Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
Readers first observe this whenever Amir secretly stands and watches Hassan get raped by the bully, Assef. He didn’t intervene because he knew Assef would do the same to him and his main goal was not to let Assuf see him. Another example of this is whenever Amir hides money in Hassam's bed to make it seems as if he was stealing. His goal was to get Hassan kicked out of his home. As Amir grows older, his childhood secrets divulged and he begins to feel guilty for what he did to Hassan.
Upon hearing Allie's death, who battled with leukemia at a young age, Holden is unable to cope with the reality and decides to take out his frustrations through destructive tendencies. J.D. Salinger writes, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the godam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it (Salinger 44).” He was inexperienced with handling grief and death at a young age; rather than rationalizing the situation, he decides to take out his grief and frustrations though destroying property and hurting himself in the process.
Her actions had left Hassan without a mother figure. In reality, Hassan’s cleft lip was karma for her committing adultery with someone outside her marriage. This caused Hassan to look up to Amir, who was always jealous of Baba’s attention to Hassan. Another act of betrayal in the novel is on pages
Internal conflict relies on the struggles within a person that are based on interpersonal impulses. In literary works, internal conflict can focus mainly on the psychological struggle of a character, whose solution creates the suspense of the story’s plot itself. This concept is quite vital throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-born American novelist and medical doctor. In the book, Amir, the protagonist, is constantly battling himself and his own skewed logic as to what it means to redeem oneself. Redemption, defined as a person saving himself from any sin, error or evil, comes out through Amir’s strange notions about how he can forgive himself for wrongdoings, mainly with the alley rape of his father’s young servant.
The book begins in medias res, until a phone call prompts the book to start back in the years of his youth. In the novel, Hosseini uses Amir’s internal conflict highlights how unresolved guilt and fear can negatively impact one’s life. Hassan’s rape initiates the internal conflict in Amir that lasts the rest of his young adult life. Assef rapes Hassan after the kite running competition prompting Amir to run away in terror and fear. After the incident, Amir celebrates the victory of
For years, Willy lied to himself, which causes extreme psychological issues in the future. These issues only grow throughout the novel, exposing Willy’s tragic flaw, leading to his vivid memories, and causing his suicide. At the end of the novel, Willy suddenly makes this decision to commit
Oedipus’s wrongdoings were caused by his actions but fate plays a role in controlling his life. A person might ask what is fate? Fate is the story of your life written with ink so it could not be changed, so free will does not exist because everything a person does is destined to be their fate. For Oedipus the king, his fate was more like hell on earth. Even before he was born the prophecies that were sent for his parents about him were not so good.
Amir couldn’t live with the guilt, so he framed Hassan for stealing objects from the house. Therefore he was responsible for the removal of Hassan and Ali from his family’s home. Years later, after Amir gets married and became succesful as a writer, he still has a hard time dealing with his guilt. As a result, Amir spends the rest of his life trying to find redemption
Baba always has guilt in his heart as well as Amir. Baba is cowardice and Amir was as well. Nevertheless, Baba’s cowardice only shows to Rahim Khan because Amir said “I always learn things about Baba from other people.”(Chapter 3) And Rahim Khan knew that Hassan was Baba’s son however Baba tells him that not telling Amir the truth. Baba can’t assert Hassan so that he acts cruel to Amir in order to expiate guilty sentiment and liberate from self-accusation. From this place, Baba is cowardice merely his strong and powerful mask cover his cowardice hides inside his heart however Rahim Khan knows that.