In the beginning of the novel, Baba was seen as a hero and a courageous person because he was always helping others and lived by his own moral code, but once his secret was out and Amir realizes that Baba was filled with remorse, Amir saw him differently. To Amir, his childhood seemed like a lie but at the same time, made more sense. An example from the novel is in chapter 18, when Amir says; “How could I have been so blind? The signs had been there for me to see all along [...] I remembered the day we were planting tulips, when I had asked Baba if he’d ever consider getting new servants. Hassan’s not going anywhere, he’d barked.
People can relate to Amir’s character because many have gone through similar situations in which they had to overcome remorse for their actions. To learn this lesson, Amir had to first commit an act he would later come to regret, this act being one of betrayal against his best friend, Hassan. Not long after, he felt guilt and regret for his conduct and was unsure if he would ever be able to move past his feelings. However, towards the end of the novel, Amir found he had forgiven himself as time passed and was able to move on from the guilt that had confined him for so long. Through this tale of the journey to self-forgiveness, it is revealed the significance certain misdeeds can have on someone and their
In this novel, “The Kite Runner” written by Khaled Hosseini, portrayed the importance of the memories and the past, good or bad memories that people are reminded throughout their lives. The past is one of the crucial themes in the plot of The Kite Runner, as it is a main driving factor of the plot’s progression. The story begins with an understated quote from the main character, “Amir”. “I became what I am today at the age of 12, on a fridge overcast day in the winter of 1975”. (Hosseini 1).
Being that Hassan was loyal and wanted to keep his promise to Amir, he decided to pay the price which was rape. The saddest part was that Amir was there watching from a distance and was unwilling to help his best friend due to his lack of courage and inability to stand up for himself. Up until adulthood, Amir had to carry the baggage of betraying Hassan by not being there when he most needed him, this guilt tormented him to the point where he moved to America with his dad, Baba, as a way to escape his
“Please think, Amir jan. It was a shameful situation. People would talk. All that a man had back then, all that he was, was his honor, his name,...” (Hosseini 223). By Rahim Khan saying this, Amir now understands why Baba always tried to do good, because deep down inside he couldn’t bear to know what he’s done.
Amir is a conflicted character because of his clashes between his emotions and his rational. Amir is born and spends the majority of his childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. He lives only with his father, Baba, due to his mother’s death during his birth. Baba owns a successful business which is
her father went through a lot, he lost his brothers to the comrades that followed after the dictator and after the fear they created that followed him. To him his brothers blood is on his hands and that is an image and feeling that no one can ever erase. Her father feared anyone in uniforms which is reasonable after everything he been through. As crazy as it may be, fear is what actually helped him adapt. Fear helped him because it allowed him to realize the difference between the two countries especially since he been trying to protect his family and watching his wife and children grow since being in
The man 's death symbolizes a loss of hope in the boy, but a motive that pushes him towards living the rest of his life through the final wishes of his father. Through his grief at the loss of his best friend, the boy whispers to the spirit of his father, “I’ll talk to you everyday...I won’t forget. No matter what” (McCarthy 286). With the use of diction, McCarthy appeals to pathos as he hints to the omnipresent spirit of the man that encompasses the boy’s daily actions. He has come to terms with the fact that he must fight for his own survival and “then he rose and turned and walked back out to the road” (McCarthy 286).
Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself. The symbol of the kite represents not only guilt, but also Amir’s futile attempts for redemption. With this in mind, Amir’s longing for Baba’s love, the assault from Assef, and Sohrab’s journey all come full circle in the end and show that Amir can mend his mistakes once and for all. After years of standoffish treatment from Baba, Amir believes that he needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes to reconcile for the death of his mother. At such a young age Amir, “always felt like Baba hated, [him] a little.
Although his death may seem uneventful it is essential to the point that conflicts among families and friends only end tragically. Mercutio would have never challenged Tybalt if it weren’t for the hate that had been drilled into his mind. His whole life Mercutio had been taught to blindly
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker. “There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.” (pg.
The Kite Runner not only has an author whose life has travel the same places as the main character but also has events that take place in actual historic time. “I told you how we all celebrated in 1966 when the Taliban rolled in and put an end to the daily fighting”(213). This event is pretty major and is still creating problems for the US today. The use of this historical accuracy gives the book more meaning in that it gives a different perspective on the take over by the Taliban. Another relevant concept the text uses is the idea of the American dream.
Willy Loman was a loving husband, good friend and most importantly, an amazing father. Regret fills my heart to the brim, the only thought that keeps running through my mind is what if I would’ve been there for my father. I wish the last words I spoke to my father were different and the last things I did to change my father were different. Willy’s decision to take his own life is both incomprehensible and confusing. Perhaps Willy’s priorities seemed to have shifted out of place as the years went on.
The same pain that it took him to get an approval from her is the pain that he has to face with the consequences of his actions. Then the sense of his father causes him to react and say,”...“My father, I’m sorry. I can’t help it. You overestimated me”(Steinbeck 409).Samuels approval allowed Tom to live his life normally by himself