Hassan is very loyal and will do anything for Amir. As a team, Amir and Hassan work well to win the kite fighting contest. After Amir beats the last kite of the contest, Hassan goes for the kite while saying “For you, a thousand times over!” (67). This occasion shows Hassan’s loyalty to Amir. But on the other hand, Amir does not do the same.
During the competition Amir Fly’s the kite whilst Hassan runs for it acting as his assistant. When they win Hassan celebrates by saying ‘You won Amir Agha!’ Amir tries to hide the obvious ‘master’ and ‘servant’ relationship by yelling ‘We won, we won.’ In doing this Hosseini attempts to create a mixture of emotion within the reader as they try to contemplate the reasons for Amir’s decisions during Hassan’s rape. Amir’s and Hassan’s friendship is a key issue in the kite runner and Hosseini uses it in chapter seven to illustrate to the reader that the decisions we make can drastically influence the people around us and the rest of our lives. Hosseini really focuses on how close the two boys are in order to strengthen the readers understanding
The day of the competition comes. The tournament lasts all day, and Amir is doing well. He can see Baba sitting on a rooftop, watching. Eventually all that remain are Amir’s kite and one other, a blue kite. They battle and Amir wins, sending the blue kite flying loose.
He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings. Amir spends most of his childhood trying to please his father which is one of the reasons he did not help Hassan when he was getting raped after winning the kite flying competition. Amir was too concerned with making sure his father was proud of him. But Baba redeems himself by making a new life for him and Amir in America. He is proud of his son after he graduates from college and gives all the money he had for Amir’s wedding with Soraya.
Chris had many problems growing up he thrived off of his peers laughter and enjoyment but his biggest priority was making his dad proud which caused him so much grief and psychological problems through his life. Christopher Crosby Farley Born February 15th 1964 was the middle child of 6. Chris’s siblings as well as Chris would always fight for their father’s acceptance whether it was in academics or athletics. Since Chris was the middle child he was never the favorite growing up, Chris always looked for attention every day on the bus he would sing specific songs based off of his comedic attitude that day. All Chris cared about was making people laugh that was his life’s motive.
Anton always won. Finally, he won the swim one day and had to save his brother from drowning. Vincent tired of his life and went into major training after a game of chicken where he bet Anton. He changed his lifestyle and built up his stamina and body. Afterwards, he left home.
Their father, Bully, pats them on the shoulder and laughs along with them, proud that one day, his sons will be just like him. William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies answers the question asked by many school officials and parents alike: When, if ever, does teasing and goading cross the line into bullying? Through the misfortunate adventures of Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and the other boys on the island, it is revealed that teasing and goading turns into bullying the moment the victim starts feeling powerless. According to Tara L. Kuther's article "Understanding Bullying", the bully and victim relationship blooms from an "imbalance of power" where the victim finds it hard to "defend him-or herself" (Understanding Bullying 51). Once the Victim feels belittled, the line separating teasing and bullying becomes crossed.
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
Despair for the Present; Hope for the Future The youth of today have lost themselves merely wondering through life without any purpose resulting in social chaos. They are not engaged in the ever-flowing “Stream of Life” for the reason that they are given no responsibility, sense of community and respect. Through critical analysis of various articles along with Pear Buck’s essay “My Neighbour’s Son,” the fallout becomes horribly evident. First, duty, responsibility and expectations have all significantly decreased in both children and parents. In Michael Ungar’s interview with Kenneth Whyte he states, “...kids...are being denied opportunities to experience rise and responsibility...young people...were showing up with...an incapacity to take on responsibility...what they didn’t have was an opportunity to sink their teeth into some adventure, to have some responsibility...or simply being excused of any responsibilities...They’re not developing a sense of personal responsibility...Work is related to status as an adult.” Also, Pearl Buck says in her essay, “And the young are right, they too, have their wisdom...our children have no connection with life...I would see to it that even first-graders known that they are citizens, and that, as citizens, they would have duties..receive neither pay nor reward...I would see to it...that he understands what makes men and women good citizens...make them realize it is their duty to cooperated with the police.” Youth that are never given opportunities to succeed, explore and grow are incapable of having a sense of responsibility.
Patten learned at school that ‘one and one made two’. This metaphor is referring to love and how one person and another come together to make two. But at home it was a completely different story; Patten had parents who fought and didn’t take much interest in him, Patten’s home life ‘stung more than any teachers cane’ which shows the extent of how painful love came across to him. In his home life he learned that ‘one and one stayed one and one’. His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress.