Later, Amir presents himself as the true monster as he shows his selfish and cowardly aspects. Amir was so nervous that he almost wanted to give up the contest, but Hassan reminded him that “there’s no monster,” and Amir was again astonished at Hassan’s intuition. Amir wondered if Hassan had made up his dream merely to solace him. He felt somewhat better, and they began to fly their kite. One blue kite specifically cuts a lot of its competitors, and Amir kept his eye onto it.
Another instance betrayal is shown is how Baba is Hassan's father which means that he betrayed his best friend Ali. Another large theme is working for forgiveness. Amir tries to gain redemption for not saving Hassan from rape was saving and adopting Sohrab. Baba's redemption for betraying Ali was creating an orphanage, doing other charitable activities, and giving many gifts to Hassan each birthday. An obvious symbol for The Kite Runner is kites.
He wish that he can use the slingshot to scare away Assef to protect Amir. Hassan did this does not show he was a brave person. “I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under that calm voice.” (Hosseini, 46) He was scared at the time. Yet he can do anything for Amir as long as protect Amir from not getting any hurt. “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him.
It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation. The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed
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.
One of the many aspects that Hosseini added to his novel is the symbol of the kite. Amir takes this kite as a symbol of happiness and also of guilt according to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) (1). Amir goes through a hard time when he is a witness of Hassan’s dignity being taken. Amir at the moment does nothing about it because he feels like it would take all attention away from him by Baba. Baba, being a champion kite flyer feels extremely proud of his son because Amir is following his
Amir’s Redemption in The Kite Runner In The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini writes that Amir makes mistakes, and because of that, it takes his entire life to redeem himself. Throughout The Kite Runner, Amir is looking for redemption. One of the reasons why Amir redeems himself was to fix the wrong he did to Hassan in his childhood. On the other hand, many may believe that Amir didn’t earn anything and rather wasted his time in Afghanistan. It might be thought that Amir did not revert his wrong to Hassan and did not redeem himself.
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.
Amir strives to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes because his mother died giving birth to him, and he feels responsible for that. To redeem himself to Baba, Amir thinks he must win the kite-tournament and bring Baba the losing kite: Hassan was able to lead a fulfilling life due to his great ability of forgiving others. Hassan has always forgiven Amir. This is shown when Amir quotes Hassan had forgiven Amir after so much time had passed by. Years later, Hassan had written a letter to Rahim Kahn.
“The curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either.”, Amir does not see Hassan as his equal, which makes Babas admiration for Hassan infinitely worse. Jealousy is fear at its most powerful standing over you like Babas metaphorical bear. Endlessly it nags away at Amir making him more cruel and more infantile by the day, as it starts to smash his head against the wall of his fathers constant dismay, gazing upon nothing but Hassan ascending that same wall with ease and grace. Earning smiles, content looks and fond gazes by the almighty Baba. “If I changed my mind and asked for a bigger fancier kite, Baba would buy it for me - but then he’d buy it for Hassan too.