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.
Further, his rank in society corrupts his thoughts and he refuses to listen to others, even when he is at fault. Creon’s title as ruler undoubtedly has impacted his pride. Creon displays a contemptuous belief that his way is the only way. Teiresias the phrophet yet again forwarns Creon on his fateful mistake to punish Antigone. “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repaired the evil”(5.77).
Amir on the other hand would constantly take advantage of Hassan because Hassan was less developed than Amir. Hassan did not have a good vocabulary background and Amir would insult him with intelligent words and would fool Hassan telling him that the words he used were compliments. Amir saw Hassan as just another “illiterate Hazara” (37), who would be nothing more than a cook. Despite Amir’s behavior towards Hassan, Hassan would never let Baba know about Amir’s behavior because he knows how important Baba was for Amir and did not want Baba to be disappointed in him. Amir did not deserve any loyalty from Hassan because Amir would always be dishonest towards him through his actions.
Amir strives to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes because his mother died giving birth to him, and he feels responsible for that. To redeem himself to Baba, Amir thinks he must win the kite-tournament and bring Baba the losing kite: Hassan was able to lead a fulfilling life due to his great ability of forgiving others. Hassan has always forgiven Amir. This is shown when Amir quotes Hassan had forgiven Amir after so much time had passed by. Years later, Hassan had written a letter to Rahim Kahn.
I have one reason, and it probably won’t make sense to you. I watched Hassan get raped. It was after the kite fighting, December of 1975. Hassan ran to get my blue kite, my pride. It took him longer than usual, and I looked for him.
Furthermore, Joe likes revealing other people’s secrets and does not understand what privacy is. By neglecting Drew’s feelings, Joe exposes to Bill that Drew cheated on his exam to get his diploma (Brest). This shows that Joe is unsympathetic. Moreover, Joe is very selfish since he misused his powers and took an innocent life just so he could explore the human world. This shows that he is inconsiderate and selfish and does not care for others.
Instead of speaking up for Hassan, Amir gets angry with him and avoids him. Finally when he thought he couldn’t take the guilt anymore, he blames Hassan for stealing money from him and forces him out of baba’s house. Although he never sees Hassan again, he does not forget the terrible sins he committed. After years of holding the guilt of his doings, Amir sets out to seek for redemption. Amir goes back to where it all started, Kabul, to find Hassan’s son Sohrab.
“Do you hear me ? I forbid you” (Hosseini 107)! Ali and Baba are fighting over Hassan leaving. Ali just wants to protect Hassan because he has been through a great deal of pain. Baba is trying to fix this because he doesn’t want to tear apart his family.
It was at the moment Friar Lawrence had found out Friar John did not deliver the letter because he was not able to he realized he made a mistake trusting him and should have given him more time for a task like this. For us to know how Friar Lawrence felt about this news of the important letter he says“Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge. Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” In this quote it again demonstrates how Friar Lawrence is the one most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of how he thought his actions over without thinking about the main