Amir's Moral Ambiguity is important to this story because he provides readers to like and hate him. The author provides the reader with mixed feeling about Amir. In his childhood in Kabul Amir comes off as heartless person. He is this because he has done evil stuff in his life. In the beginning of the story something bad happens to Hassan, Amir says,¨In the end, I ran.
When Farid confronts Amir about his business in Afghanistan, he tells the family about his quest to find his nephew, Sohrab. They call him “an honorable man” and “a true Afghan” which makes Amir uncomfortable because in his mind, those descriptions define Hassan, not himself (238). At first, he does not agree with them and still views himself as a coward. However, those comments also nourish the idea that because he made the selfless decision to risk his life to save Sohrab, maybe he really can be able to adopt some of Hassan 's honorable qualities and forgive himself. Having seen tangible evidence of the changes in his demeanor, the weight of his guilt lessens, but Amir still cannot completely forgive himself.
In The Kite Runner, shown in multiple ways, shame can be an extremely destructive force in an individual’s life by destroying relationships between loved ones. The force of shame triggered Amir to turn his back on his best friend whom he later finds out is his brother, Hassan. Amir framed Hassan by saying he stole from him, “I lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it.” Amir was dishonored by not taking up for Hassan when he was in need of his assistance, so Amir’s shame caught up with him and assumed it would make matters better by attempting to have Baba get rid of him and Ali by framing him. Also, Amir disrespected Hassan and hit him in the chest with a pomegranate, “I hurled the pomegranate at him.” To me this was an attempt for Amir to test Hassan’s honor and respect by seeing if he would hit him back;
“Please think, Amir jan. It was a shameful situation. People would talk. All that a man had back then, all that he was, was his honor, his name,...” (Hosseini 223). By Rahim Khan saying this, Amir now understands why Baba always tried to do good, because deep down inside he couldn’t bear to know what he’s done.
Even when the people around him told him that Santiago is bad luck and destined to failure, Manolin continues to admire and respect the Old Man, which becomes one of the most prominent sources of motivation for Santiago. Ernest Hemmingway further inserts another conflict of man versus self in the text. Hemmingway informs the reader of the internal struggles that Santiago suffers. With the loss of his wife Santiago must overcome his own personal sadness. The reader is told that Santiago had to take down the picture of his life, so that he could move on and overcome his grievances.
In the novel Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe Oknokws 's thoughts and actions convey his motivations by making him repent everything his dad had ever loved or done. Okonkwo's motivations establish a theme of the novel since he don’t want to become like his father and it makes him wan to work harder. Oknokwo's thoughts and actions convey his motivations by making him hate everything his dad had ever loved. In the text it states that “Oknokwo was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka loved. One of those things was gentleness and idleness.” Oknokwo would not show affection because he thought of it as showing weakness.
Assef’s relentless beating of Amir allowed Amir to feel as though he was finally even with Hassan. It caused Amir to accept his mistakes and eventually stand up for something when he adopts Sohrab. Amir almost died from the fight, but the brutality results in numerous positive effects. This act of violence resolves many of Amir’s conflicts and reveals a new Amir, lifted of his regret. The endless and seemingly pointless violence in The Kite Runner is critical to the story.
Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself. The symbol of the kite represents not only guilt, but also Amir’s futile attempts for redemption. With this in mind, Amir’s longing for Baba’s love, the assault from Assef, and Sohrab’s journey all come full circle in the end and show that Amir can mend his mistakes once and for all. After years of standoffish treatment from Baba, Amir believes that he needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes to reconcile for the death of his mother. At such a young age Amir, “always felt like Baba hated, [him] a little.
His adoption of Sohrab reflects his own atonement for the rigid class structure he has lived by his whole life, his actions underscoring his moral growth to the reader. He learns to relinquish his selfish ways as he begs God to not leave “blood on Sohrab’s hands” no longer bound by his guilt and shame revealing to us, the reader Amir’s redemption. The older narrator reflects “It’s wrong, what they say about the past” as he acknowledges “the past always claws its way out” that he understands the depths of morality and has grown from it. Ultimately, Amir concludes “For you, a thousand times over”, the words of Hassan as he abandons his selfish ways, to serve and to
The Doctor's ability to forgive brings him happiness in his daughter's marriage and children. However, his past demand for revenge has the power to destroy his life and the lives of his family. With time passing on more and more, Alexandre learned to control his revenge and anger, and by this made everybody think of him as a wise and forgiving person. Additionally, as people continued to say that Doctor Manette having revenge on Charles Darnay's father would lead to the Doctor to a state of dementia, forgiveness raises him to a level of intellectual vigor and emotional happiness. In showing these characteristics and aspects, Doctor Manette shows and emphasizes the concepts and attitude of his character to show that, the destructive power of revenge and the healing power of