All I smelled was victory. Salvation. Redemption” (65) Although Amir wins the kite tournament; he must also bring back the last fallen kite. Hassan, his bosom mate who is a Hazara, an oppressed subclass in Afghanistan, runs the kite for Amir, “For you a thousand times over” (67, 371), Hassan states. Tragically, Amir condones Hassan’s rape all in the name of desperately obtaining this valuable kite, and Amir’s psyche is permanently changed.
Baba expresses the idea that all sin stems from theft. In The Kite Runner, many characters fall victim to the sin of theft. This theft leads to a great deal of pain for each character. Throughout The Kite Runner, the emotional development of Amir, Hassan, and Baba is hindered by the sin of theft in all its forms. Amir steals happiness from his father Baba in various ways.
Elizabeth Bell The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon brought out the worst in people. Social Contracts were broken and the characters went to great lengths to get ahold of the power the Maltese Falcon gave you. The characters would become dangerous and were willing to kill whoever crossed into their path. The practices of deceit and greed were the reoccurring themes throughout the story. Every man and women were only looking out for themselves when it comes to getting ahold of the Maltese Falcon.
The wall of jealousy toward Hassan does break down, but a wall of guilt is built almost instantly. The wall of guilt distances Baba from Amir even more than the wall of jealousy. The kite also can mean a sense of freedom from Amir's sins and guilt in order “to be good again.” The string of glass shards constantly cut Amir when he reflects back on the sins he committed. He was always the kite fighter, but at the end of the novel, he is the kite runner. When the kite is cut loose, his freedom is no longer held tightly by his guilt.
Exposure to violence can breed violence even in those who oppose it. In the story, Lord of the Flies that is exactly what happens to the characters. Ralph loses his composure, Jack turns into a blood crazed savage and Ralph becomes part of the demented hunters. The aggressive atmosphere that thrives on that heinous island conquered the good character of the boys. Jack was the first of the boys to show signs of aggression, then it turned on his hunters, and then it took control of Ralph.
From the title of the novel we can tell that the kite plays a very important role in the novel. In chapter seven in particular the kite is used as a visual representation to show the journey that Amir is going to have to undertake after the decisions he makes regarding Hassan’s rape. The kite also reinforces another issue that is evident throughout the novel; the treatment of Hazaras during the time the novel is set and suggests that Amir and Hassan can never truly be friends due to their different social hierarchy. This is enforced by the idea of kite running. During the competition Amir Fly’s the kite whilst Hassan runs for it acting as his assistant.
Why does Amir want to win the kite tournament so badly? 11. What happens to Hassan after he has caught the last fallen kite from the tournament? 12. Why does Amir compare the look in Hassan's eyes while Assef is hurting him to the look in the lamb's eyes before it is killed for food?
In his arms, I forgot what I’d done. And that was good." The use of emotive language emphasises the guilt that Amir feels as a result of betraying Hassan; the sacrifice he made to invoke a change. This sacrifice early in his life acts as an enormous catalyst for change, showing that sacrifice is essential for creating a change. Sacrifice is present throughout Amir's early years, most prominently being shown through the act of kite fighting, such as when Amir comments on how "every boy in Kabul bore tell-tale horizontal gashes on his fingers from a whole winter of fighting kites" The idea of wounded hands and scarred fingers is repeated again in Amir's dreams, and Amir says "I see deep, parallel gashes across
Whatever the father does the nettles will grow back and his son will probably be hurt again, just as wars will continue to occur, however violent the attempts to end them. The nettles are personified as an opposing force. They are a "regiment of spite", and are described using the metaphor"spears". Within the first three lines the nettles are presented as a violent and aggressive group of soldiers to reflect the speaker's need to protect his child. When the speaker is taking revenge on the nettles the writer again personifies them, describing them as a "fierce parade" as if they were soldiers standing to attention, cut down by his scythe.
The colonists are, well it seems, to always be at war with the Native Americans. The French are expanding in the Americas and so are the other colonists. The English pass laws that conflict with the lives of the colonists, creating a storm of anger within the colonies. The French get into another war with the indian's over some territory in Ohio. George Washington, takes advantage of the crippled French, but then is quickly put back in his place when the French conquer George Washington's Fort with overwhelming numbers.