One secret that Baba has kept from Amir has defined his whole life, made him make decisions that maybe he would have not made if he knew everything. Not knowing that piece of information has shaped Amir into a person that neither he nor his dad are proud of. In the book we see how a lot of the Characters are at fault. How the bad choices of one can affect another and another. One of the main roles in the book is leadership. There is always people making decisions and a lot of people being affected by it. A thing that is really interesting is how Amir has always looked up to baba he always wanted to impress baba if it came to the kite fight or being interested in soccer. But baba never really payed attention to Amir he would not be interested in the things his son was interested in. But that is the same treatment that Amir showed to Hassan. Everyone in class would always speak so lowly of Amir about how bad of a friend he was to Hassan, how he should have told Amir something. Yeah a lot of things that Amir did to Hassan was not right but a lot of people didn’t see the things Amir has …show more content…
He wasn’t really leaving behind anything. It was easier for him to forget all the bad he did in Afghanistan. He was no longer the son of Baba or the friend of Hassan he was just a normal refuge. But for Baba it was a complete opposite. He was no longer one of the most important man in town. He was just a middle age gas station worker. For Amir it was all he ever wanted, to be was under the raider. Not baba though he wanted to be known by all and respected by all. So in the middle of the book we see a switch. We see how Amir Character developed how he go from a scared little boy to a young confident men. The one thing that really helped Amir be that way was him not having all the pressure his dad use to give him. America was a new life for Amir but a sad lonely ending for
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Despite not fully approving of Amir's chosen career path, Baba takes pride in his son's achievements. He proudly shares with General Taheri, "Amir is going to be a great writer. He has finished his first year of college and earned A's in all of his courses" (116). Baba's inclusion of his son's accomplishments to impress others showcases his kindness and unwavering support for Amir. Baba could have chosen to say nothing or compelled Amir to pursue a different path, but his actions exemplify his genuine care and his desire to uplift his
Amir stands up to their childhood bully, Assef, who is known as a leader of the Taliban, to help him repent his sins and save Sohrab for the sake of Hassan. Amir was scared and didn’t want to fight, but he knew there was no other choice. OR Amir, a boy who was once very timid, saves the day as he attacks one of his childhood enemies for the sake of his passed friend. Amir always avoided any sort of conflict as a child, but now that he has matured he fought his way through and confronted the issues in front of him. At the beginning of the book, Amir was nothing like Baba and that’s what made him such a disappointment to him.
Loyalty and support is all Ali and Hassan provided to Baba’s entire family from the beginning. Ali has done everything for Amir from making his breakfast to getting his clothes ready in the morning. In addition, Amir made the wrong decision as Hassan and Amir are basically brothers. Family or in this case family friends have to stick together, “Did you know Hassan and you were fed from the same beast? Did you know that, Amir agha?”
When Amir went back to Afghanistan because of Rahim Khan’s letter, he went to redeem himself for his past mistakes. He needed to get rid of the guilt that has been haunting him for years. "What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975 I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that, in some nook in the corner of my mind, I had been looking forward to this." (Hosseini 289).
Having gone through hardship and change, Baba and Amir moved to America to escape the dangers of their home in Afghanistan. Living in America impacted these characters in several ways that readers can see. Amir was impacted in a more positive way since his past is so far away, allowing him to bury his memories and make new ones that are much happier with Baba. Baba on the other hand is impacted negatively since he misses his home and old way of life. Moving away from home and leaving everything behind is a dramatic change for both characters but its effects on them are drastically different.
Amir risked his life for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, to repay the wrong he commits toward Hassan. The recurring theme of sacrifice for the ones you love is presented all throughout the novel through Hassan, Baba, and Amir. Hassan and Amir are divided by economic differences throughout their childhood.
(Pg.301) This quote suggest that Amir realizes that when Baba was hard on him it was because he wanted him to be a better man than Babe. In addition Baba felt like he needed Amir to be a good man and the only way was to be hard on him. Therefore without Baba and the way he was with Amir, He wouldn't have been the man he grew up to be.
An Analysis of Power in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner provides insight into how power affects people and what it can do to relationships. Humans, by nature, crave power and seek control over others. Power is addictive.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir struggles to cope with his inaction during Hassan’s rape. Overwhelmed with guilt, Amir devises a plan to get Hassan and Ali dismissed so they would no longer be a constant reminder of all the times Hassan had protected him and his failure to do the same. The guilt of betraying Hassan burdens him for years, and even after he and Baba move to America, he carries the weight of his actions with him. However, after he accepts Rahim Khan’s request to rescue Sohrab and bring him to safety, Amir strives to leave behind the selfishness and cowardice he had previously succumbed to. Amir progressively begins to forgive himself for his injustices towards Hassan as he recognizes his evolution from a coward
Baba forgave him, but Ali decided to leave anyhow. This act was cowardly of Amir. He decided that he wanted to get rid of Hassan instead of facing his problem and express his regret to Hassan. In 1981 Amir and Baba fled from Afghanistan and went living in the
Can Amir be good again… ? This is the exact question that has been continuously running through my mind with each turn of the page in The Kite Runner, though before hand, I found myself wondering what aspects, qualities, or characteristics have ever defined Amir as “good” in the first place? Furthermore, by the term, “good”, do our minds think of “good” as in only benefiting thyself, or benefiting those of the world around us? Before one can determine if Amir can be good again, these questions that linger in the depths of our mind must be brought to the surface of reality and acknowledged. As far as the reader knows, Hassan and Amir both started life at the same place, but when one analyzes the characters personal characteristics, they foil each other in such a way that Hassan seems to have a sole purpose of exposing the flaws of Amir throughout their childhood, leaving an everlasting impact on the reader's thoughts, in which it is hard for the reader to detect the good in Amir when there seems to be so much bad.
One of the most noticeable conflicts that emerges in the early chapters seem to be almost mundane, but affects the overall characterization of both Amir and Baba. Amir is a young child, yearning for his father’s attention, his approval, his love. The conflict is one of both external and internal. It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation.