Hassan constantly shows loyalty to Amir, but yet Amir still seems to betray him. At first it was minor betrayals which then lead to major ones. Throughout Amir’s lifetime he continues to betray his loved ones when he simply has the decision not to. At first Amir makes fun of Hassan’s lack of education. When Amir would read to Hassan and he did not know the word Amir would “tease him, expose his ignorance”.
However, the consequences of the betrayal are always long lasting and have sever effects. Betrayal is seen when Amir cares more about attention than his own friendships. Betrayal is also seen when Baba feels that his son Amir will never be good enough. In contrast, one character who never shows betrayal is Hasssan. In The Kite Runner, Amir and Baba engage in the act of betrayal however Hassan never betrays.
The word “rich” can take on quite a few different meanings, depending both on one's interpretation of the word and the context in which it is used. Most people instinctively assume that its definition focuses solely on the possession of a great source of monetary wealth; however, the word can also represent an abundance, and, in having that abundance, obtaining a sense of fulfillment or wholeness with it. In “The Rich Brother,” a short story written by Tobias Wolff, two brothers named Pete and Donald are both portrayed as rich, but in completely different ways. Pete possesses a vast amount of money while Donald finds his richness through being kind, generous, and religious. In reading "The Rich Brother," a superficial reader might assume that
Finny used to ask Gene to go and do other things instead of studying. Gene normally did what Finny asked. Gene decided that Finny was trying to hurt him when they story states, “Suddenly he turned his fire against me, he betrayed several of his other friends,” and he was doing things on his own (102). The second stage of Finny and Gene’s friendship is betrayal and guilt. Gene felt betrayed when he
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.
77) Amir, in this instance, struggles between deciding if Hassan was truly a friend of his, or rather, just a servant that plays with him at Amir’s convenience. He justifies at that moment betraying his friend, selfishly vindicating that this ought to be a sacrifice for Hassan being born into that social caste. Almost immediately after not intervening, Amir seriously regrets viewing Hassan as inferior during the rape as well as throughout their whole duration as children, seeing as Hassan did nothing to deserve such torture as he always been good to
Amir was his best friend and his half-brother. Hassan was raped and Amir just watched and then walked away. Amir didn’t want to help Hassan or stop the people when he was in the alley. Amir didn’t help when he got raped because Amir wanted the blue kite to gain his favor with his father. Amir wanted him to be raped also to make Hassan to be weak to Baba.
Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions. The substantial thing about Hassan was that he remained a truly good and genuine person, even though he had his fair share of hard times. Even years later, after being driven out of the house by Amir and growing up to live his own life, Hassan never thought of holding a grudge against Amir, making him truly admirable. Hassan married a woman named Farzana and they conceived a child together. Hassan named his son ‘Sohrab”, after Amir’s and his favourite book when they were little, highlighting that Amir remained very important to him.
Even from the earliest beginnings, each individual must face a revolving door of faithful friends and treacherous enemies. However, difficulty arises in the feat of determining friend or foe. Though, as The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini illustrates, often times each nature combines in the form of one individual. For Amir, he must accept a sense of unearned loyalty. However, as a vigorous pattern of betrayal, as once portrayed by his father, plagues his livelihood, he must come face to face with his consequences.
I’ve learned threw out the story many characters are put through this horrible emotion, but more than others. Guilt has an extreme power many people fail to realize; it has the ability to completely change a person and push them towards redemptions, as for the characters Amir, Baba, and Sohrab. One character that showed a significant role of guilt, was a well-respected gentleman named Baba. Baba had to live with the guilt of not only betraying his closest friend, lying to his legitimate son, hiding the truth from son, and committing what he believed what he believed was the only sin. He acted as if the guilt was nonexistent, instead he took it out on Amir by criticizing the way Amir acts.
Amir had many chances to make up for his mistakes, but he never did. Hassan and Amir were best friends since childhood and Hassan always acted respectful to Amir and did everything Amir wanted. However, Amir never told anyone that he knew Hassan got raped, and if he had told someone the situation would have been different. Furthermore, he also was the reason why Hassan and Alli moved out their house. Amir had many opportunities to say something, and sometimes he wanted to, but when the time came Amir was quite and never told anyone.