“Do you want me to run that kite for you?” Amir was doing anything for Sohrab, he cared so much for this little boy and he finally realized that he had to live for someone else. When Sohrab tried committing suicide, Amir said “Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness”. Sohrab wanted to die, and was not happy that Amir saved him, so he tried everything he could to show Amir would be an amazing father. 4) Amirs spirituality changes over the course of the novel. At the beginning, Baba dismisses religion out of Amir’s life.
While in the dark, dreary, congested truck, filled with “groans and muttered prayers,” his father advises him to think of something pleasant. Surprisingly, Amir does not consider Baba; his memory goes directly to Hassan. This thought is incongruent with the way he strives for Baba’s attention and recognition in his daily life. After much struggle, Amir finally achieves this glory the day he wins the kite battle. Given Amir’s previous actions, it seems that this would be the day he remembers; the day he finally makes his father proud.
Amir only has one thing on his mind in the beginning of the novel, he is ambitious for his father's affection and approval. Amir is very different than his father, Baba. For example, he enjoys reading and writing and he is a coward. Baba sees this as a weakness, and since Baba is a strong, brave and confident man he disapproves of his son which leads him to give Amir less affection than he would if the two were more alike. The less affection Baba gives Amir, the more he wants it.“If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I'd never believe he's my son.” This directly shows how ashamed
Willy struggled with finding his identity because he was so caught up in his chase for his “American Dream”. He refused to confront any feelings of shame because he was convinced it would make him look bad. However, in order to find one’s self, one must confront these feelings-no matter how painful they may be. Ripkoff also states that “the denial of such feelings cripples Willy and the rest of the Loman family.” (1). Willy’s oldest son Biff finally confronted these feelings in the end of the play and discovered his true identity, thus avoiding the same fate as his father.
Kite Runner Study Guide After Amir wins the kite tournament, his loyal companion or servant Hassan runs after the kite that Amir cut down as a trophy, and as he runs away Amir says to him “don’t come back empty handed” and Hassan says “for you a thousand times over”, and that’s when he runs into Assef the racist bully who wants Amir’s trophy kite; when Hassan refuses, Assef rapes him while Amir watches cowardly. At the end, when Amir goes to run the kite for Sohrab he says “for you a thousand times over” which is the same thing Hassan said to Amir. The author chose these frame sequence to show how Amir the person who always ran from the truth and problems, finally owned up to his mistake and returned all the good deeds that Hassan had done for him by doing the same for his son. Amir and Hassan were very close to each other but at the same time Amir always acted like he was better than him, but deep inside I think Amir felt like he was a lot lower than him because his honesty, bravery and loyalty was no match to Hassan’s. Amir also didn’t like Hassan because he overheard his dad talking to Rahim Khan about how Hassan always has to protect Amir when kids pick on him and how Amir never stands up for himself.
Essay Work, Antigone 2. When Haemon firsts walks in to talk to his father he uses the “I am your son and I will never disobey you argument”. He says “No marriage could ever mean more to me than you.” Creon doesn’t really believe him because he thinks that he was coming to talk to him about killing his future wife Antigone. At first Haemon might be honest about his motivation but later in the conversation. He starts off talking about how Creon is always right and whatever discussions he makes will probably is the correct one.
The symbols that help out the better understanding of the characters are the kite, a soccer ball and brass knuckles. In the novel the kite symbolizes the deception of Amir and Hassan’s friendship and the redemption for Amir. The kite is the bond between Amir and Hassan; it brings them together like brothers. For instance, when Assef and the two boys had Hassan trapped in the corner of an ally and demanded him to hand over the kite but Hassan responded with, “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him. I ran it fairly” (P.77) and later got raped.
Biff knew that the life of a salesman was not his own dream but his father’s dream for him. All Biff really wanted was to be able to work with his hands and enjoy the simple things in life. Towards the end of the play, Biff tries to confront his father and get him to see how false his dreams were, and accuses Willy, of having false dreams. In accepting the truth about his father, Biff is able to make a decision about his own future based upon a realistic view of his
Willy thinks that if he were to tell the truth to his kids, they wouldn’t respect him for not being as successful as he claims to be. Outside influences have driven Willy to believe that he is not built for the salesman job. Furthermore, many people chase after jobs that they do not enjoy in order to keep up with what society believes to be acceptable in regards to standard living. Biff, Willy’s son, knows that he is not built for the business world. He would like to settle for less and do something he enjoys.
He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings. Amir spends most of his childhood trying to please his father which is one of the reasons he did not help Hassan when he was getting raped after winning the kite flying competition. Amir was too concerned with making sure his father was proud of him. But Baba redeems himself by making a new life for him and Amir in America. He is proud of his son after he graduates from college and gives all the money he had for Amir’s wedding with Soraya.