picks one up and rubs it in his own face instead. No matter how much pain he was in, his loyalty did not fail him and he never lost his temper. Hassan’s morality and of course, devotion to Amir remains with him up until his death, when he protests because the Taliban had ordered him out of Baba’s house. He and his wife get shot because of that. This also reminds me of Malala Yousafzai, an extremely important and influential activist for female education who had been shot in the head by a Taliban because she had spoken up about equal rights. Both Malala and Hassan struggled to keep their heads up because of these terrorists, but Hassan had died trying to protect Amir and Baba’s house.

While Amir’s character dramatically changes, Hassan stays the same from the beginning to the end and continues being the affable and forgiving person he was. Amir had mentioned that Hassan never denied him anything, and we see him thinking of others before himself again and again. Hassan saw Amir as a friend, but perhaps it was because he was the only friend he had. When Assef called Hassan an ugly pet, he replied with: “Please leave us be, Agha,” Hassan said.” (37) He had addressed Assef as ‘agha’, still using proper Afghan formalities despite how he rude he was being. Hassan had already accepted his place in society and the fact that he was never not going to be regarded the same way because he was a Hazara. Here, I can make a connection to the real world today. Discrimination and racism is, unfortunately, a large part of our society, and although it has improved, it still exists. People are judged and criticized in almost any circumstance, whether it be their religion, or in this case, their social status and race. One’s skin color could determine their salary, sometimes even dominating their whole life. Hassan, because he was a Hazara, could not walk in the streets without being taunted and judged. Amir often teased him for his incapability to read, but there was never once when he lost his temper. “Still, I don’t know it.” If he felt the sting of my tease, his smiling face didn’t show it.” (25) Maybe it was purely because of his innocence, or he had pretended not to know. Hassan’s kindness and good heart often infuriated Amir, increasing his guilt yet even more.

Amir and Hassan had grown up together in the same household, but Hassan was more courageous out of the two. Hassan was always the one who stood up for Amir when the bullies, or anybody, gave him a hard time. He often got injured and hurt trying to protect Amir, but Amir tells Baba that he just fell. They encounter Assef, who was known for his brass knuckles, and his two sidekicks, who were all older and larger than Amir and Hassan. “To an outsider, he didn’t look scared. But Hassan’s face was my earliest memory and I knew all of its subtle nuances… And I saw that he was scared. He was scared plenty.” (37) Hassan was petrified, but if it showed on his face, it would benefit Assef. They knew how much Assef despised Hazaras and what ‘the Ear Eater’ was capable of doing. Who would have expected a Hazara, out of all the other people, would aim a slingshot in his face? The thing was, it did happen- Hassan had risked everything to save Amir. Instead of surrendering to cowardice, he did not hesitate to defend Amir despite the fact that they could be finished by the three in no time. When he was raped by Assef, he remained calm, but Amir had seen that look of resignation- the look of a sacrificial lamb. Hassan was the sacrifice Amir had to make, and he had already learned that. His heroic acts saved both of their lives several times, and because of his bravery, Amir realizes how much of a coward he was.

Hassan was born into hard circumstances yet he was always optimistic about everything, especially the fact that he was born a Hazara. His altruistic acts stay with Amir long after they had been separated and he had moved to America. Being one of the major targets of harassment in the neighborhood, he had never, not even once, complained or protested about how unfair his life was. Without Hassan, Amir’s character would not have been as unique, and the story would not have been as intriguing. Without Hassan, Amir would not have learned the importance of redemption and decided to save his nephew, Sohrab. Betrayal, pain, and violence all took place in this book, but would The Kite Runner be the same without Hassan’s true loyalty, true kindness, and true bravery? No, it wouldn’t.

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Will She Be Mine?

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