Mercedes is also, when talking to Edmond, talking about how fate has turned her old, and her lack of faith his why it did so. Edmond on the other hand held on to faith, and fate has rewarded him. Dumas shows the reader that fate is not possible to control. The Count of Monte Cristo obviously deals with Hatred the whole way through the novel. He is seen saying that he loves his neighbor as he is called to, but still hates certain people.
We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship. However the Harmonium is used to describe his father so therefore his family life whereas in Nettles it is reversed. The Nettles, that had caused pain for the boy, is actually describing soldiers and war therefore the underlying message is not about family but about war and the underlying message
Chris wanted to “wallow in unfiltered experience” and even adopted a new name: Alexander Supertramp or Alex. Alex wanted his “trip to be an odyssey in the fullest sense of the word, an epic journey that would change everything. After of years of goal after goal being pushed onto him by his parents and peers, he left Atlanta for a life away from the world of materials, security, and abstraction. Alex made sure to survive day to day on his way to Alaska. This along with other ideals such as not working unless needed, not staying in a hotel, and his movements to the West and North are what made the trip worth it to him.
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.
Digger makes him feel like its partly his fault because he gave them the idea of drilling the holes in the kayak. Forgiving JT and Digger would be the first step toward forgiving himself. Finally, Brady needs to forgive himself for not shouting a warning to the red kayak. Brady feels like its his fault that Ben died because he did not warn the kayak earlier that day. Forgiving himself for listening to his friends and not cautioning the kayak is the only way Brady will be able to move on with his life.
Throughout the course of Amir's childhood, he made choices based on jealousy, fear, and guilt, and thus allowed his life to come immersed in regret and shame until he finally allowed himself redemption. This is presented in the text through Amir discovering the process of redemption by facing the truth of being jealous of the relationship that his father has with Hassan, and by taking action to try and get rid of his guilt. Lastly through Amir realizing he needs to forgive himself in order to lose the guilt he has, and not just dwell on his past mistakes. The only way complete forgiveness can occur is when one forgives oneself. Feuerpfeil 2 As the title in the novel suggests, kite running is both a childhood tradition and symbol of Afghan society, the game symbolizes that to have dominance, one has to hurt people.
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. Rahim Khan, a friend of Baba, explains the positive value of the guilt that has haunted Amir for years by showing him that it can lead to true redemption. In the novel, by exploring the ideas of guilt and atonement through Amir, Hosseini is able to show the debilitating effects on his life. Amir is so haunted and traumatised by his past that he fears that he and Soraya are unable to conceive a child as he is being punished for his childhood sins. Even though Amir believes this, he finds it hard to confess his sins to Rahim Khan and his secret can be compared to Soraya’s openness.
To Amir’s surprise, Hassan says he did. “My heart sank and I almost blurted out the truth.” Amir realizes Hassan saw him in the ally getting rapped, and he also realized that Amir was setting him up now. Baba forgives Hassan, but Ali says they must leave. The act of being saved from this sin is huge because Amir thinks if he doesn’t see them anymore
Andy had heard his attackers shout: “That’s for you, Royal!” and then the sound of footsteps hurrying into the rain. His attackers had not known whether or not Andy was a good or bad person, all they knew was that he was a Royal. Andy doesn’t realise that the decision he made to join the Royals, was a mistake that would cost him his life. Andy had felt so proud of being a part of the Royals and he had felt that ‘there had been meaning to the title’. As he lay on the sidewalk bleeding, he collected his thoughts and the reader is able to follow him in his thoughts, and how he slowly realises that the gang was useless to him and that he just wanted to be himself, an individual.
However, at the very least, his actions can be easily explained by the suppressive 1950’s environment that he had lived in for so long, his “brush with death” on the airplane which made him driven to enjoy life, as well as his family’s own self-absorbed nature that left him feeling isolated. The story is based in the stereotypical American 1950’s suburban environment and, according to Nicholas Hun Brown of the Toronto Star, is one of the first stories to illustrate the “alienating and conformity”-based culture in suburbs (Brown para.24). Francis Weed himself subconsciously finds the suburbs repressive to his personality. The first sign of how repressed he feels is when he recognizes the maid at the party. Despite its significance as a once-in-a-million meeting, he feels as though he cannot say anything, since; “The people in Farquarson’s Living room seem united in their tactic claim that there had been no past, no war—That there was no danger or trouble in the world.” (pg 76) This incident may have triggered Francis unconscious resistance against the narrow and irrelevant suburban society.