Amir’s particular body language shows that he wants this deed to be seen by no one. Thus, glancing towards either direction to make sure that ‘the coast is clear’. He deprives Hassan and Ali from the house they have served faithfully for a long time, thereby stealing the truth from Hassan and depriving them of a home they knew well. Amir is driven by both the greed for his father’s attention and the guilt of being helpless when Hassan was raped. The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend.
Amir was his best friend and his half-brother. Hassan was raped and Amir just watched and then walked away. Amir didn’t want to help Hassan or stop the people when he was in the alley. Amir didn’t help when he got raped because Amir wanted the blue kite to gain his favor with his father. Amir wanted him to be raped also to make Hassan to be weak to Baba.
The first character foil they have is their personalities, Amir and Hassan have very distinct personalities and they show especially early in the book. Amir is not brave and Hassan seems to be, in the book when Hassan was getting raped by Assef Amir just stood there and watched. He didn’t stop because he was too much of a coward. Amir could've stopped the tragedy that had happened to his friend but he did nothing. Hassan on the other hand was offered to be let free if he gave away the kite but refused and that shows his braveness and loyalty.
He lied to his father about the money that he found with Tom and gave to Judge Thatcher. He told his father that he did not have the money because his Pap wanted to take it and buy alcohol. “I hain’t got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he’ll tell you the same” (Twain 29). Huck faked his own death to get away from his father.
However, he put his foot down and let the suitors know that their recklessness is bad behavior. He also stood up for his mother Penelope to prevent her from marrying a suitor. Even though Telemakhos grew up without his father (Odysseus), he stuck up for his dad in front of the suiters for ruining the house, although growing up, his father was not there to teach him how to be a
“Montag only said, We never burned right… Hand it over, Guy, said Beatty with a fixed smile. And then he was a shrieking blaze” (Bradbury 113). Montag’s last encounter with Beatty pushed him over the edge by first threatening to find Faber and kill him, which made Montag turn off the safety switch (STEWE-2) After killing Beatty, the government labeled Montag a criminal. “He was three hundred yards downstream when the Hound reached the river” (Bradbury 133). Montag acts against his society by running away from the punishment they have decided to give him.
One example is when Amir tried to get Hassan out of the house. From Baba’s perspective stealing was and unforgivable sin, so Amir framed Hassan for stealing his birthday money. Everyone knew that Hassan never lied so when Baba asked him if he actually stole the money he said yes. He knew that if he said no they would believe him and Amir would get in trouble. One day Hassan told Amir, “For you a thousand times over” (Hosseini 153).
I’ve learned threw out the story many characters are put through this horrible emotion, but more than others. Guilt has an extreme power many people fail to realize; it has the ability to completely change a person and push them towards redemptions, as for the characters Amir, Baba, and Sohrab. One character that showed a significant role of guilt, was a well-respected gentleman named Baba. Baba had to live with the guilt of not only betraying his closest friend, lying to his legitimate son, hiding the truth from son, and committing what he believed what he believed was the only sin. He acted as if the guilt was nonexistent, instead he took it out on Amir by criticizing the way Amir acts.
When the opportunity to make up for his mistakes arises, Amir takes it and atones for his past, starting his journey from shame to redemption. Because Amir is neither all good nor all evil, he is a morally ambiguous character, which mirrors the differences of his life in Afghanistan and his life in America. Amir does many bad things in his lifetime, but especially as a young boy. Amir hiding while Hassan is being raped and failing to tell anyone is by far the worst thing he does as a child. While watching Hassan’s rape, Amir says, “I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan-the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past-and accept whatever would happen to me.
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence.Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense.In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe. After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful.
I think that almost everybody had a time that a friend was disloyal to him or her once or that you don’t want to be nice anymore because you always have a negative response when you try to reach out. One thing that Teixeira said in the first line was struck out to me. He was talking about how he doesn’t have patience for certain things, not because he is full of himself but because he doesn’t want to be bothered with people that doesn’t want his best interest in heart. From my own personal experience I would agree with him on this. I look back to freshman year in high school.