Forgiveness is something that must come within a person; if one cannot forgive themselves for their wrong doings it is harder to accept what has been done for and to move on. This being, ‘The Kite Runner’, by Khaled Hussani shows a great amount of forgiveness. The main character in the book named Amir, shows a high emotion of jealousy for his brother Hassan throughout their childhood which leads him into guilt amongst himself. Amir was an insecure child which left him in the regret of witnessing Hassan through bad situations. This resulted in him not being able to defend Hassan through his struggles.
Was honor and certainty shown in The Kite Runner? Source: “Discuss the ideas developed by the text creator about the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty.” In the book “The Kite Runner “by Khaled Hosseini, the major theme in this book way the way in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty. It is evident in the story with Amir and his journey for redemptions for the sins of his past mistakes. Amir dishonored himself by not helping out his half-brother in his time of need. Amir is the character that is extremely similar to his father Buba, because they both have committed sins in their past.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Hosseini shows us through Amir that even in the face of overwhelming odds, the human spirit has a determination to embrace the things that make life worth living. As children, Amir and Hassan shared an incredible bond that made them feel as if they were brothers. However, Hassan's rape by Assef maimed their friendship as Amir did nothing but watch. The encounter carving a deep scar in their lives, nothing was the same between the two of them. For the rest of his life, Amir regretted his lack of action and blamed himself for what he did to Hassan.
During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
“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
Andy was hired by the victim’s father to process the case. It was a very hard one for Mr.Barber. It got to a point where he had to defend his own son. It had ruin Jacob’s reputation and tored the family apart. Andy loved his child and doubted he would kill anyone, but was afraid his father and grandfather’s killer instincts had been passed to him.
When Amir initially received this call by Rahim Khan, he is initially hesitant as this would mean he would be forced to revisit his memories from the pasts. However, he decides it is time to atone for his sins. He agrees to rescuing Hassan's son as a way to repair him, although this puts him in the centre of the Taliban, one of the most violent armies in the world. Furthermore, during his confrontation with Assef, when they fight Amir gets a feeling of freedom when he is repeatedly beaten as after all this time, he finally feels "punished" for his sins against Hassan. This is a pivotal moment in Amir's life as Assef has done Hassan would have never done to him.
Because Amir betrayed an innocent Hassan in his youth, he must save Sohrab to redeem himself. By ending the exploitation of Sohrab, the “lamb”, Amir attains redemption for his sin. As child, Amir betrayed his Hassan and Baba’s trust, out of fear, cowardice, and selfishness, which lead to those event haunting him into his adulthood. By retrieving the kite for Baba and rescuing Sohrab from his life in Afghanistan Amir redeems himself from his childhood decisions. Redemption is a key theme in the novel.
Amir would rather his father love him and be proud of him for one day than help his best friend from getting raped. Amir was selfish and unappreciative. After Hassan got raped, the relationship between him and Amir changed for the worst. Amir did another terrible thing by framming Hassan. This was the last time Amir saw Hassan because after Hassan and his father left, Amir and Baba moved to America.