The novel I have studied is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The reoccurring theme running throughout this novel is the theme of atonement. “The Kite Runner” suggests that individuals can atone for the bad things they have done in their past. Hosseini suggests that atonement is possible if the person who seeks redemption first admits their guilt. He explores the ideas of guilt and atonement through Amir, the novel protagonist and to a lesser extent through Baba, his father, and a wealthy Afghan man.
His mothers parental monitoring was too much, she never let Ed do anything and always kept him hidden. The influence of his brother putting down there mother, who Ed worshipped was another factor in his downfall. Skinner’s Theory of Behavior: Gein never received any positive reinforcement Antisocial personality disorder (APD): This is a disorder Ed had because he failed to conform to the norms of society. Holmes and De Burger (1998): Have a theory that serial killers fall into 4 groups; Eddie falls into the hedonistic type because he strived for pleasure in playing with the bodies of his victims. Coercion Developmental Theory: Gerald Patterson (1982, 1986) states that parenting monitoring can cause early onset delinquency.
Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ is a text that revolves around betrayal and redemption. Redemption is the act of saving or being saved from sin, error, guilt or evil, which the main protagonist Amir seems to be in need of the most. Amir lives most of his life with guilt which stems from an incident that occurred in which he witnesses his friend and servant, Hassan, being raped but does not make an effort to help or comfort him. As Amir does not make an effort to redeem himself for not helping Hassan at the beginning, this guilt builds up inside of him. Amir’s fathers words still echo through his head “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” – page 29.
Nonetheless, following the rape scene later on, Amir wants Hassan to accuse him of betrayal. Not surprisingly, Hassan remains loyal and silent, bearing the burden of his rape on his own. Out of guilt and frustration Amir hits Hassan with pomegranates several times, hoping that he would hit him back – he doesn’t. Where once the pomegranate tree was the site of their brotherly love, at this stage in the novel it is now filled with Amir’s bitterness, guilt and anger. Furthermore, Amir returns to Kabul and visits the tree when he is an adult.
Karl was not only insincere while asking forgiveness but also after the horrible incident with the family. He realized he was wrong but yet continued to serve as a Nazi. He acted upon his own free will when he could have stepped down. Karl made his choice and chose to stay which showed his insincerity towards the family. When children asks forgiveness and says sorry, a parent says do not say sorry but do better next time and that will
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.
Not only did Okonkwo’s outbursts lead to his alienation from his family, but also from his community. As mentioned earlier, Okonkwo beat one of his wives during the week of peace. That is highly forbidden and he faced major consequences. The priest demands that Okonkwo make a sacrifice for his sin. The priest demands that a goat and a hen be sacrificed, and that he also pay a fine of one length of cloth and one hundred cowries (shells used as currency).
I would say his father – he didn’t give him any attention when he came home from school and had being bullied, he doesn’t ask how it goes in school. Inside he was hurt, he was holding it all back and suddenly he exploded. He got this idea that he would shot at the school and then his friends said that he was a pussy and wouldn’t do it – and that was the final push – he couldn’t stand it anymore, it became too much. “Warning” is the headline because this story about Andy Williams is a warning to all those who bullies young student, because sometime it can become too