As a result, he stays away from Hassan and rejects to be with him. Hassan is always looking out for Amir and asks if there is something wrong with him. Because of his feelings of guilt, Amir can’t stand being with Hassan anymore and he needs to escape. To get rid of Hassan, Amir first asks his father for new servants. His father denies him and gets angry about it.
Hassan the loyal Hazara servant of the house, who lives with his father Ali in a mud house built by Amir’s father Baba in his two story building house in Wazir Akbar Khan. Amir is a self-defend less boy, who has always got bullied by other kids of the neighborhood. The relationship between Amir and Hassan grows; however it’s more like a servant and a boss relationship until Hassan is being bullied by the kids of the neighborhood. He gets raped for defending his boss which in result, the relationship of the two comes to an end. Hassan has always been a royal servant and a true friend who has always helped and safe guarded Amir in different situations.
Sam Stearns Summer Reading Assignment Chapter One of How To Read Literature Like a Professor all about a little boy named amir he is the son of baba, this took place in the winter time in Afghanistan . Amir was joining a kite runner tournament with his friend Hassan. Before this tournament meant Amir and Hassan were on the street and these men come over and take and rape him and Amir just sat here and watched and didn't know what to do and Amir feels regret for that and so know he think he need to make his father proud of him. This tournament was going to be one of the biggest tournaments held in 25 years. Amir every time he was in a tournament he always wanted to will to make his father proud.
He feels guilty because he watched his friend get raped and he was too cowardly to intervene. A comparison I made to this was from the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. The narrator in that novel is going through a struggle as well. His internal conflict is whether or not he should help his father or if it should be “every man for his self”. In Night Elie Wiesel and his father are in a concentration camp.
Like father like son, Baba also falls on the same track of sin towards Ali, whom he sees as his brother. Baba has been hiding the truth from Ali, Amir and Hassan, that Hassan is in fact Amir’s half brother. Once again this ties social class with
Through illustration, atmosphere and irony, the author shifts from Dimmesdale’s declining health and internal pain to Dimmesdale’s confession of being the other adulterer, Hester’s lover and Pearl’s father. Arthur Dimmesdale, a Reverend, got tortured by Hester’s silence and by Hester’s husband. He tortured himself for being incapable of confessing this secret. He beat himself with a bloody whip as a self- punishment and kept beating himself all night while his mind was being plagued by scary visions. Dimmesdale’s mental balance suffered in a big way.
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
It is because of this that he betrays Hassan, and says, “He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (p. 77). Later in life, he regrets this, realizing that love is more important than anything else. Amir gets a chance for redemption when he finds out Hassan has a son, Sohrab. So Amir rescues Sohrab from Assef, adopts him, and takes him back to America. In America, they attend an Afghan party, where a kite fighting competition takes place.
This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.
He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings. Amir spends most of his childhood trying to please his father which is one of the reasons he did not help Hassan when he was getting raped after winning the kite flying competition. Amir was too concerned with making sure his father was proud of him. But Baba redeems himself by making a new life for him and Amir in America. He is proud of his son after he graduates from college and gives all the money he had for Amir’s wedding with Soraya.