He steals this natural right from his son by making him believe he had a different father his entire life. Another injustice carried out by a father happens with the unfair love Adam shows to Aron over Cal; somewhat similar to how Baba treats his boys. In order for children to feel safe and nurtured they must feel loved as well. Cal is always trying to impress his dad and make up for any mistakes he makes. He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army.
In each case, both characters experience guilt due to a past breaking of faith and both hope to reconcile these acts with themselves and with others. Perhaps a direct result of Amir’s role as the narrator, the most significant act of betrayal in The Kite Runner is Amir’s betrayal of Hassan. Amir failed to stand up for his best friend and half brother Hassan, because he feared Assef, and he feared for his own fate. He did not want to risk the chance for him to be a victim of sodomy as well. “I opened my mouth, almost said something.
He didn’t think Aron could handle it at all,” (Steinbeck 586). Cal who is known to take advantage of his brother is not as evil as many think. Cal loves his brother so much that he does not want to hurt is brother anymore but helps him by hiding the truth about his mother. Has much as Cal relatives to his mother Cal still has people that he loves unlikely his mother,
But doing this clearly does nothing toward redeeming himself, and thus his guilt endures. That is why he still cringes every time Hassan's name is mentioned. This is exactly what happens from Amir to his servant Hassan. Amir’s jealousy of Hassan really was when he asked his father, “Baba, have you ever considered getting new servants?”. This continuation of deception from Amir
He promises Sohrab that he will not go to orphans anymore and applies for Sohrab adoption from US embassy. They find so many obstacles during this process and Sohrab almost commit’s a suicide. However, Amir always stand by his side and gives him comfort. By doing this, Amir hopes he can atone his sin to his best friend and half-brother. On the other hand, Sohrab gets attached to Amir as his own father.
.] turned out a little more like him. But I hadn’t turned out like him.” ( Hosseini 24). This little glitch makes Amir feel that he has to redeem himself and prove to Baba that he’s not worthless and a disgrace to him. As a child, Amir’s main priority was to gain Baba’s love and affection no matter the price.
At one point, when Chlomo was being beaten by Idek, he was ashamed of his father and he didn’t feel any grief for him. When Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondons him, Elie prays to God to never let him abandon his own father like that. Elie says “Rabbi Eliahou’s son had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival. I had done well to forget that. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahou should continue to look for his beloved son.
Night: Passage Analysis Troubling thoughts consumed young Elie because he saw the ways in which father-son relationships are torn asunder by the camps. He watches as sons deny—or at least consider denying—care to their fathers, putting their own interests before their loved ones. Elie struggles with the same conflict when his father becomes ill, and when his father finally dies, Elie is profoundly sad though also proud that he never wholly compromised his own beliefs about family. The reason that Elie finds the deterioration of father-son relationships so painful is that the maintenance of this relationship seems to be the last barrier between a world that is semi-normal and one that has completely been turned upside down. Elie must continue
He watched in fear as the neighborhood bully (who was demented) brutally raped his best-friend and servant, Hassan. He was haunted by the fact that he did nothing to help his friend, who has consistently stood up for him and helped him get out of trouble. To make matter even worse, he chose to get rid of Hassan (who he didn’t know was actually his half-brother) by planting his watch and money under Hassan’s mattress – all so that he wouldn’t be reminded of the instance and his lack of courage. This was a much worse sin than not doing anything to help his best-friend. This time, it was a transgression committed on purpose instead of just the lack of courage for the first time.
After the death of Ali, Hassan and Baba, Amir was alone and left to not only sort out his own sins but also those of his father. Amir had learned to silence the guilt that bothered him. In The Kite Runner, Amir seems to have been born with the guilt of his father. When he was young he blamed himself for his mother’s death and believed this was why Baba had a problem with him: “ I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not?