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
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.
“Do you want me to run that kite for you?” Amir was doing anything for Sohrab, he cared so much for this little boy and he finally realized that he had to live for someone else. When Sohrab tried committing suicide, Amir said “Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness”. Sohrab wanted to die, and was not happy that Amir saved him, so he tried everything he could to show Amir would be an amazing father. 4) Amirs spirituality changes over the course of the novel. At the beginning, Baba dismisses religion out of Amir’s life.
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.
Making big mistakes in his childhood, Amir has lived his own life with regret and the shame of the past, but tried to avoid it, as he made a commence in the beginning, " I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned sins." (1). Recalling of his past, Amir blamed himself as a coward, who had betrayed his childhood friend, Hassan. By taking the excuse what the most important thing to him is Baba's love, Amir consoled himself that Hassan was just a price which he needed to pay for it, because "Nothing was free in this world"
Boor shows this when he writes, “So you figured it would be better if I just hated myself” (265). The only reason his parents told him the truth is Paul confronted them. While they admitted that he had a right to know, they justified their reason for not telling him earlier. Paul may have understood that his parents’ love led to their over protection but he probably distrusted his parents and their ability to tell him the whole truth. Paul’s parents’ choices changed the direction of his life.
Instead of repenting for his sins he escapes them. Plus he is worried about his daughter because he believes that they will have a horrible future because of him. (LINES 1318-1923) Also by acting in his weak behavior he is trying to avoid his fate again. He does this physically. Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done.
So I’d try to make |-“I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan, the way he’d| |up for it by giving him one of my old shirts or a broken toy. I |stood up for me all those times in the past, and accept whatever | |would tell my self that was amends enough for a harmless prank”. |would happen to me. Or I could run. In the end, I ran.” (Hosseini| |(Hosseini 30) |77) | |
He knew if Temas didn’t learn this, he would forever doubt himself. Another way that Medoto showed courageousness was when he proved how he felt to Temas, no matter how hard it was for him. “He smiled. It is no good to lie, I wanted you to fail, but when I saw you hesitate I could not bear it because I remembered my own hour of fear. It was then I threw the stone, not to shame you, but to save you from shame.” (369) He was brave enough to tell him, he himself was scared.
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.