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.
MANLIER THAN THE OLD MAN AFTERALL In Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner,” Amir’s father, Baba, was a well respected, self-oriented man who never got to understand his 12 year old son Amir. This lead him to not being able to satisfy the needs of his son as a father should. This affected Amir’s character horribly. Amir began to stop believing in himself and started to make the wrong decisions, which made the rest of his adult life a living hell. Through out the novel Amir failed to stand up for himself, and Hassan, who later we discovered was his half brother.
In the novel, Amir admits that they “deceived [themselves] into thinking that a toy made of tissue paper, glue, and bamboo could somehow close the chasm between [them]” (87). Amir means that one little thing, especially a kite, couldn’t have brought the two of them closer forever. In order for their relationship to be truly fixed, Amir would have to do several things over the span of his life to impress Baba and gain his acceptance. This passage is significant because it shows that even Amir knew, deep down, that winning the tournament wouldn’t fix everything. By Amir knowing this, it comes to the realization that letting Hassan get raped was really for nothing.
Choices and Consequences Life comes with no instruction manual. One has the choice to either face their problems head on, or to run away from them, and then face the consequences of their choice. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, the main character, an Afghani male named Amir, shrouds his life with guilt and regret after a tragic event turned his life completely around. Amir witnessed his best friend, Hassan, get raped. Instead of stopping the rape, Amir simply turned his back on the incident, and tried to forget it even happened.
Injustice is basically when somebody has been wronged and when adding collector is when somebody has been wronged many times over their life. Society in my opinion cannot protect themselves against these types of people because we have no way of knowing who they are. For all we know our teachers or best friend could be just like Cho, but we will never know until they lash out. The only possible way would to mandate a law requiring everybody to never wrong anybody in the world, which as we all know could not be
“I ran because I was a coward. I was afraid of Assef and what he would do to me. I was afraid of getting hurt” (78) Although Amir is very young, he hasn’t developed the sense of judgment between fight or flight. Amir witnessed the rape of Hassan, and it will haunt him for a very long time. 9.
On the other hand, Sohrab gets attached to Amir as his own father. Friendship is not just a usual bond. A true friend is not just someone you know his or her name; a true friend is someone you put your trust on and you will protect him or her from any obstacles. During Amir and Hassan’s childhood, Hassan is very loyal to Amir and is a true friend for Amir. On the other hand, Amir is jealous to Hassan and is not willing to protect him when Hassan gets into trouble.
Here we saw Elie’s feelings towards his father really come through. He doesn’t want to find his father. This shocked me when I read it because he was so against this when he saw it happening to other father-son duos. He said he would never wish he didn’t have his dad because he was the only family left. It’s sad to think that his feelings changed when he was put in the exact situation.
Even though it’s not Ali’s fault, Amir finds it necessary to be disrespectful to Ali despite all the ways he has benefitted his life. The kind and caring Amir before the betrayal would never treat Ali like he is now, but the incident completely changed who he is as a person; for the
The parenting of Hassan by his Father Ali was strong and supportive which leads to Hassan being a strong willed man. Amir’s friendship with Hassan is the most important thing, to the point he makes a huge sacrifice to conserve their friendship. Hassan gets raped in order to allow Amir to show his prize to Baba and to make Amir happy. Hassan’s strong will and morals show a duty to serve his master traditionally and to reinforce his beliefs and how he was raised by his father, Hassan refuses to betray Amir no matter the situation. Even after Amir wouldn’t play with Hassan after being raped, he still thought highly of Amir.