Amir’s mother died in childbirth and at times, Amir feels like Baba resents him for taking the life of his beautiful wife. Throughout the novel, Amir continues to resent himself for not living up to his father’s reputation as a great man. Amir often backs down from confrontations, something Baba would never do. When Hassan is being raped for Amir’s kite, Amir watches only for a moment before running away. Baba on the
I can never escape our past in the novel the kite runner, the narrator Amir is forced to face his” past of betrayal”. When Amir was a child, he has conflicted feelings about his father, Baba, and his playmate, Hassan. Often, Amir is jealous of the way Baba treats Hassan. Amir struggles between the logical and emotional sides of his being. His obsession and guilty conscience, along with his adult life looking back on childhood events.
Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time. Chris saw his father as a liar and a hypocrite and he was never able to forgive his father. A recurrent theme in Chris' journal was a search for "truth", and he linked that search to the lack of truth he perceived in his family life. After graduating from college Chris felt the need to flee from his family and their expectations in order to seek the truth that he felt he had never experienced. To say that I grew up in a broken home growing up would be a gross misstatement.
Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
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
Sonny’s Blues This story is about regret and heartache between to brothers. This story is meant to tell the story of a younger brother and his struggles with life and how decisions he made affected those around him. The problem I found with the story is that it never really explained exactly what took place in his life to drive him to where he was in his adult life. The story talked a little about the relationship that he had with his father and the hardships he endured because he wanted Sonny to be a better person. It talked about his mother and her protective ways.
Throughout The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini , Amir is tortured by guilt. He constantly thinks about his actions and is bothered by them, but doesn’t seem to know how to resolve the situation, until Rahim Khan gives him a way. The theme guilt to redemption functions throughout The Kite Runner in a few ways including someone problem becoming another persons obstacle, showing the path guilt leads one throughout one’s life, and opportunity to not feel guilt and to help someone. It was years before Amir learned the truth from Rahim Khan. After the death of Ali, Hassan and Baba, Amir was alone and left to not only sort out his own sins but also those of his father.
This life-altering episode aggravated his mental disorder and left him, “unable to whistle or sing with his former innocence and delight in life”. However, even in the depths of his distress, his morals, ethics and beliefs sustained a vital element of his emotional universe, providing Romulus with comfort in his despair. Consequently, unlike Christine, Romulus was distinguished as a victim of a severe sickness and he therefore was given unconditional support by his neighbours. It is evident that the outcomes of the many afflictions illustrated in “Romulus, my father” were not always positive. Raimond’s memoir graphically displays the devastation which the hardships wrought upon his father, such as his description of the miserably diminished Romulus in his bed in the psychiatric hospital.
Why don't you go read one of those books of yours?” (pg. 5) – and the reader is now positioned to pity Amir, seeing him as the overly-pampered child bombarded with material possessions by his father to compensate for lack of attention. Thus, a more vulnerable side of Amir is revealed, one which yearns for his father's affection but rarely receives it. As the tale progresses, we see that the child Amir both reveres and fears Baba, even resents him: “With me as the glaring exception, my father moulded the world around him to his liking. The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white.
Through out the novel Amir failed to stand up for himself, and Hassan, who later we discovered was his half brother. Others had to stand up for Amir, because he failed to do so. These reasons always made Baba question his son’s manliness. Because of his lack of confidence ¾better yet “manliness” Amir