“Do you want me to run that kite for you?” Amir was doing anything for Sohrab, he cared so much for this little boy and he finally realized that he had to live for someone else. When Sohrab tried committing suicide, Amir said “Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness”. Sohrab wanted to die, and was not happy that Amir saved him, so he tried everything he could to show Amir would be an amazing father. 4) Amirs spirituality changes over the course of the novel. At the beginning, Baba dismisses religion out of Amir’s life.
The first thing that makes a good parent is not how you discipline your child or what classes they take, but it is to show that you care about them. Rex and Rose Mary do have interesting parenting methods, but like all loving parents, they treat their kids with love and care and not like nuisances. Rex has a very vivid imagination and before bed time, he shares some of it with his children who in turn look forward to his stories: “Tell us a story about yourself, Dad” we’d beg him”(Walls 24). Rex’s stories must be extravagant to have the children “beg” for him to tell them one, meaning that they enjoy his stories a lot. In other words, Rex cares about his kids and puts in effort to come up with these stories, just to make them happy.
His perpetual attempts to gain Baba’s approval throughout his childhood have not seemed to work but he believes that on this particular of kite running victory, the kite would redeem him from killing his mother. For example, “Maybe he’d call me Amir Jan like Rahim Khan did. And maybe, just maybe, I would finally be pardoned for killing my mother.” (30) Similar to Amir, Baba also succeeds in betraying his best friend. Ali is Baba’s Hazara household servant, long time
Baba’s biggest admirer is his own son, Amir has always looked up to Baba and wanted him to care about him and love him. Amir feels as though his own father doesn’t even love him because Amir’s mother died while giving birth to him. People in the town envy the plentiful life that Amir and his father have. They have a nice house, a Ford Mustang, an orphanage, and plenty of money. In the book The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses
The short marriage between Aron and Gemma in the woods represents a fairytale romance. We also see Josef’s love for Aron which Josef is unable to say. Josef ends up alone with his memories, many of them painful. There is also a strong sense of family love and connection, which is significant because of Gemma who had survived and was put in safer surroundings by Josef. The family is portrayed as a typical modern bickering group however their love is based on real respect and
Matt loves his little sister Kate; they used to be really close. They always play together and talk to each other when they were young. Matt wants to share the experiences that Kate has been through but Kate did not understand. Kate was escaping from the real world and she believed that Matt was having a terrible life. During the Simon’s (Matt and Marie’s son) birthday party, there were some conversations between Kate, Daniel and Kate, Marie; Marie told Kate to face the truth that Matt’s life was not a failure, and he love his son, his family and the farm.
Baba contributes to Amir’s state of mind and eventually their relationship went back to the way it was before Amir had won the tournament. Amir and Baba’s relationship changed after Amir wins the kite tournament. When Amir wins Baba is finally proud of him, which allows a friendship to grow between the two of them. Even though this happens, Amir is still unhappy. In order to make Baba proud of him, he had to witness
A World of Guilt: Amir’s Struggle to Become a Better Man In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir struggles to become a man. His idealization of manhood is largely derived from the influence of his father his primary role model, Baba. Baba is a strong, assertive and confidant man in Amir’s eyes and despite their differences, Amir strives to embody this type of masculinity. However, Amir only becomes a better man when he is broken down and beaten into a humble man. Amir’s relationship to his mother, father and half brother, Hassan, are guilt ridden and strained.
In his own way, Amir feels as if he can finally forgive himself for not standing up for his one true friend, Hassan, in his dire time of need when they were children. Amir rescues Sohrab, bringing the young boy home with him to Soraya, his wife, changing both Sohrab’s and Soraya’s lives as well as his own because he had finally placated his inner
However he redeems himself, after Rahim Khan declares that there is a way to be good again, by rescuing Sorab from his harmed homeland. Amir learns to make peace with his incident with Hassan and at the end of the novel is able to use one of Hassan’s most heart wrenching quotations, “for you a thousand times over”, to build a relationship with Hassan’s orphaned child. Thus Amir is displayed to have acquired a heroic nature. This is illustrated though Amir’s willingness to save Sorab, a boy he knew nothing about, yet cared so much for. Although Hassan is a silent hero throughout the novel, Amir matures and adapts to become the ultimate hero by rescuing Sorab and through those actions rescuing himself in the way that his fatal flaw is finally forgiven.