I ran it fairly” (P.77) and later got raped. Despite the consequences that Hassan was going to go through he believed that risking his life to satisfy Amir was worth giving up for than disappointing him. Near the ending of the book, Amir tries to redeem the broken bond between him and Sohrab. Amir used the kite in order to gain redemption, he flew the kite and used it in a battle against a local kid and won with the help of Sohrab. Right after Amir offered to run catch the kite for Sohrab and repeated the same quote that Hassan had said once, “For you, a thousand times over” (P.391).
Through the covering up of the black snowman to become white, Harper conveys the fact that beneath the surface, all human beings are equal and the same. Atticus’ approval of this is shown when he tells Jem, "I didn't know how you were going to do it, but from now on I'll never worry about what'll become of you, son, you'll always have an idea." The fire that night that destroyed Miss Maudie’s house can be metaphorically viewed as the prejudice of Maycomb. After the fire melted the snow from the snowman, there was nothing left but mud. This is how the fire shows the biased views of the community, by ultimately showing that whites and blacks are not the same.
He knew that the snowball was aimed for him, and yet he dodged it making it hurt someone else instead. He couldn’t stop feeling guilty that everything was his fault. “I was contrite and guilty, for I knew that the snowball had been meant for me…” (5) This piece of evidence proves what I stated above, that Dunstan thought that the snowball was meant for him and only him, the hitting of someone else was all under his control. This guilt makes up decisions for Dunstan later on in the book. Right after the snowball accident, Mrs. Ramsay went over to the Dempster’s house to aid and support them.
In the little boys mind, the snowman is begging the young boy to come in, like a puppy. He feels the snowman is lonely, cold, and scared in the windstorm, and the young boy is confused as to why the snowman has to stay outside. Little does the boy know that the snowman is content right where he is. In a bit of irony in the second paragraph, the snowman enjoys the cold, knowing that the warm house seals his fate to “die”, or melt. The snowman is “moved to see the youngster cry” knowing the boy doesn’t realize what happens when cold things aren’t kept cold, they go warm and melt.
Assef yelped as he flung himself at Hassan, knocking him to the ground. Wali and Kamal followed. I bit on my fist. Shut my eyes.” (Chapter7 page69) Words from Amir as he watched the struggle as Hassan went through it. “ I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan – the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past – and accept what would happen to me.
Towards the end of the Kite Runner has a lot of of irony, The first example is in chapter seven in the Kite runner and how Amir watches Hassan get rapped he does nothing to help his friend out. HOW DOES AMIR'S "WATCHING" REVEAL IRONY? The second example is near the end of story, when Amir goes back to pakistan and talks to Rahim Khan, Rahim Khan tells Amir all the things his father did not. He finds out that Hassan is his half brother. When Amir was going back to Kabul, he finds Assef the man who rapped His Best friend, He's see Sorhab Hassan child getting rapped too.
“I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite. Then I’d bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son was worthy.” (p. 56). Fortunately for Amir, he not only wins the kite tournament, he also wins Baba’s heart. So for Amir’s thirteenth birthday, Baba throws him a huge birthday bash.
His first “young fire” was gone due to the snow, but now his “tiny flame” was quenched due to his losing control over his hands. Tom Vincent was really miserable now, he lost, he lost his control over things which adhere to him. His hands were worthless and he couldn’t feel his weight on his feet. Thinking about the rest of the journey, Tom, he was in all trouble. He had failed twice.
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.
One final opportunity to decide who I was going to be. I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan – the way he'd stood up for me all those times in the past – and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could run. In the end, I ran.” – pg 77. He turns around and betrays his friend as he thought that this would option would be best for him.