Amir committed the deadly sin of being envious towards Hassan being in Amir’s life and his value towards Baba, which left him in guilt for witnessing Hassan’s struggle growing up. This all left him in unhappiness throughout his adulthood and married life as he was never able to forgive himself unless he had strived for Hassan’s forgiveness. This is what led into Sohrab’s value in Amir’s life. Therefore, throughout one’s life of sinful deeds, and wrong doings, one cannot forgive themselves unless they seek for others forgiveness and
Amir is the character that is extremely similar to his father Buba, because they both have committed sins in their past. Amir by, watching Hassan his own half-brother get raped or Buba, having sex with his servant’s wife. In the beginning of the book Amir is a person who won’t stand up for himself let alone for any of his friends. Amir is a very selfish and un-loyal person to Hassan, whereas Hassan is a very loyal and selfless person. Although it all changes when Amir and Buba moves to America some of sins from the past still continue to haunt the future.
In each case, both characters experience guilt due to a past breaking of faith and both hope to reconcile these acts with themselves and with others. Perhaps a direct result of Amir’s role as the narrator, the most significant act of betrayal in The Kite Runner is Amir’s betrayal of Hassan. Amir failed to stand up for his best friend and half brother Hassan, because he feared Assef, and he feared for his own fate. He did not want to risk the chance for him to be a victim of sodomy as well. “I opened my mouth, almost said something.
Making big mistakes in his childhood, Amir has lived his own life with regret and the shame of the past, but tried to avoid it, as he made a commence in the beginning, " I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of unatoned sins." (1). Recalling of his past, Amir blamed himself as a coward, who had betrayed his childhood friend, Hassan. By taking the excuse what the most important thing to him is Baba's love, Amir consoled himself that Hassan was just a price which he needed to pay for it, because "Nothing was free in this world"
Night: Passage Analysis Troubling thoughts consumed young Elie because he saw the ways in which father-son relationships are torn asunder by the camps. He watches as sons deny—or at least consider denying—care to their fathers, putting their own interests before their loved ones. Elie struggles with the same conflict when his father becomes ill, and when his father finally dies, Elie is profoundly sad though also proud that he never wholly compromised his own beliefs about family. The reason that Elie finds the deterioration of father-son relationships so painful is that the maintenance of this relationship seems to be the last barrier between a world that is semi-normal and one that has completely been turned upside down. Elie must continue
Roy, like Dwight, influences Toby’s relationship with his mother and forces Toby to withhold the truth from her. Toby goes on to resent this control and deception and rebel against it. Toby’s skewed perception of masculinity is similarly impacted by his father’s ‘desertion’. Whilst Wolff’s discussion of his father’s neglect is minimal, a deeper impact and lesson of real value becomes evident in Wolff’s snapshot of himself as a father. It is, in part, because of his father’s ‘inconstant parent(ing)’ that Wolff feels such a
Kite Runner Questions 1) On page 316, Rahim Khan sends a letter to Amir that says the following: “that, I believe is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good”. This is very true for both Amir and Baba. They both committed very selfish acts and needed to redeem themselves. Baba was always trying to redeem himself by always giving money to people on the streets, treating Hassan as his son and not a “Hazara” and building the orphanage. Baba stated, “I wish Hassan had been with us today” showing how he really cared about both Hassan and Amir.
Darl is also brings humiliation for Anse because other townsfolk are always talking about Darl and how strange he is. His parents aren’t the only ones who have a troubled relationship with Darl. Jewel absolutely hates his brother Darl. Darl frequently torments his younger brother giving reason for Jewel to shun Darl. Dewey Dell hates Darl because she can’t keep any secrets from him, because he can look at her and know what she’s hiding.
Lester’s new behaviour and attitude towards the Behrani family is unforeseen, as at first he seemed like a very caring person who wanted to help as much as he could, but as his hatred towards the family increases, his change in morality does too. It seems as if all the things that he once cherished, have vanished because of his overwhelming and negative emotion. Additionally, Lester’s behaviour only gets worse when he thinks about killing the Behrani family. While keeping the family hostage Lester, “waved his gun in their direction and told them to keep quiet”(263).At this point in the novel Lester is a completely different man, instead of trying to protect others, he feels the need to destroy them. This all originated from his hatred toward the family giving a hard time to Kathy.
Amir’s relationship to his mother, father and half brother, Hassan, are guilt ridden and strained. Finally, Amir addresses this guilt and proves his remorse through selfless acts. It is through selfless acts that his sins of the past are settled and he is able to become a man and form a complete sense of self. Amir’s sense of guilt stems from the very moment he was born. Amir’s mother died in childbirth and at times, Amir feels like Baba resents him for taking the life of his beautiful wife.