“That's just the way I'm bringing them up, Ben – rugged, well liked, all around.” Willy is loyal to Ben, he tries show off and show how well his little brother has gotten along. “I gave them hell, understand. But I've got a couple of fearless characters there.” Ben responds to his brother in a lack of interest. Ben is disloyal to his family,
Rough Draft Often in novels, some characters are viewed as the bad person. In “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Housinni, the author introduces Amir to the readers as the main character of the story and also as a selfish boy who depicts acts of betrayal throughout the story. From the audiences’ perspective, we can infer that Amir is a bad kid in the novel, but from the other character’s points of view in the story, they believe that Amir is the innocent charming young boy and his best friend/brother, Hassan, is known as the selfish bad kid. Hassan has always been a good friend to Amir; he is always taking his side, always sacrificing himself and most of all being there when Amir needs him. Amir obviously knows that Hassan will in fact do anything for him so he takes him for granted and eventually betrays the boy during the early years of their childhood.
Amir perceives Baba as perfect. Amir sees his father as a wealthy, and powerful man; everything anyone could aspire to be. In contrast Baba sees Amir as a weakling and a coward for the most part. He seems almost disgusted by Amir's weak stomach and cowardly tendencies. Baba loves Amir, but he finds his inability to relate to him a difficult hurdle to get over.
Amir and Hassan comparison From the beginning of the book, the differences between the main character, Amir and his friend Hassan are evident. Amir is a son of Baba, a wealthy man and is used to getting what he wants due to his upbringing. Throughout the book Amir is constantly trying to please his father and this plays a big part in his character development and his actions. On the contrary, Hassan is a very different person when compared to Amir. He is loyal, respectful and truly a good person.
Despite the fact that Rahim Kahn gave Amir a sense of morality throughout his life, Baba has a very significant and dominant impact on Amir. In a father-son relationship, every boy desires a fatherly figure. To a boy, a father is a very important role model. Baba doesn’t understand why Amir
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 – 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.
David’s father became angry with his son because he did not admit to helping Sophie, a deviation, escape. Because of this David’s father decides to hit him. At the end of page 52 David lies in bed after his whipping, wishing he could have kept Sophie’s secret. “‘I couldn’t help it, Sophie,’ I sobbed, ‘I couldn’t help it,’” The implication that the author makes is that David’s beating is even worse since he was standing up for his friend. Child abuse still takes place today.
Afghanistan is a coarse and dishonourable place to reside. Khaled Hosseini explains this in his novel The Kite Runner. Afghanistan’s degrading class system is horrific and inhumane. This inhumane, rigid system allows for ethnic discrimination, constant warfare and poverty. To begin, Afghanistan is divided into two main ethnic classes—the Pushtuns and the Hazaras.
This has been a topic that I’ve constantly wrestled with for a while. I have a lot of effeminate tendencies about myself. That’s something that I wasn’t able to admit to myself for a long time. I didn’t like the fact that people already associated effeminacy with homosexuality, and I didn’t want to be looked upon like a stereotype. I also think that the thing that made me hate my feminine characteristics were the fact that, it was those very qualities about myself, that subjected me to physical and verbal abused by the people I had to go to school with…everyday…since I was 6!