Irony
Characterization
Literary Elements
Recurring Ideas
Author's Choices

100

an example of verbal irony (when a character says one thing but means another) from Darius

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100

an example of characterization via a character's speech

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100

an example of external conflict

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100

an example of emotional bullying

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100

showing readers what life is like in Iran

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200

an example of situational irony (when events turn out the opposite of what is expected)

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200

an example of characterization via a character's private thoughts

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200

an example of internal conflict

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200

an example of pride in one's ethnic heritage

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200

portraying what it's like to live with depression

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300

an example of verbal irony (when a character says one thing but means another) from Sohrab

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300

an example of characterization via a character's appearance

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300

an example of foreshadowing

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300

an example of healing one's interpersonal relationships

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300

giving a character a good (or bad) trait to counterbalance a bad (or good) trait

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400

an example of dramatic irony (when readers know something that a character does not)

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400

an example of characterization via a character's actions

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400

an example of atmosphere/mood established through the description of setting

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400

an example of self-discovery or self-acceptance

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400

portraying a close relationship between adolescent males

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500

an example of verbal irony (when a character says one thing but means another) from a character other than Darius or Sohrab

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500

an example of characterization via how other characters feel about a particular character

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500

an example of a symbol

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500

an example of adolescent sexuality

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500

preparing readers earlier in the novel for a climactic encounter later: either Darius and his dad on the roof or Darius and Sohrab's saying goodbye

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