Through the novel , The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini , Amir had sinned. Amir sinned in different occasions and most were towards family or friends. Once he lied to Baba, his father, just to try to have a closer relationship. Another time was when he witnesses his friend get raped. A third sin was when he would tease his friend.
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author, though the journey of Amir, portrays that when man betrays another, the guilt of his actions will lead him to heave a desire to redeem himself. Due to Amir’s feelings of detachment from his father, he is driven to betray his brother and friend, Hassan, by abandoning him in an alley to be raped. Throughout the first few pages of the novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are obviously removed from each other, which causes Amir to have a desire to receive affection from him. Contextually, the reason for this divide stems from Amir’s mother, and Baba’s wife, dying in childbirth. Due to this, Amir feels resentment from his father because he turned out to be less masculine, and was not
In the search of approval Amir seemly betrays his only loyal friend Hassan to receive a more one on one relationship with Baba. In Amir’s eyes “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (77) in order for him to get rid of him with the events through the novel. Over the course of the novel, Amir faces continuous struggle for his father love and respect. It is made clear that every decision Amir makes is gearing towards earning Baba’s approval. Amir’s guilt was over powering him to the point where he sets up Hassan, “Then I took a couple of the envelopes of cash from the pile of gifts and [his] watch, and tiptoed out.”
Throughout the novel, Amir shows weakness within many areas on his life. The instance in which Amir’s betrayal is shown is the first ever harassment Hassan had indorsed with Assef and his friends. Within this confrontation, Assef insults Hassan on his cultural background and states that Amir and Baba are the one reason Afghanistan is dirtier with Harazas. Baba, is rich by Afghan standards a well known person throughout Kabul. Amir’s courage and loyalty prove to be on the line, a true friend would stand up for his so called best friend however he thinks to himself, “But he’s not my friend!
Betrayal has become common in any kind of relationship whether it be dishonesty or disloyalty. For there to be betrayal there has to be trust. This is the case in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. According to Dictionary.com betrayal means to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty. Hassan constantly shows loyalty to Amir, but yet Amir still seems to betray him.
Chapters 11 through 18 are extremely significant to the overall story since they serve as turning points in the novel. Throughout these chapters we learn about the paths each character has taken in their lives as well as the importance of Amir’s childhood in determining his actions and future decisions. It is in this part of the novel where Amir’s decisions begin to gradually reflect the importance of his past relationship with Hassan along with his desire to become the man that Baba always wanted him to be. In chapter 11, 12 and 13 we witness how the move to America represents two different things for Amir and Baba. On one side, Baba sees the move to America as something negative and frustrated due to the fact that he feels completely disconnected from Kabul, which is why he
Sometimes, it is the people who are least expected to fault that betray, and it is the people of the weakest conscience that have the strongest faith. Author Khaled Hosseini portrays this theory not only through the main characters in the story, but also through the supporting characters and their decisions concerning the main characters. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Rahim Khan is resolute to betray Amir in blind loyalty to Baba, ultimately leading to Amir transforming him as a memory of the past; Soraya gives honesty and faith to Amir and becomes a significant part of Amir’s present and future.
A Story of Betrayal In many books in literature, betrayal among the characters generates conflicts, emotional burdens, and other consequences in the story. In, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the notion of betrayal occurs repeatedly throughout the whole story between the main characters. In this story, the rise of betrayal affects the events and actions that come to light in between the plots and characters. This leads to some major twists and turnouts in the story.
Armaan Lakdawala Ms.Jamison English 2 (PD-7th) December1, 2o16 Amir's Inner Conflict “A good friend knows all your best stories , but a best friend has lived them with you. ”-UNKNOWN. That was the type of relationship that Amir a pashtun (higher social class) and Hassan a hazara (low social class).they have grown up together and lived more like brothers than just friends.
Guilt is an emotion that comes from believing one was responsible for a particular mistake whether the assessment was accurate or not. (Powell)It can be described as “a bothered conscience” or “a feeling of culpability for offences”. One feels guilty when there is a feeling of responsibility for an action one regrets. (Barker, Guilt and Shame).A wrongdoer must deal with guilt by making atonement- by making reparation and penance. How a person deals with guilt long term is what really affects their future.