Amir betrays his friend Hassan at various times; he is very jealous and only wants the love and affection of his father. Later in the novel, Amir moved to the United States and finds out that Hassan is his half-brother. As a new immigrant, life in the U.S is not easy for him. He was feeling guilty for all the bad things he did to Hassan. Therefore, to redeem himself, he rescued Hassan’s son Sohrab from Assef in Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, and his struggle to move on from his past. He betrays his closest friend, and craves attention from a father that is not as honorable as he seems. In The Kite Runner, Hosseini suggests that memories often provide a foundation for one’s present day behavior. A clear demonstration of the crippling control that one’s past has is Khaled Hosseini’s use of the character, Amir. After betraying Hassan, and allowing the rape to take place, Amir is plagued by guilt.
Parveen Kahlon Ms. Dornford ENG 2D1-07 Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Betrayal at its best?-Insert Title Here The relationship between family and friends are dwindling due to the fact that betrayal commonly takes place, especially when factors such a jealousy cloud the better judgement of people. The Kite Runner is a story about a guilt ridden character whose name is Amir. He tries to win his father’s love, but faces many obstacles that eventually lead into betrayal towards the people he loves. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the theme of betrayal is consistently seen through Baba and Amir’s actions as Baba keeps many secrets from his family, Amir turns his back on Hassan and then later when Amir disappoints Sohrab.
The strained father son relationship that Baba and Amir have is the catalyst for Amir’s crime against his half-brother Hassan. Amir’s strained relationship with Baba and his need for Baba’s acceptance has blinded Amir so that he is unable to see that his actions towards Hassan in the alley were unacceptable. The responder is given as insight into Amir’s thoughts through the use of first person narration, before, during and after the rape. This allows the reader to observe how the strained relationship between Baba and Amir has affected the motivation of Amir to commit his sin. Throughout the early chapter of the book we learn that Amir has “always felt that Baba hatted [him] a little.” He has always longed for his father’s approval, acceptance and admiration, as he feels responsible for the death of his mother.
Lucas Harder In the novel Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini, betrayal leads to foregiveness which eventually becomes love. Betrayal, which can be considered a form of sin, is enduring and becomes cyclical in The Kite Runner. For almost all of the novel, Amir deals with his guilt by avoiding it. But by 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.
Please and thank you. "ROAD TO AMIR'S REDEMPTION In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles and guilt, some large and some small. Such as guilt over sneaking out, not doing homework, or telling your parents a little white lie. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves, in other words, we do something that makes up for the cause of guilt. Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner revolves around betrayal and redemption.
Due to his nagging guilt, Amir is not able to live a peaceful life. Amir’s feeling of guilt and his vital need for redemption are always a part of his life as he is growing up. In the book when Amir and Hassan were still kids Amir tries to get Hassan to throw pomegranate at him in order to finally feel like Hassan had hurt Amir as much as Amir felt her had hurt Hassan. Amir’s guilt takes him over and makes him commit the sin of having Hassan and his father, Ali, leave Baba’s house by making it looks like Hassan had stolen. As they grow old Amir leaves Afghanistan and returns to find Hassan’s son, Sohrab, and on the journey back to Afghanistan he beings to find redemption for his mistakes and guilt and finally he does for Sohrab what he was unable to do for Hassan.
One Decision that Changed Everything: The Guilt in Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner forgiveness is a necessary part of human existence, and redemption referring to forgiving oneself in order to move on. Amir, the son of a wealthy and well-known man in the northern area of Kabul, develops a genuine friendship with one of his servants named Hassan a Harzara. The novel opens with an older and wiser man named Amir struggling with the choices that he made as a young child which gave ultimate betrayal to the most loyal friend. The Kite Runner illustrates humanity's tendency, and even willingness, to dwell on past mistakes. Throughout the course of Amir's childhood, he made choices based on jealousy, fear, and guilt, and thus allowed his life to come immersed in regret and shame until he finally allowed himself redemption.
His life is a web of lies and deceit in some form or another and the reader is set up to view Amir negatively. 1. * Amir’s inability to accept accountability or own up to his ‘past’ reaffirms his weakness in character. * Spends most of his life escaping the sins of his past which leads him to shame himself and with hold secrets. * Ultimate sin was the betrayal of Hassan, letting him get raped, then displacing Ali and Hassan from their home with Baba.