Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes, and thinks everything his son does is incorrect. Amir wants to be Baba’s favourite and for Baba to give him all of his attention, due to their expectations in one another. Baba is redeemed to his son after he wins and beats the record in the kite tournament. Amir risked his life by going back to Afghanistan. After leaving Afghanistan at the age of eighteen.
His life is a web of lies and deceit in some form or another and the reader is set up to view Amir negatively. 1. * Amir’s inability to accept accountability or own up to his ‘past’ reaffirms his weakness in character. * Spends most of his life escaping the sins of his past which leads him to shame himself and with hold secrets. * Ultimate sin was the betrayal of Hassan, letting him get raped, then displacing Ali and Hassan from their home with Baba.
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. How does Amir think he can redeem himself to Baba? Well the kite-tournaments are a huge event in their culture and Amir feels that winning it, along with bringing Baba the losing kite, would redeem himself for not living up to Baba’s expectations. Most of Amir’s search for redemption comes from the incident with Hassan in the alley way. Although Hassan stands up for Amir every chance he gets, Amir stands back and watches Hassan get raped when Hassan was on a mission to get the losing kite for Amir.
Betrayal and Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hussein, throughout the story there is so much betrayal and redemption that Baba and Amir live most of their lives in feeling guilty for their betrayal and try to redeem themselves. Even though father and son are so different but then yet they are so much alike. Baba’s and Amir’s actions remind me of a cliché that says “like father like son” or “the apple does not fell far from the three”. A twelve year old Afghan boy, Amir, seeking acceptance and approval from his father by entering a kite-fighting tournament along with his servant and friend, Hassan; and on that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tell us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to be good again..." (page 40).
The strained father son relationship that Baba and Amir have is the catalyst for Amir’s crime against his half-brother Hassan. Amir’s strained relationship with Baba and his need for Baba’s acceptance has blinded Amir so that he is unable to see that his actions towards Hassan in the alley were unacceptable. The responder is given as insight into Amir’s thoughts through the use of first person narration, before, during and after the rape. This allows the reader to observe how the strained relationship between Baba and Amir has affected the motivation of Amir to commit his sin. Throughout the early chapter of the book we learn that Amir has “always felt that Baba hatted [him] a little.” He has always longed for his father’s approval, acceptance and admiration, as he feels responsible for the death of his mother.
Stanley does finally express loyalty to his father when he tries to protect him by hiding the suicide note that Arthur had wrote confessing of his murder of Margaret. Family Loyalty isn’t strong in the Ellis family- Stanley had a difficult childhood and hates his mother for the way she treated him when he was younger. The Ellis family don’t have a very good relationship with each other, Loyalty
Sentence Outline Introduction and Thesis In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini presents the internal desire for redemption and forgiveness that Amir dedicates himself to getting. The need for redemption and forgiveness starts right at the beginning of the book when he is born and his mother dies, making Amir feel as if his father Baba holds him accountable. As the story progresses Amir witnesses a horrific event occur to his best friend Hassan that he could have prevented but chose not to due to his inability to deal with a foe. The ways Amir attains the forgiveness ad redemption from his family and peers throughout the book vary in ways due to the unique situations. In the end he finds that by attempting to make peace with his past and peers allows himself to regain peace with himself.
The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t” Amir’s actions show his gutless cowardice in the face of this moral challenge. Amir cannot accept Hassan as a true friend in front of his peers, and this is shamefully exposed as Hassan endures Assef’s inhumane cruelty Amir kite running for Sohrab: The conclusive scene in the text shows Amir assuming the role of servant, running a kite for Hassan’s orphaned son Sohrab: “Do you want me to run that kite for you?...For you, a thousand times over” It is only when Amir is a grown man that he is able to fully recognise the guilt he has harboured ever since he witnessed Hassan’s rape as a young boy. He finally takes responsibility for his actions and takes in Hassan’s son Sohrab in a bid to repent his past sins
Intro: In the novel, The Kite Runner, Amir is being labeled, “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.”Amir exemplifies this trait when he becomes a single man into a married man, who later starts a family, when he risks his life to save Sohrab from the Taliban, Kabul and Afghanistan, and when he stood up for Sohrab by fighting his childhood bully, Assef. In Amir’s case, the most important development of any individual is the self realization of a person wanting to be no longer a coward but a hero. Explain: Amir lived a life of regret, knowing he should have helped his friend Hassan during the winter of 1975. This was a moment in Hassan’s life when he needed Amir the most, but instead of helping Amir ran. This memory haunted Amir throughout his life but eventually was the motivation for Amir to finally make positive changes in his life.
But I hadn’t turned out like him. (3) | Heartbroken- He thinks his father hates him and it makes it hard for him to do anything because he always looks for his approval and he can’t stop what he things because he had no control over what happen to his mother. | I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite. Then I’d bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son was worthy.