Hassan was both mentally and physically stronger than Amir. The very first page of the book talks about a sin committed by Amir. After the kite flying event, Amir witnesses Hassan getting raped. However, he stands behind a wall, silently. Instead of speaking up for Hassan, Amir gets angry with him and avoids him.
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
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.
The Kite Runner Alan W. Watts once said, “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” (Quotes). Nowadays, there are still some cultures that suppress people’s life as well as their rights to stand up and voice their opinion. Not only the culture, but also the society they live in suspends the rights that could possibly changes one’s entire life. As people live under pressure, it sometimes put them in a situation that was not originally what they wanted to do.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a book based in Kabul, Afghanistan from the year 1963 to 2001 follow a boy name named Amir and his life dealing with issues that stay with him as he grows up. In most of the book, Amir has been described as physically weak, even by his own father, and is shown through the course of the book to also be emotionally weak. Because of his cowardly ways, he is unable to stand up for himself or other people. Although he is definitely physically weak, he has shown multiple acts of courage and strengthens his morality towards the end of the book. “‘A boy who can’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up for anything’” (Hosseini 25).
When reading the text Fear, by Gary Soto, I can’t help but assume the author’s purpose or overarching theme was that our past or life experiences can affect how we act. In this stories case, a life without love, can cause terrible behavior. The plot of the story revolves around a boy that comes from a broken home, and due to such circumstances he bullies his peers. The story was a typical encounter a fifth grader would have with Frankie (boy from a broken home). The narrator says, “Some of us looked away because it was unfair.
When turning against family for the law, people really need to take a look back and see what caused this to happen. In Abners case, it was the War. War was a huge part that made Abner into who he was because he wasn 't at peace with himself when he was there. The first symbol that was noticed was fire. The fire symbol was a huge piece considering all Abner was known as was a “barn burner”.
Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella. Her father confronted Atticus in town, spit on him, and told him that he was going to kill him. Atticus did not care what was being said to him and chose to walk away. Even when Scout tells Atticus that kids have been bullying her because their dad is protecting people of color he tells them to ignore them because it should not matter what they are saying. He teaches his kids to have a strong sense of justice, to be open minded, and always do what is
In the short story, Emily’s father is proven to have been oppressive to her after running off every young gentleman that came around looking to court Miss. Emily. “Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily's father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying” (Faulkner Page 1). Because of Emily’s father loaning money to the town, Emily was not supposed to have to pay taxes as long as she lives. This is an example of Miss Emily being sheltered by her father, which later on, leads to him oppressing her.
After reading the short story,“The RockPile”, by James Baldwin, it is found that a religious family lives in Harlem, and the father of the family enforces unfair penalties on his son John. The short story opens with a brief description of the forbidden rock pile down the street. In fact, each Saturday morning, Roy and John perch themselves on the fire escape and watch the violent actions below them at the rock pile. Although Roy knows better than to go down to the rockpile, he decides to go. Roy eventually comes home with a gash above his eye and John gets the blame for Roy’s injury.