In his mind, he believes that Baba will send Ali and Hassan away, and, as a result, he will finally gain some peace. To Amir’s surprise, Hassan confesses to stealing his gifts without hesitation symbolizing “Hassan’s final sacrifice for [him]” (105). At that moment, Amir realizes that Hassan knew of his betrayal, which added to his already guilty conscience. Hassan could have easily told Baba the truth and he would have believed him because”[everyone] knew that Hassan never lied”, which, in turn, would ruin Amir’s relationship with his father (105). He probably knew that Amir was unworthy of his sacrifice, that he was the “snake in the grass, the monster in the lake”, but he lied for Amir’s own benefit
Has anyone ever done anything bad that has stuck with them their entire life? In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Amir sees his best friend and servant, Hassan, getting beaten up and raped and does nothing to stop it. This leaves Amir with tremendous guilt and it lingers for the rest of his life. Amir even tries many things, including going to Afghanistan to save Hassan's Son, but in the end, Amir’s guilt has destroyed his life. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner shows that guilt will destroy any life, no matter what a person tries to do to fix it.
For instance, when Assef prepared to attack Amir, Hassan bravely stood up to him and threatened to shoot Assef in the eye with his slingshot. However, as time passes, he can only redeem himself by proving that he himself has the courage to stand up for what is right. In conclusion, the Kite Runner highlights the effects guilt has on a person. Throughout the novel, characters use their guilt as the driving force of their actions. Amir utilizes his guilt to save Sohrab in order to be redeemed for not helping Hassan during his rape.
The answer float[s] to [his] conscious mind before [he] could thwart it: He [is] just a Hazara [isn’t] he?” (77). In this quote Amir shows his selfishness in the quest for Baba’s affection. He points out that “nothing is free” as he is talking about the love that he yearns for from his father, because he craves this affection so strongly he allows Hassan to be injured as the price to attain Baba’s love. Amir views Hassan as expendable; he blatantly points out that Hassan “is the price he has to pay” as if Hassan was an object, not a human. The innocence of Hassan is shown when he becomes a
For example, when he first steps foot back in his own homeland, he immediately must disguise himself as a beggar. Due to this façade, Odysseus is treated horribly by the suitors, who have overrun his palace. One of these suitors, Melanthios, even physically abuses Odysseus when he “kicked at Odysseus’ hip as he passed by” (17.298). Yet he still decides to control his anger and not fight back, despite being constantly provoked. Another instance in which Odysseus has to overcome difficulties once he is home is when Antinoos, another suitor, begins to verbally attack him.
Rightfully, The Seventh Man felt guilt, but he needs to forgive himself for not saving K. If The Seventh Man didn’t forgive himself and lived in guilt for the rest of his life the wave would have taken both K’s and The Seventh Man’s life. The foremost reason The Seventh Man should forgive himself is that K.’s death was not his fault. In the type of survivor 's guilt The Seventh Man has he has created delusions that he could have saved his friend K. “Hurry K.! Get out of there! The wave is coming!” This line shows that The Seventh Man did everything he could in the moment, however, in reality K. was too entranced in the beach to have
Amir makes hassan look like a thief by “planting [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under [the mattress]” (Hosseini 104). Hassan knew of Amirs intentions that Amir wanted him to leave so Hassan lies and says that he stole it in order to remain loyal with his friend Amir. Thus, Hassan and his father Ali, feel like they can no longer serve Baba or Amir anymore and leave forever; Amir never sees him again. It was then that Amir realized how much of a horrible person he was and how undeserving he was to have Hassan. His father realized it was him and forgave him even though his father said “theft is unforgivable.” For Amir, Hassan would do anything “ a thousand times over” (Hosseini
Currently Amir and Sohrab’s relationship isn 't very stable. Sohrab lost his trust for Amir after Amir told Sohrab he would have to go back to the orphanage. Amir acknowledges his sins in the past, and that 's why with his every effort, tries to find peace and forgiveness with himself, Allah, and Hassan. The only way to do this is to nurture Sohrab and give him the treatment Amir himself wasn’t able to provide for Hassan. In chapter forty six and forty seven of A Thousand Splendid suns, Mariam unleashes her emotions of pain and anger towards Rasheeb, resulting in his death.
The story of The Crucible written by Arthur Miller tells the events of John Proctor and the Salem witch trials. John Proctor is a man who is haunted by his guilt of adultery and doesn’t want his good name to be ruined. Throughout the events of John Proctor which have led to the moment wear he tears up his confession that would of save his life but condemned those who didn’t confess or pled guilty to witchcraft. This act is believable for the character of John Proctor as well of his sense of goodness returning. With the events that happen to John Proctor that led to this final noble act is justify with who he is as a person.
The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew. He knew I’d seen everything in that alley, that I’d stood there and done nothing. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time” (ch.