Amir and Hassan cultures interfered with their friendship. Amir says, “I was Pashtuns and he was a Hazara, I was Sunni and he was Shi’a and nothing was ever going to change that” (Hosseini 25). Not lonely that they had different cultures they also had different personalities. Hassan was loyal and faithful to Amir no matter what was happening; however, Amir was not
Amir made Hassan do things Hassan didn’t actually feel like doing. Firing walnuts to the neighbour’s dog, for instance. Ali always got mad at Hassan when he caught them, but Hassan never told Ali that it was Amir’s idea. Amir also took advantage of Hassan’s illiteracy for his own pleasure. Amir used to read poems, riddles and stories to Hassan, but he sometimes changed the stories and Amir teased him with words Hassan didn’t know the meaning
Hassan would do anything for Amir, anything he asked Hassan to do Amir would do it. With this amount of power that Amir had over Hassan he was bound to abuse it. Hassan did not know how to read when he was younger, so Amir would read to him. Hassan would always ask Amir what certain words meant, and instead of telling him the truth Amir would lie and tell him the wrong definition of the word on purpose. Amir would do this so that Hassan wouldn’t ever learn the correct meaning of words and that would make Amir smarter than Hassan.
But it is clear, when Amir finally earns the redemption he seeks, every breath was worth it. Knowing Sohrab is safe and the fact he was able to finally able to repay Hassan’s loyalty shows that Amir can finally be at peace with himself. He can finally live with knowing he had finally found the redemption he was looking for his whole entire
Granted, Amir never admits openly to being at ease with his self loathing, yet being granted redemption, even after centuries have passed, would strip Amir of his essence. Hosseini made Amir personify the angst that comes with human life, he breathed life into everything that makes humans twist and turn at night, and stripped him of everything else. He is not happy, nor content, never thinking about anything other but himself, Amir might be fear
This shows how confident and selfless Amir had grown, especially considering the risk of going to Afghanistan at this tumultuous time. Amir saved Sohrab by bringing him home to the United States, and promised to take care of him the rest of his life. All of these events illustrate Amir’s growth and development. By the end of the novel, Amir is an admirable man who stands up for others, especially his family. Amir’s change of heart was very significant to the story in the book, the Kite Runner.
According to Amir in page 25: ‘’the curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either (…) because history isn’t easy to overcome. Neither is religion. In the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was a Sunni Muslim and he was a Shi’a, and nothing was ever to change that.
Amir is a conflicted character because of his clashes between his emotions and his rational. Amir is born and spends the majority of his childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. He lives only with his father, Baba, due to his mother’s death during his birth. Baba owns a successful business which is
When going to Kabul, Amir is being driven around by a man named Farid. At some point, the two of them stop at Farid’s brother, Wahid’s house to stay the night. When given dinner, Wahid’s children seem to be staring intently at Amir’s watch, but in reality they are looking at the food he is eating. In an attempt to subdue the antagonist, Amir said to himself, “I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: I planted a fistful of crumpled money under a mattress” (Hosseini 242). As a result, Amir’s character is slowly changing to be more thoughtful of
Hassan and Amir work through the themes of, families bring comfort and conflict, defining moments and finding my way, and man’s inhumanity to man. Hassan works through the themes of, families bring comfort and conflict, defining moments and finding my way, and man’s inhumanity to man. “ I forbid you to do this!” Baba bellowed. “Do you hear me ? I forbid you” (Hosseini 107)!