I am going upstairs” (32). Baba showing his ignorance towards his son, who has not grown to his expectations. Baba showing no love for his son, making Amir think poorly about a weak relationship between him and his father have. Downstream Amir trying to earn back to win the battle of the kite game they play in Kabul, where people cut each other 's kites and last one standing win. Amir then states, “ I was going to win, and I was going to run the last kite.
Amir thinks of doing something, but runs away instead. After fifteen minutes, Amir saw Hassan coming toward him. He pretended he was searching for Hassan, who’s bleeding and crying. He handed over the kite to Amir and neither boy speak about what happened. Apparently, Hassan’s sacrifice was Amir’s success.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
An obvious symbol for The Kite Runner is kites. Kites symbolize Amir's allowance of Hassan's rape. The kite symbolizes his disloyalty towards his faithful best friend. Hassan refuses to fly a kite until the end of the book. He flies a kite with Sohrab because adopting Sohrab was redemption for Amir's betrayal to Hassan.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, Amir’s jealousy of Hassan pushes him to commit vengeful and manipulative deeds to someone who has undying admiration and loyalty towards him. Amir’s need to impress his father, in this case, the kite tournament, singles the start of his redemption journey. Hassan, in Amir’s eyes, is someone who he has no emotional connection, strictly a employer-servant relationship. However, the substantial event that sparks a considerable amount of guilt and shame in Amir is the event he witnessed involving Hassan and his lack of initiative afterwards. Everytime he sets out to redeem himself, Hassan becomes collateral damage; Amir’s quest to find redemption takes form in multiple ways throughout the novel.
In the 1970’s, Afghanistan was not the country we now know it as today, many people’s lives were extravagant and wonderful, though still many lived in poverty as well. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, depicts Amir’s life is completely flipped on its head when his friendship with Hassan, his loyal servant, is torn apart when a young Amir witnesses a devastating scene and does nothing to help Hassan. After years of running away from his thoughts and guilt, Amir finally musters up the courage to face his demons and become good again. Along with these themes of guilt, friendship, and race, one more prominent and most important is redemption. Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself.
When Amir first witnessed Hassan’s rape, he stood by idly, too cowardly to interfere (put quote here). He valued bringing the kite home to his father as a trophy more than saving his friend from immense psychological trauma. At this point in his life, Amir thinks that he is nothing like his brave and courageous father, who fought a bear. He imagines the story of his father fighting the bear many times, with it clearly leaving an impression on him. Later in his life, when Amir is an adult, he has a dream about that very story.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir struggles to cope with his inaction during Hassan’s rape. Overwhelmed with guilt, Amir devises a plan to get Hassan and Ali dismissed so they would no longer be a constant reminder of all the times Hassan had protected him and his failure to do the same. The guilt of betraying Hassan burdens him for years, and even after he and Baba move to America, he carries the weight of his actions with him. However, after he accepts Rahim Khan’s request to rescue Sohrab and bring him to safety, Amir strives to leave behind the selfishness and cowardice he had previously succumbed to. Amir progressively begins to forgive himself for his injustices towards Hassan as he recognizes his evolution from a coward
The Spectrum of Evil Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, captures the events in Afghanistan from 1963 to 2001, through the eyes of Amir, a maturing Afghan boy who strives for goodness despite the evils plaguing the world around him. One of the evils that follow Amir throughout his life is Assef, a childhood bully who grows to be an adult Talib and murderer. Pure evil is represented in the book by Assef, who shows his lack of conscience when he rapes Hassan, and later molests Hassan’s son, Sohrab. Hassan, Amir’s childhood servant, best friend, and illegitimate half-brother is a truly good character who Amir is envious of, despite his pureness, innocence, and unwavering loyalty to Amir. Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan.
Even if one does follow what the society say Later in life, they always realize what went wrong in their relationship from their mistakes. So did Amir in " The Kite Runner". In the end he realizes how much love he actually had for Hassan, who turned out to be his illegitimate brother. Then, all he could do was look at Hassan in the Polaroid picture given by Rahim Khan and whisk back to the good old days when the two lads spent time reading and listening to stories, climbing up the hills and best of all, flying and chasing kites. Amir realized his mistake and goes back to Afghanistan to get Hassan 's son, Sohrab.