Amir is the villain of The Kite Runner because he is greedy for Baba’s love, this leads to his disloyalty to Hassan and demonstrates his cowards because of his feelings of his guilt. Amir, although living a luxurious life feels something is missing, and it’s his father’s approval, he would do anything for it. After winning the kite tournament went to search for Hassan to see him surrounded by Assef and his two friends but, “Behind him, sitting on piles, of scraps and rubble, was the blue kite. [His] key to Baba’s heart” (71). All he cared about was the kite he cut in the tournament, he even sacrificed his best friend just for his father’s love. Not only does he not help Hassan, but also has these thoughts afterward, Hassan put his life on the line and Amir starts to think, “Nothing was …show more content…
At the two friend’s pomegranate tree, what was supposed to be a nice afternoon with each other turned into something messy as Amir started to throw pomegranates at him, “I don't know how many times I hit him. All I know is that, when I finally stopped, exhausted and panting. Hassan was smeared in red like he’d been shot by a firing squad. I fell to my knees, tired, spent, frustrated” (92-93). Amir thinks if he can get Hassan to hit him back, it would stop the guilt, Hassan who is so loyal wouldn't hurt him. Amir finally did the worst possible thing to Hassan and his father Ali, trying to get them fired Amir, “lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghan bills under it” (104). He betrayed Hassan and Ali, the two people who cared about him the most, and the two people he himself cared about the most. Amir is a coward and even though one would feel bad for him, he did things that couldn't be forgiven. Although he just wants his father’s love which readers can understand, it gave him no right to do any of these things to Hassan and
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“Hassan never wanted to, but if [Amir] asked, really asked, Hassan wouldn’t deny [Amir].” (Hosseini 4). Even when Hassan knew that it was wrong to do something bad, Hassan would still do it for Amir. Amir's decision to abandon Hassan on his own was his most terrible act. The biggest betrayal Amir has committed during this part of the story is this one.
You bring me shame.” Amir was never really that close with his father, not up until a few months ago. He finally had the relationship he had always wanted with his father, until that one question ruined it. His father thought of Ali and Hassan like family, so Amir figured the only way to get rid of them was to mess up, just as he did. He did the only thing he thought to do at this point, frame Hassan.
Baba’s fluctuating relationship with his son is a key moment in The Kite Runner. Baba is portrayed as a very powerful, masculine, figure whereas Amir is depicted as being weaker and less masculine. Amir’s winning of the kite tournament resulted in a drastic change in his father-son relationship. “A hundred kites… and the only one still flying at the end of the day was Amir’s. He has the last kite at home, a beautiful blue kite”
No person likes to be found in a complication. Unsure of what to do and blinded by the truth that the problem ever occurred people turn away. They do not want to accept what is true or real. Submission from guilt read in The Kite Runner does not only hurt the victim, it also hurts the witness.
While being beaten up by Assef, Amir feels at peace. He feels this ways because he feels that as he is taking the hits from Assef, it shows that he would do anything for Hassan. He is redeeming himself in a way that he is standing up not only for Hassan but also for Sohrab. Amir also stands up for his family, redeeming himself. " Hassan is dead now.
This leads to him avoiding any contact with Hassan. One sunny day though, Hassan comes to Amir, asking him to travel and buy bread with him. Amir response is conflicting: “‘I want you to stop harassing me. I want you to go away,’ I snapped. I wished he would give it right back to me, break the door open and tell me off -it would have made things easier, better,” (88).
Everyone has heard the saying “nobody is perfect” and it is true we are all humans, we all make mistakes sometimes, but to what extent does someone stop forgiving when they have endured all the hardship a person gives them after they have been forgiven several times. There is a certain point in life when some people do not deserve to be forgiven because every time that person is forgiven, that person takes advantage it because that person knows they will be forgiven. There is one very prominent character in a story who fits the reason of why some people do not deserve forgiveness, especially when they've been given multiple chances to do the right thing. That person is Amir from the book the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
He can not bear the scrutiny so he humiliates hassan in public by not defending him or protecting him and he humiliates him when they 2 are alone by telling petty lies to him. But the ironic thing is that the very shame he tries to avoid, becomes a worse self loathing shame latter from all his guilt. However, eventually Amir finds himself in a situation where a sense of family, redemption and belonging comes over him and is able to push his instinctual self preservation tendencies away and pay his respects to Hassan by defending and protecting his child. Coincidentally, where Amir prefered to be accepted, Hassan was never given
The author puts a lot of moral ambitious character in the story the Kite Runner. Amir is an example of a moral ambitious character. He is evil in the beginning of the story, but as he matures and grows up as an adult. The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini, is a novel about a young boy named Amir and how he grows up in the Afghan war and how life was during the war. Amir's Moral Ambiguity is important to this story because he provides readers to like and hate him.
He also told him that Hassan and his wife were brutally murdered by the Taliban. He told him, "There is a way to be good again.". Amir subsequently decided to risk his life to rescue Hassan 's orphan son, Sohrab, and maybe then he can have an ease from the longtime guilt. Hassan in the novel is presented as a Christ figure.
In the story, Amir feels guilty for being a bystander of Hassan’s sexual assault. The guilt eats him alive, so he feels the need to be punished by Hassan or just in general for his cowardice. One day, when he and Hassan are hanging out under a pomegranate tree nearby, Amir “[hit’s] [Hassan] with [a] pomegranate, in the shoulder…” The juice from the pomegranate “splattered [Amir’s] face.” Amir shouts: "Hit me back… Hit me back, goddamn you!"
Since Amir left, Afghanistan has becomed unrecognizable, and it is not the same place as it was before he went to America. Farid’s comment condemns Amir and the fact that he has been living a life of privilege in America while the Afghanis have struggled to survive due to wars, violence and political issues. 2. Amir and Hassan’s friendship is full of complications. Fist, Amir envies Hassan because Baba often favors him and, therefore, Amir feels underapreciated by his father.