The story ‘The Kite Runner’, written by Khaled Hosseini, takes place mainly during the war in Afghanistan. After the country became a republic instead of a monarchy, the former Soviet Union invaded the country. Many years later, the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement , seized power in Afghanistan. This was accompanied by intense violence and the consequences were immense. Not only was Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, almost entirely destroyed, but the cost to human life was also huge. The Kite Runner describes the life of Amir. Before the war, he lived in Kabul with his father Baba, their servant Ali and Ali’s son Hassan. Hassan and Ali are from a lower class than Amir and Baba, but Amir and Hassan are best friends regardless.
Courage is known as the ability to do something that frightens one; or strength in the face of pain or grief. In the Kite runner I find that Hassan has the most qualities of courage compared to Amir. Even though Amir does some courageous things later it is Hassan who shows courage throughout the whole book and ultimately in the end is how he dies. This paper will discuss the extent of Hassan’s courage that he has shown throughout his whole life and how loyal he is to Amir, and also Amir's courage and bravery which implements him to forget his past and continue living the future.
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
In the novel the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini he illustrates the sacrifice one gives for love. Over the course of the novel Amir, Hassan, and Baba all face dramatic events that shape them to the person they are. Each one of them sacrifice a piece of their own happiness for the one they love. Hassan is loyal to Amir even though in their childhood Amir was not a good friend. Baba sacrifices his life in Afghanistan for Amir to have an education in America.
People in our life can influence us in many ways. People like our family, friends or close relatives can influence us. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s character has been shaped and heavily influenced by Baba, for shaping him into the man he is, also Hassan for showing him that forgiving is important and Sohrab for helping him redeem himself.
Hassan never denied me anything.” (Hosseini, 4) This quote represents the strong friendship between Amir and Hassan. It also shows both their loyalty and dependence for each other. This quote also helps develop the theme of family and friendship. It is very obvious that Amir considers Hassan as his closest friend.
The author provides the reader with mixed feeling about Amir. In his childhood in Kabul Amir comes off as heartless person. He is this because he has done evil stuff in his life. In the beginning of the story something bad happens to Hassan, Amir says,¨In the end, I ran.
: I noticed that Amir is a new type of person during this fourth of the book. Amir has grown up to be a man with a family, and now has a care free and peaceful life. Since his life before was filled with many challenges and scary situations, he has became more mature rather than a little boy under the protection of his rich and succesful father. But his selfish attitude still lives in his heart, he thought about his own benefit more than others , even for Hassan, a faithful friend who would give his whole entire life for Amir. On page 221 his words shocked me:" Why me?
Through this relationship with my dad, I grew as a man and ultimately matured. However, for Amir, the main character, in Khaled Hosseini 's novel, The Kite Runner, has poor moral character and during his transition ultimately has several bad experiences which did take away his innocence. However, as time progresses through Amir 's life he is asked to fulfill a calling and make amends for his
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
Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini was able to provide various ways in which cruelty had been exposed to each character. Cruelty can cause betrayal which later on creates guilt for many and satisfaction for others. Assef, a perpetrator, proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood to adulthood. As well as Amir, a victim who had proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood but transformed into a loyal and compassionate person throughout adulthood.
In the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, a young, Afghan boy who learns about what it means to be redeemed through the experiences he encounters in his life. The idea of redemption becomes a lesson for Amir when he is a witness to the tragic sexual assault of his childhood friend, Hassan. As a bystander in the moment, Amir determines what is more important: saving the life of his friend or running away for the safety of himself. In the end, Amir decides to flee, resulting in Amir having to live with the guilt of leaving Hassan behind to be assaulted. Hosseini shows us how Amir constantly deals with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died.