Hiram’s experience in witnessing a failed justice system for African Americans also caused a change in his personality. In the beginning of the book, he loved Greenwood, his grandfather’s home, and thought it was incredible. In the beginning, he states, “It was the best place on Earth” and that he, “loved [his] grandparents.” (Crowe 3) This demonstrates that there is a change in Hiram’s thought process and that this will change his personality and self-identification. Clearly, the murder of Emmett Till affected how Hiram viewed himself and others. Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South.
During their conversation, Rahim Khan told Amir that “there was a way to be good again” to which Amir instantly knew the reason for his statement. Amir knew that Rahim Khan had found out what he did to Hassan and so in order to retribute himself, he flew to Pakistan to meet Rahim. When he arrived in Peshawar, he saw a very ill Rahim Khan who told him that Hassan and his wife, Sofia, were killed by the Taliban after coming to maintain the grounds of Baba’s house and that their son, Sohrab, was sent to an orphanage. In order to redeem himself, Amir knew that he had to save Sohrab from the orphanage and thus, he risked his own life in order to repay
Amir acts as the narrator and protagonist of the novel written by Khaled Hosseini. Although he deviates from being an affectionate character at the beginning of the novel, throughout the story the reader gains more insight on his compassionate side. He expresses his conflicting feelings regarding his father, Baba, along with his childhood playmate, Hassan. Amir recognizes Hassan’s lower place in society and becomes jealous of the way Baba treats Hassan. Amir is a conflicted character because of his clashes between his emotions and his rational.
He said he was sorry but I knew, for sure, he definitely didn’t mean it. I wasn’t trying to frighten him but I could see on his face the regret of asking such a stupid question. I hope it was good to teach him this lesson, one that I should never have to teach him again. I just wanted to shout so loud that the next door neighbours could hear it. I knew my face had gone bright red, it was as red as the tulips.
(although this doesn't seem to apply towards hazaras.) During the story Rahim Khan stated to Amir that “There is a way to be good again.” This quote refers to an event that happened elear in Amir’s life when he let his close acquaintance Hassan get raped for his own selfish gain. After not being able to deal with the guilt he then blamed Hassan for stealing and forced him and his father to leave out of shame. The one of the teachings of Pashtunwali is
I deserved this (355).” This passage goes back to when Amir was a kid, and how on multiple occasions had asked Hassan to prove that he was a loyal friend to him. The way that the author, Khaled Hosseini, flashed back to Amir’s childhood, shows the pain Amir has to feel in his present life trying to prove he can be loyal to Sohrab. I think the author is once again showing the emotional pain from Amir’s past with the rape to now having to deal with the repercussions of keeping it a secret for so long. Like Hassan did for him, Amir now has to prove himself worthy and loyal to Sohrab in order for them to have a trusting relationship. I believe that the way Hosseini wrote these sentences shows how Amir is having to pay an emotional price for his actions in the past.
The famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Set in rural India at the dawning of a new age, Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a sieve tells the story of young woman Rukmani and her life with her husband Nathan, a tenant farmer whom she marries as a child bride. Throughout the book, Rukmani and her family face countless hardships and sufferings; however, she manages to keep hope and persistently battle for a better future. Markandaya thoroughly displays hope by using character Rukmani through her infertility experience, deaths of her sons, and unexpected encounter with Puli. First, the author portrays the theme of hope when Rukmani fails to bear many kids despite her continuous effort. At the beginning of her marriage, she bears a beautiful, fair daughter, Irawaddy; but for the next seven years, she faces the barrenness that is devastating in a society that depends upon the sons for their ability to work and care for their families.