This doesn’t make sense, since it’s only been 16 years since his Father’s accident. This makes Tanner wonder what other lies his mother has been telling him. He starts to think maybe his mother and Floyd killed his Dad to be together. So Tanner starts asking and looking into his Father’s accident. He goes to see his Father’s old boss and best friend Mr. Sorenson to see if he could help Tanner found out if his mother and stepfather murdered his father.
Hassan’s loyalty is really brought out in the alley before Assef assaults him. By refusing to give the kite to Assef just to keep his promise to Amir, he really shows that he values their friendship more than himself. Despite the cowardice and disloyalty that Amir is about to show, Hassan never stops regarding Amir as a friend which is shown by the letter he writes to Amir later on. Guilt: Amir is constantly plagued by guilt and he can’t stop thinking about and being bothered by everything he does. Neither does he know how to get rid of the guilt, until Rahim Khan gives him a way.
Jerry Sandusky is still in court and is expected to get life in prison; he is being tried for 42 counts of child molestation. Joe Paterno never got in trouble with the law for this scandal but he did get fired as head coach of Penn State. Paterno’s legacy as one of the greatest coaches of all time was hit really hard with this. In a lot of people’s eyes, he didn’t do enough to help the children that were molested and I agree with that, but the problem that I do have is that he did do what he was supposed to do by reporting it to the Athletic Director. It’s a shame this happened to a great man like him.
Throughout the book so far, Okonkwo has done countless actions without even thinking about the consequences. For example, he impulsively beats his wife during the week of peace forgetting that he is not supposed to do that and will be forced to repent. You could say that he somewhat lives his life in the moment and doesn’t consider the future. He without a second thought kills Ikemefuna and never would have thought that he would be so emotionally scared. | “It was on his fourth trip that he had found Ekwefi, and by then he had become gravely worried.”Chapter 12 pg.82 | As the story progresses Okonkwo continues to appear more and more like a warm loving fatherly figure.
Wade Berrigan 5-26-07 The Moral Ambiguity of War In the novel Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers, shows us many examples of soldiers struggling between making morale choices or staying alive. New soldiers look at other soldiers who have been in the war for a while as if they are sick soulless creatures killing everything in their way. Later we find these same characters that are doing the questioning doing the same thing. For example Perry wonders to himself how someone can die in front of them and no one remember it the following day. This shows his morals are still intact.
Richard longed for a way to show how he felt toward his father without actually verbalizing it. He wanted to show his hate and resentment of his father without punishment. He wanted a victory on a level other than the obvious one. “I resented his shouting and it irked me that I could never make him feel my resentment. How could I hit back at him?
Another group similar to this was the SADs or “shot at dawns” these men were sent to the war but after while decide they refused to fight or they purposely miss shots at the enemy. When commanding officers find out about their actions they get executed by firing squad. The other main group of men who displayed great bravery in the war was the troops who fought. This is because they had to spend days on end fighting in terrible conditions away from their family many ending up being killed in action. Between 1916 and 1918 around 16,000 men in the UK had been recorded as Conscientious Objectors.
Saying that a person is either good or evil is like saying that a person has no thoughts at all. You cannot base a person as basically good or evil because we as people have both good and evil thoughts constantly. For example, we all love the people close to us and we wish them only the best, but at the same time, to those that have wronged us, we damn to hell. We as people have all thought about stealing something or hurting someone, which would be considered evil or wrong, but we also think about giving to others and helping ourselves achieve the most out of life, which is considered good. Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both.
Moving on all these aforementioned events eventually became met with foregiveness. Ideas about forgiveness permeate The Kite Runner. Hassan's actions demonstrate that he forgives Amir's betrayal, although Amir needs to spend practically the entire novel to learn about the nature of forgiveness. Even with Amir not being the best friend he could to be to Hassan he still was impeccably loyal, “For you a thousand times over Amir Agha!”(165). Baba's treatment of Hassan is his attempt at gaining public forgiveness for what he has not even publicly admitted to have done.
No pleasure but meanness.” He was an extremist—a black or white thinker. If he had believed that Jesus had raised the dead he would have been good only out of compunction and not from a sincere heart. At one point he had been a Christian but apparently lost his faith. However, he ended up fulfilling his father’s prophecy that he was not good like his siblings were but was instead predisposed to getting into trouble. Perhaps this is why he killed his father.