His life is a web of lies and deceit in some form or another and the reader is set up to view Amir negatively. 1. * Amir’s inability to accept accountability or own up to his ‘past’ reaffirms his weakness in character. * Spends most of his life escaping the sins of his past which leads him to shame himself and with hold secrets. * Ultimate sin was the betrayal of Hassan, letting him get raped, then displacing Ali and Hassan from their home with Baba.
The strained father son relationship that Baba and Amir have is the catalyst for Amir’s crime against his half-brother Hassan. Amir’s strained relationship with Baba and his need for Baba’s acceptance has blinded Amir so that he is unable to see that his actions towards Hassan in the alley were unacceptable. The responder is given as insight into Amir’s thoughts through the use of first person narration, before, during and after the rape. This allows the reader to observe how the strained relationship between Baba and Amir has affected the motivation of Amir to commit his sin. Throughout the early chapter of the book we learn that Amir has “always felt that Baba hatted [him] a little.” He has always longed for his father’s approval, acceptance and admiration, as he feels responsible for the death of his mother.
While the differences between John Proctor and Hester Prynne are countless, there are still several striking similarities between the two. One major similarity between the John and Hester is that they both committed adultery. They were lured in by temptation and committed a sin that was against the views of their societies. They both also had to except what they had done and take responsibility for their actions. Proctor tried to protect his wife from this and Hester tried to protect Dimsdale’s name; unfortunately they were both punished for it.
Hassan has taken the blame for Amir their hole chidhood whilst they shot nuts at the neighbors dog and here he takes the risk of being attacked by Assef in order to get to the fallen kite for Amir. His kindness only emphasises the horror of the scene because it contrasts completely with Amir's inability to step up and protect his friend. Amir only thinks of himself and his want to please his father whilst Hassan thinks only of Amir “for you a thousand times over.” Hosseini doesn't give a detailed description of this scene. Every time it has the potential to become graffic, Amir takes his mind off of the situation. Only about a page and a half reflects the duration and the word ‘rape’ is not used.
Neither does he know how to get rid of the guilt, until Rahim Khan gives him a way. Amir keeps blaming himself for his mother’s death and he thinks that Baba is mad at him for killing his wife. When Baba is dead, Amir finds out the truth about his father. Now Amir feels that he doesn’t only have his own sins to sort out, but also his father’s. When Amir doesn’t prevent Hassan from getting raped he begins to feel dirty.
One of the Puritan ladies in the crowd suggests that Hestor has “brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there no law for it? Truly there is, both in scripture and statute book.” The Puritans wish further torture on Hestor, even though they themselves too have committed similar crimes. But in looking for a reason to bring more harm to Hestor, they break a commandment worse than Hestor’s; using the Lord’s name in vain. Just for their own satisfaction they look to manipulate the writings of their
Knowingly he didn’t escape. One explainable reason Peyton Farquhar should have been hung was because he tried to attempt an act of terrorism, and communism against a country. Another reason was that he should have been hung is that he knew what he was doing, and he did wrong, and he knew he was a disarray (unit 5, page 63) about it. You notice it because right when he dies, he thinks he escaped. He thinks he gets to see his family again, and that’s a sign of guilt, and betrayal to his loved ones, and for the people that have been there for him.
The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter share many themes that are still present in today’s society, such as the use of public humiliation as a punishment. Because of their sins, both John Proctor and Hester Prynne were alienated and punished by their peers and town leaders. The public humiliation that they faced helped shape the characters in the eyes of the reader and affected the way that they behaved and acted. The most obvious theme contained in both texts is sin. In The Scarlet Letter, the sin that has been committed is adultery where Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale conceive an illegitimate child, a daughter named Pearl.
When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person. He does not like any one do something bad and especially that is stealing. When baba says “I forgive you”, it makes Amir feel jealous to them. In the beginning of the novel, when Amir asks his father about which sin with baba is the biggest and baba answer that is stealing. This is the reason that makes him get shock.
Finally, he lies to Alex, copes, social worker, Dean, and Aunty Jean. “Dad is sick” Martyn says to his Aunt. He doesn’t want anyone to know that he killed his father so he covers it up with lies. He confirms that he lied because he was scared. He also said “it’s only wrong if you get caught.