The Kite Runner – Psychological Approach Family as Matrix of Identity: Not a single event is the cause for a problem in growing up, but the emotional process, which a person or a frienship live trough. In “The Kite Runner” the important event for Amir’s emotional process is the rape of Hassan. Amir sees, that Assef and his friends want to take the kite away from Hassan, but he refuses, because he ran the kite for Amir and he wants to give it to him. As punishment, Assef rapes Hassan in front of the others. Amir follows the hole situation from his hiding place, but he is paralized and disabled to intefere, because he’s afraid of getting hurt by Assef.
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.
Later in the novel, Amir plants money and an expensive watch under Hassan’s mattress when he can no longer bear to be around Hassan due to his guilt of not helping him during the rape. Once again, Hassan displays his loyalty and devotion and takes blame for a crime he did not commit in order to save Amir from being seen as a liar. In Baba’s eyes, a liar is the most despicable thing a person can be. Baba goes
When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person. He does not like any one do something bad and especially that is stealing. When baba says “I forgive you”, it makes Amir feel jealous to them. In the beginning of the novel, when Amir asks his father about which sin with baba is the biggest and baba answer that is stealing. This is the reason that makes him get shock.
In “The Pie”, Soto uses religious allusions and tone to revive the theme of guilt, regret, and nervousness that he felt as a six-year-old boy stealing a pie. The author used tone to convey his feelings of guilt and remorse towards stealing the pie. “But boredom made me sin…I stood before a rack of pies, my sweet tooth gleaming and the juice of guilt wetting my underarms…I nearly wept trying to decide which to steal” (Soto 55). Soto’s exaggerated tone towards choosing which pie to steal and “the juice of guilt” wetting his underarms reveals his apprehensiveness. Since he was apprehensive, he knew exactly what he was doing, but he was using poor judgment.
She shuts the window and he plans his revenge. Absalom comes back with a hot colter and intends to use it on Alison; however, Nicholas intervenes and sticks out his ass and lets out a tremendous fart "with a noise as
Hassan has taken the blame for Amir their hole chidhood whilst they shot nuts at the neighbors dog and here he takes the risk of being attacked by Assef in order to get to the fallen kite for Amir. His kindness only emphasises the horror of the scene because it contrasts completely with Amir's inability to step up and protect his friend. Amir only thinks of himself and his want to please his father whilst Hassan thinks only of Amir “for you a thousand times over.” Hosseini doesn't give a detailed description of this scene. Every time it has the potential to become graffic, Amir takes his mind off of the situation. Only about a page and a half reflects the duration and the word ‘rape’ is not used.
She wants his book to stop the reoccurring cycle of men getting sent to war who are still innocent boys. She understands as a husband of a war veteran and as a mother of boys that war is a terrible part of society. The narrator even tells his sons in the novel not to get involved in “massacres” and that the hearing of massacres of people should never “fill them with satisfaction or glee” (24). Because the narrator has been through war and seen its atrocities, he does not want his sons ever to participate in the killing of people Using Mrs. O’Hare, the narrator’s sons and others;
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. This is just one of many events where Amir does not step up for Hassan but Hassan will do anything for Amir at the same time. His search for redemption also brings about some major events in the book such as his return to Kabul for Sohrab(Hassan’s son) and his confrontation with Assef(raped Hassan). Baba says that a boy who doesn’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything. As a boy, Amir fails to stand up for himself.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, and his struggle to move on from his past. He betrays his closest friend, and craves attention from a father that is not as honorable as he seems. In The Kite Runner, Hosseini suggests that memories often provide a foundation for one’s present day behavior. A clear demonstration of the crippling control that one’s past has is Khaled Hosseini’s use of the character, Amir. After betraying Hassan, and allowing the rape to take place, Amir is plagued by guilt.