Amir is describes by his dad in the beginning of the book as unathletic because Amir doesn’t want to do anything and is not like any of the other kids. Earlier in the story Amir expresses how Baba tried to enroll him in soccer teams and he did not like them at all, after that he tried watching soccer but hated it even more, Amir tired to fake like it but Baba knew. Hassan however loves to run and play sports, for example in the book Amir is the kite flyer while Hassan is the actually runner and he runs around trying to catch the kite and Amir has not caught one yet. Hassan is also always doing chores and moving around while Amir is more of a lazy
Because Amir doesn’t have a strong connection with his father, he decides to betray his childhood friend Hassan by preventing him when he got raped in a alleyway. Ever since he was young, Amir was detached with his father and his father always seem to treat Hassan, a Hazara or slave, with a higher importance than Amir. Thus, making Amir was very envious of Hassan, and is always competing with him to win his father's affections, and by having enough courage to become a man. Amir entered in a famous kite competition, and Hassan helped him win. When Amir knocked the last kite down, Hassan was running to grab Amir’s prize.
However, before Rahim’s commentary, Baba was not interested in reading or listening to his story; Amir mentions that “Baba nodded and gave a thin smile that conveyed little more than feigned interest” (33). Amir remembers Baba say that "If… [he] hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with … [his] own eyes, [he would] never believe he is… [his] son" (22). correspondingly, Amir wants to win Kabul’s annual kite fighting competition to attain Baba’s pride, and reflect his personality. On the day of the tournament, Amir cuts the last kite and watches as Baba and the crowd applaud for his victory; he sees the look of delight in his father’s eyes. However, Amir is not satisfied until he catches the last kite to impress his father even more—little did he know that by doing so he will risk the companionship of Hassan and the comfort of being
At the tournament they must work as a synchronised team to defeat the other players. When they do win, Amir shouts with overflowing confidence “We won! We won!” Amir’s word choice of ‘we’ shows his powerful friendship between Hassan is perfectly united and attached. The kite in Afghanistan is used to reinforce the theme of loyalty and friendship. In the end of the story, where the two kite fight presented in the book are the actual reflection of their conflict and their lives.
ES2: In the novel The Kite Runner examples of this type of behavior is prominent when citizens get in trouble for cheering too loudly at sporting events. "The sight of him drew cheers from the few spectators. This time, no one was struck with a whip for cheering too loudly." (Hosseini, 2003 p.271). SB: With the rise of the Taliban came the rise of their power and control over the countries they
One day after a kite race, Amir and Hassan go to look for a kite, and after being split up, Amir panics because he can’t find Hassan. Later, Amir finally finds Hassan being attacked by an evil kid named Assef. Amir ran off, je ran because he didn’t want to deal
This was extremely important as he and Amir took out the competition and to top it off, also receiving the last blue kite in the sky. Hassan was the best kite runner in the entire town and he was able to find exactly where the kite was leading, however this soon turned out to be trouble. As he was looking for the blue kite, he came across Assef and his bully friends. Assef’s revenge was worse than ever and Hassan could never live another second of his life the same again because Assef raped Hassan. This tragedy had a major effect on Hassan’s life and he would never be the same
Ralph is a boy who tries to restore good on a now savage island, but even inside of him we can see an inner darkness take over. Likewise, Hosseini shows the same inner darkness in his story, The Kite Runner; only instead of taking part in the violence, his main character Amir, does nothing to stop it. Amir and his best friend Hassan win the Kite tournament in Kabul. When they cut the last kite free, Hassan runs off to fetch Amir his grand prize, that final blue kite. Amir runs off to find his friend but he finds Hassan being raped in a dark alley by Assef, known to them as a bully and tormentor.
They show more of why he did, thought, or explain the reason for his mistakes. The protagonist and narrator in the story is Amir Khan. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. He is a wealthy boy who grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir abuses his privileges over his servant and loyal friend, Hassan and then fails to come to his aid when Hassan is being raped after a kite-fighting tournament.
And, under the same roof, we spoke our first words.”(Chapter 2, pg. 11) There’s an initial intimacy between Amir and Hassan. Later in the novel, we find out that the two boys have the same father. While the two are still children, after a local kite competition, Amir observes local delinquent Assef beat and rape Hassan. Amir does not help Hassan, and guilt-stricken, formulates a plan to get his father to send Hassan
Kite fighting was the only similarity between Baba and Amir. That is why Amir loved the winter so much. I have a prediction. If the terrible event that happened in Amir’s past was in the winter, and the title of the book is The Kite Runner, then maybe it had to do with the kite fighting. Since Amir loves winter so much, maybe this event ruined it for him.