As a child, Amir was constantly trying to impress his father, Baba, who looked up to Hassan more than he did Amir. This caused Amir to always be jealous of Hassan, and would constantly test Hassan's loyalty. This was one of the things that I hated about Amir. No matter how much Hassan did for him, he still tested him. Amir would rather his father love him and be proud of him for one day than help his best friend from getting raped.
He was also very jealous, which I strongly believe led to him not helping Hassan. As the story unfolded, I noticed that Babba was more interested in Hassan. Amir wanted to be in Hassan’s spot. Amir doesn’t realize the true meaning of life until later on in the story. From not helping Hassan the night of the rape, led to extreme guilt.
To Amir’s surprise, Hassan says he did. “My heart sank and I almost blurted out the truth.” Amir realizes Hassan saw him in the ally getting rapped, and he also realized that Amir was setting him up now. Baba forgives Hassan, but Ali says they must leave. The act of being saved from this sin is huge because Amir thinks if he doesn’t see them anymore
We also see a cowardice trait in Amir when he is confronted by Asif. When Asif questioned Amir to have an Hazara as a friend he maliciously and selfishly thought to himself “ But he’s not my friend! I almost blurted out. He’s my servant!” This shows the sense of superiority and ego Amir holds to Hassan and shows the conflict of the social classes again and how Amir struggles to display his relationship with Hassan in
Amir and his father are Sunni, while Hassan and his father are Shi'a. Religion was a very big topic at the time and Amir would be embarrassed to be seen with Hassan. There would be a lot of discrimination against physical features and religious beliefs. Hassan truly considered Amir one of his best friends and would do anything for him, while Amir's love for Hassan was mostly selfish. In one situation, a bully named Assef is about to violently attack Amir for socializing with a Shi'a, but Hassan stands up for Amir and threatens to shoot Assef in the eye with his slingshot.
And another thing he says is that he wants to be a “catcher in the Rye” to save the kids lives so that they won’t fall off the cliff. I don’t think Holden is as perfect as he wants to be I think he only judges people and calls them a phony, because he probably does things like they do that he hates doing himself. There’s parts in the book were Holden acts like a phony and sometimes is a hypocrite , he contradicts himself, for example when he tells he hates the movies but then again he also tells that he likes attending them with her sister and with his friends. I can’t say Holden is a phony because he judges people in his mind and he admits he’s a liar, his attitude is like many people. Yes Holden does criticize people a lot but he never tells them and he never hurt anyone.
In addition, Amir feels an enormous amount of responsibility for his mother's death – as if he not only caused it but, more sinisterly, was responsible for it. Worse (can it get much worse? ), Amir begins to believe his father also blames him for his mother's death. This is only one aspect of the incredibly fraught relationship between Amir and his father. Amir is also extremely jealous of his half-brother Hassan.
Amir and his father lived with their servants, Ali and his son, Hassan. Despite their social status, Ali was also a very good friend to Amir's father. Amir was jealous of Hassan because he had characteristics his father admired even though Hassan was a poor Shia. Throughout the novel, Hassan is soon attacked by Pashtun boys; wealthy, from the Sunni class. Amir was in the corner of the alley, not having enough courage to stand up for his friend that is soon brutally abused.
As mentioned above, Willy reflects Biffs’ failure in business as a reflection of his own dreams of succeeding although he only succeeded for a short while in his life. Also, the affair that Willy was in might have affected Biff and made him unable to keep a job. Willy has such insecurities with betrayal and himself that not only does he believe his family betrays him but also people on the outside too. His boss, for example, just because his boss fired him, Willy takes it as a form of betrayal even though he tells him, “there’s no room for betrayal in the business