He explores the ideas of guilt and atonement through Amir, the novel protagonist and to a lesser extent through Baba, his father, and a wealthy Afghan man. Rahim Khan, a friend of Baba, explains the positive value of the guilt that has haunted Amir for years by showing him that it can lead to true redemption. In the novel, by exploring the ideas of guilt and atonement through Amir, Hosseini is able to show the debilitating effects on his life. Amir is so haunted and traumatised by his past that he fears that he and Soraya are unable to conceive a child as he is being punished for his childhood sins. Even though Amir believes this, he finds it hard to confess his sins to Rahim Khan and his secret can be compared to Soraya’s openness.
He steals this natural right from his son by making him believe he had a different father his entire life. Another injustice carried out by a father happens with the unfair love Adam shows to Aron over Cal; somewhat similar to how Baba treats his boys. In order for children to feel safe and nurtured they must feel loved as well. Cal is always trying to impress his dad and make up for any mistakes he makes. He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army.
“Father Barry and Edie Doyle are crucial in the redemption of terry Malloy” ''On the Waterfront' is the story of Terry Malloy's journey to self respect. Do you agree?' Elia Kazan's film, 'On the Waterfront', is a story about the emotional and moral development of a man challenging his own circumstances to seek self respect. Terry Malloy's journey to obtain redemption from his past is driven by various self-morals and people around him, inspiring Terry to overcome the thought of being "deaf and dumb - don't rat", which is ever-present throughout the film. Through Terry's motivation of ridding his label of being a "bum", to Father Barry's search and fight for the truth at the docks, to Edie Doyle's love for Terry and his love for her, Terry gains a self-respect and a sense of freedom he has never know before.
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.
Amir has begun his journey to find Hassan’s son. He thinks rescuing Sohrab from Assef is not enough either. Only when Amir decides to take Sohrab to the United States and provide his nephew a chance at happiness. He said to sohrab ”for you, a thousand times over.” Amir demonstrate varying degrees of paternal love, providing physical and emotional support for Sohrab. And he take the necessary steps toward atonement and
Matt’s relationship with Tam Lin and El Patrón shows how father figures can have a heavy influence on a child’s action, resulting in an overall change in their future behaviors. The two men taking up fatherly roles in the novel illustrate their similar traits to Matt through their actions. Both men appear to care for Matt deeply, treating Matt as if he matters and is not simply a clone to be used. Similarly, they also give him a sense of strength, continuing to shape Matt’s young mind. Their care gave Matt a form of stability, forming his character and keeping him from becoming someone like Tom, a young man who has received no love and positive attention.
Although he does feel bad that he just abandoned him so close to the end of his father’s life, it didn’t stop him from doing it. “I went to look for him. But at the same moment this thought came into my mind: ‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself.’ Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever” (101). Here we saw Elie’s feelings towards his father really come through.
“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.
Possibly the biggest and only change we see in Ender is that he loses his fears and learns to be a leader and ultimately the noble hero of the story. The entire plot and characters from the movie where interesting. I particularly enjoyed seeing Ender’s journey from being a child to becoming a young man but neverc losing the core values he believed
The gratification he gains from seeing his son grow and flourish throughout the novel has to be one of the most fulfilling experiences a parent can have. The man also experiences a spiritual transformation as a result of his hardships. When a person experiences crisis in their lives they can turn to their spirituality. The father is a perfect example of this. He could easily become selfish and self centered given the circumstances, but he sticks with his ethics given the thinking that his reward will be greater in the longer