This clearly shows an example of how destructive shame can be on someone’s life. Some people can overcome shame and redeem them selves but to other people it can destroy their whole life. Another character form the book that experiences the tragedy of shame is Baba. Thru out the book it is revealed to us that Hassan is also Baba’s son. Baba feels ashamed of being Hassan’s father because he kept it a secret to everyone for all this time.
During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
The Importance of Forgiveness Sometimes, we do bad deeds to people in our life. We ask them to forgive us in order to make things better. Forgiveness is the act of compassionately releasing the desire to punish someone or yourself for an offense. In this novel, the author shows the nature of forgiveness as a theme. This theme is shown a lot through the main character, Hassan.
That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realise I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” As Amir retells the story of his life, he weighs each event against his sin, his betrayal of Hassan and his inability to overcome it. The reason Hosseini starts The Kite Runner off with a flashback to the day that it had all occurred, is so that the audience experiences the past's immense effect upon the present. Hosseini uses repetition throughout the novel The Kite Runner for emphasis.
When Amir decided to run away from Assef’s attack on Hassan, it meant that he chose to protect himself rather than help his friend. Amir’s betrayal leads to the key idea of the need for redemption. The author, Khaled Hosseni, shows the importance of redemption through the narrator, Amir, whose sins in the early stages of his life, resulted in a sense of guilt. By the end of Kite Runner, Amir has freed his conscience from a cycle of lies and is relieved when he finally saves Sohrab, son of Hassan. From the opening of the novel it is shown to the reader that there is a gradual character development of Amir.
Was honor and certainty shown in The Kite Runner? Source: “Discuss the ideas developed by the text creator about the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty.” In the book “The Kite Runner “by Khaled Hosseini, the major theme in this book way the way in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty. It is evident in the story with Amir and his journey for redemptions for the sins of his past mistakes. Amir dishonored himself by not helping out his half-brother in his time of need. Amir is the character that is extremely similar to his father Buba, because they both have committed sins in their past.
Hindley always treated Heathcliff very badly for a long time, and Heathcliff began to despise Hindley more and more. When Mr. Earnshaw dies Heathclff is still ridiculed by Hindley. Paul Cheetham states that “After Mr. Earnshaw’s death [Heathcliff] experiences at the hands of Hindley” (Cheetham). Hindley still treats Heathclff badly after Mr. Earnshaw’s death because he doesn’t want to forgive him for what he has done. Vereen M. Bell states, “Hindley cannot forgive Heathclff for unsurpuring the love of his father, so once he master of Wuthering Heights he sees that Heathcliff is methodically humiliated and degraded” (Bell).
Morrie deteaches himself so that he can accept these predicaments in his life and so that he will be able to embrace his deathe easier since he’s well aware that it’s approaching. A quote Morrie constantly refers is to “Love each other or die”. He stresses this quote and major theme in the novel because he feels that an abundance of love and compassion is the highest sense of fulfillment that one can experience; especially because Morrie had such a significant lack of both love and compassion throughout his childhood. Love is so crucial to Morrie as he is nearing his final days of life because he feels that without the care of those who love him, he would perish. Morrie is not afraid of dying, however
Amir was in the corner of the alley, not having enough courage to stand up for his friend that is soon brutally abused. From then on, he lived with his guilt for many years. His shame is complicated by his own realization that he partly doesn’t help his friend, precisely because he is jealous of him, as well as being a coward. Soon his own shame drives him nearly crazy and in desire to end his pain, he sets Hassan and his father up for a shame so great they have to leave the home, which will seemingly free Amir of his
My mind flashes back to the winter day six years ago. I see myself again suffering from my cowardice, peering down the alley, watching. Baba said it himself; if he hadn’t seen me pulled from my mother he would’ve never believed I was his son, something I myself have to question. My Baba is “Mr Hurricane”, Baba the honourable. Baba is a hero where as I Amir am a coward, a frail disappointment.