His perpetual attempts to gain Baba’s approval throughout his childhood have not seemed to work but he believes that on this particular of kite running victory, the kite would redeem him from killing his mother. For example, “Maybe he’d call me Amir Jan like Rahim Khan did. And maybe, just maybe, I would finally be pardoned for killing my mother.” (30) Similar to Amir, Baba also succeeds in betraying his best friend. Ali is Baba’s Hazara household servant, long time
Sam Stearns Summer Reading Assignment Chapter One of How To Read Literature Like a Professor all about a little boy named amir he is the son of baba, this took place in the winter time in Afghanistan . Amir was joining a kite runner tournament with his friend Hassan. Before this tournament meant Amir and Hassan were on the street and these men come over and take and rape him and Amir just sat here and watched and didn't know what to do and Amir feels regret for that and so know he think he need to make his father proud of him. This tournament was going to be one of the biggest tournaments held in 25 years. Amir every time he was in a tournament he always wanted to will to make his father proud.
Nicole Zurita Ms.ibarra-Sdoeung World literature 03/28/14 Guilt Leading to Good “A person who sacrifices to seek redemption finds freedom and peace” (Unknown), the message of the author explains that guilt usually imprisons our hearts from living a peaceful life, such as in the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, A boy named Amir who has ghosts following him throughout his whole life since the winter of 1975 when he sacrifices his best friend Hassan and later on known as his half-brother, from being raped by some bullies to win his father’s love and acceptance, showing his father the kite Amir won. Since that day Amir remembers saying” In the winter of 1975 I saw Hassan run a kite of the last time” (2). In fact it is a life changing
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.
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.
A major character in this story is Charles Trask. What motivates his actions is the fact that he thinks their father, Cyrus, loves his stepbrother more than him. An inner conflict that Charles has is jealousy. He would always beat Adam up when they were young teenagers but once Adam left for the Army, Charles realized that he actually missed him. Once Adam comes back, he tells Charles that he escaped from jail which makes Charles feel better about himself.
7. Why is there so much more conflict between Biff and his father? There is so much more conflict with Biff and his father because Wily wants to mold his son Biff into a success that he thinks the American Dream holds for him. Although his tries throughout this molding he fails. Another reason why there was so much conflict was because Biff caught him cheating on his mom.
“The Kite Runner is constructed by Hosseini to present Amir as a weak character who needs to redeem himself.” It is true to say that the intent Hosseini; the author of the novel “The Kite Runner” presents to us is a story of a young boy who grew to be a man haunted by his weak character and need for forgiveness. Amir’s actions of not defending Hassan, when after the kite tournament he went looking for him and saw that he had been confronted and raped by Assef and his two friends in an alley, would torment him all his life. His guilt further intensifies knowing that Hassan would even die for him. Unable to face what he had done, in an attempt to rid of Hassan, Amir for the second time betrays and frames Hassan of theft. This guilt Amir took with him even when he and his father
Samantha The Kite Runner December 15, 2011 Discussion Question Number 5. After Amir wins the kite tournament, his relationship with Baba undergoes a change. They go from not communicating much to being friends of a sort. When this happens Amir is still unhappy, even though all he wanted was a better relationship with Baba. Baba contributes to Amir’s state of mind and eventually their relationship went back to the way it was before Amir had won the tournament.
At the beginning of the novel, Amir strives for redemption in Baba’s eyes and figures that by winning the kite-tournament he would be seen as a fellow man. However, Amir does not become a man when he brings back the kite for Baba because he sacrifices his loyal brother Hassan for the paper kite. Amir finally understands what it takes to become a better man in his moment of redemption when he instead, retrieves the kite for Sohrab. A symbolically selfless moment dedicated not only to Sohran but to his faithful brother Hassan; “For you, a thousand times over” (391,