And when it comes to Hassan, Amir doesn’t think of him as a friend either. When Assef questions Amir’s and Hassan’s friendship Amir admits that they aren’t friends. Afterwards he feels guilty and tries to convince himself that they really are friends and that he really treats Hassan like not only a friend, but a brother. Hassan undoubtedly considers Amir as a friend throughout the whole novel and shows unfailing loyalty that actually bothers Amir. Hassan’s loyalty is really brought out in the alley before Assef assaults him.
He has the same scar. It will make baba love him more. Besides it, in the family, Hassan is the servant he can get a lot of love from baba while Amir need to work hard but he still not get the love from baba. This reason makes him think Hassan is stealer who steals baba’s love. When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person.
Baba loves Amir, but he finds his inability to relate to him a difficult hurdle to get over. Baba was athletic as a young man, a competitor who was used to winning. He used what he knew and tried to relate to Amir through sports, but despite Amir's best attempts to feign interest Baba saw through his charade, which only discouraged him further. Amir made his own attempts to bridge the gap between them with his stories, but Baba simply dismissed them as being childish. Baba would not encourage Amir to pursue writing because he didn't see it as a masculine thing to do.
Family members are supposed to be nice to each other. They aren't supposed to bully or be mean to each other. Doodle's brother, from James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis," does not follow this family standard. A lot of readers say that he was a good brother but the truth is that he was not. He was arrogant and ungenerous to Doodle and only did things for himself.
This is where the audience finds out about Willy not only betraying Linda, but Biff as well, "You fake! You phony little fake!" (121). Biff's anger after seeing his father cheat made him lose all his hopes and dreams. Moreover, Willy tries not to blame himself for Biff's failure in life, "Don't blame everything on me!
No longer useful to the story, he is 'killed off' rather quickly after being effectively killed of as a living, breathing character. It should be his father's moral failures that 'humanize' him, but it seems in reality even more the fact that he now works in a gas station. Amir is such a mean character that he is almost glad that his father has fallen, never mind that the man is working himself to death to pay to educate Amir and give him an aristocratic wedding. It is obscene that Amir accepts the wedding, since he is, more than his father, an American now. He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money.
Since the day Amir is born, he feels that his father dislikes him. While his mother gave birth, Amir continually felt as though he had to fix the ruining of his father’s life of love with Sofia. After all, they did not have much similarity, leading to a problem; Amir really had nothing to do that could affect Baba since they have nothing similar. Baba was more energetic, confident, and big on taking risks whereas Amir is not. The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25).
What does he mean? Do you agree with him? He means that Amir is unique to other boys and never stands up for himself or fights back when he is getting bullied. Amir would rather read poetry than play soccer. I agree that Amir is different, but I also believe that his father shouldn’t treat him differently just because he doesn’t enjoy the things most boys his age enjoy.
Throughout the novel, Amir is almost always trying to redeem himself which makes up a major theme of the novel. Early on Amir feels the desire to redeem himself in his father’s eyes, but the failure to stand up for himself as a kid is what brings him to still feel the need for redemption as an adult. Amir feels that he has not lived up to the expectations that Baba would have for a child of his, considering Baba is such a strong and respectable person, opposed to Amir who can’t even stand up for himself. We see this feeling from Amir early in the book. Another reason Amir feels the need for redemption is that his mother died while giving birth to him, leaving Baba wifeless, and Amir can’t help but feel a little responsible for this happening.
Additionally, he needs to take the beating he should have taken in 1975 before he is able to feel “better”. As part of his redemption to Hassan, he adopts Sohrab as his child atoning both for his and his father’s mistakes and putting Hassan’s blood back to his rightful place in the family. Alternatively, Baba never truly atones, preferring to run away from his sins then to face them. Although it is suggested, that Baba building the orphanage is a symbolic representation of his attempt to repent for his sins, he never finishes this as he leaves, allowing his orphanage to be destroyed, and Afghanistan itself destroyed. Kite runner shows the equally damaging actions of both Amir and Baba, towards their loved ones and society.