Rahim Khan explained to Amir that Baba was Hassan’s father, which made Hassan Amir’s half-brother. “I have a wife in America, a home, a career, and a family. But how could I pack up and go back home when my actions may have cost Hassan a chance at those very same things.”(238). This quote was said by Amir when he realizes that he has to return to Kabul and save Sohrab to make up for taking Hassan’s chances of having a good life. Amir finally agrees to return to Kabul to save Sohrab.
But doing this clearly does nothing toward redeeming himself, and thus his guilt endures. That is why he still cringes every time Hassan's name is mentioned. This is exactly what happens from Amir to his servant Hassan. Amir’s jealousy of Hassan really was when he asked his father, “Baba, have you ever considered getting new servants?”. This continuation of deception from Amir
His father Baba thinks he is not tough enough; Amir allows Hassan to protect him when he is bullied. Amir worries that Baba does not like him because Amir's mother died giving birth to him. Amir also writes stories. His father is not very interested, but his friend Rahim Khan reads them and encourages him. Amir does not have the courage to talk to his dad or stand up for himself.
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.
“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.” Baba’s lack of affection contributes to Amir’s actions in the sense that Amir has no relationship with his father and therefore becomes jealous of Hassan and is unable to express any emotion to his father. This leads to an accumulation of untold feelings and hurt. Thus Amir is faced with adversity from an early age and shows his heroic nature by learning
Rhonda Sharp Jillian Daly English 50 6 December 2007 My Fathers Son Throughout the novel The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini, Hosseini explores the issues of atonement. Baba a wealthy man and his son Amir lived in a beautiful home in Afghanistan while their servants Ali and Hassan lived in a mud hut. Amir’s mother died giving birth to him and Hassans mother ran off with traveling singers and dancers. Baba and Ali had grown up together. Ali was like family although Ali was Baba’s servant.
The Kite Runner follows the lives of Amir and his father, along with their live-in servants Ali and his son Hassan. The movie starts with Amir as a published writer in America, who receives a telephone call from his motherland, his late father’s friend Rahim calls asking him to come back. Amir goes to hostile Afghanistan to help Rahim in his illness, but before we find out the true reason of his visit, Amir takes us 26 years back into his childhood in Afghanistan with his father and his only friend Hassan. Hassan, the servant’s son living in the adjunct house admires Amir, however, Amir looks at Hassan as his competition. Amir’s father, Baba admires Hassan for his courage to fight the other boys and stand up for himself, while Amir will never get into a fight.
Towards the end of the Kite Runner has a lot of of irony, The first example is in chapter seven in the Kite runner and how Amir watches Hassan get rapped he does nothing to help his friend out. HOW DOES AMIR'S "WATCHING" REVEAL IRONY? The second example is near the end of story, when Amir goes back to pakistan and talks to Rahim Khan, Rahim Khan tells Amir all the things his father did not. He finds out that Hassan is his half brother. When Amir was going back to Kabul, he finds Assef the man who rapped His Best friend, He's see Sorhab Hassan child getting rapped too.
There is less love in the family because there is no connection between them, no connection between father and son. Also in act one, Eric quite simply interrupts his father but his father retaliates with frustration and pride. “Yes, I know-but still-“……. “ just let me finish Eric, you’ve a lot to learn yet”. Because of Eric’s lack of manors, Mr. Birling uses his pride to belittle his son which is very upsetting for Eric and its not how a parent should treat their children.
He watched in fear as the neighborhood bully (who was demented) brutally raped his best-friend and servant, Hassan. He was haunted by the fact that he did nothing to help his friend, who has consistently stood up for him and helped him get out of trouble. To make matter even worse, he chose to get rid of Hassan (who he didn’t know was actually his half-brother) by planting his watch and money under Hassan’s mattress – all so that he wouldn’t be reminded of the instance and his lack of courage. This was a much worse sin than not doing anything to help his best-friend. This time, it was a transgression committed on purpose instead of just the lack of courage for the first time.