He did the dishonorable thing and ran away like a weakling. Because Amir chooses to be a coward and does an unforgivable act of disloyalty he regrets it for a long time. Loyalty molded their friendship but when Amir decided to remove the loyalty, their friendship was disintegrated. Amir’s friendship only for Amir to destroy it because of his disloyalty and cowardice.
This ties in to the fact that if Amir had helped Hassan there would be a high probability of both of them getting hurt. The second point that ties in is that Hassan is a Hassar not a Pashtun and is therefore not regarded with the same level of respect and honor as a fellow Pashtun would. Another point that was brought up in the discussion is the question of Amirs religious alignment At his school he was taught as a Sunni Muslim; at home his father and seventh practices the culture of a Shi'a Muslim; and his father holds the opinions of an atheist. We reflected that Amir was most likely religiously confused and not holding any moral bearing due to his lack of a steadfast religious alignment. This could be one of the reasons that he might act in his childhood with such moral
He also told him that Hassan and his wife were brutally murdered by the Taliban. He told him, "There is a way to be good again.". Amir subsequently decided to risk his life to rescue Hassan 's orphan son, Sohrab, and maybe then he can have an ease from the longtime guilt. Hassan in the novel is presented as a Christ figure.
Firstly, one of the many unforgiving things that Amir did yet was still forgiven for, was the fact that Amir did not stand up for his friend who got beat up and raped by a group of boys in an alleyway. This happened because Hassan stood up for Amir and did not give the kite to the
He can not bear the scrutiny so he humiliates hassan in public by not defending him or protecting him and he humiliates him when they 2 are alone by telling petty lies to him. But the ironic thing is that the very shame he tries to avoid, becomes a worse self loathing shame latter from all his guilt. However, eventually Amir finds himself in a situation where a sense of family, redemption and belonging comes over him and is able to push his instinctual self preservation tendencies away and pay his respects to Hassan by defending and protecting his child. Coincidentally, where Amir prefered to be accepted, Hassan was never given
Amir is very aware that what he is doing is morally wrong, but sees no other option. It seems that his plan works too, which proves that Amir planned this with care. By making it an act of stealing he makes Hassan unredeemable in Baba’s eyes. When Hassan lies for him out of loyalty, Amir still chooses not to confess. “‘Did you steal that money?
His perception and identity of self was shaped through their difficult relationship. Even though when the two of them were young their relationship was perceived as a brotherly bond, it appears as the novel goes in more depth that Hassan causes a lot of guilt for Amir unconsciously. This is through the alleyway scene where Hassan was raped. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator gives emphasis on the lasting influences the rape has on Amir. “I became what I am today…because the past claws its way out.
Amir finally did the worst possible thing to Hassan and his father Ali, trying to get them fired Amir, “lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghan bills under it” (104). He betrayed Hassan and Ali, the two people who cared about him the most, and the two people he himself cared about the most. Amir is a coward and even though one would feel bad for him, he did things that couldn't be forgiven. Although he just wants his father’s love which readers can understand, it gave him no right to do any of these things to Hassan and
He is so loyal to Amir that there is one quote in the novel that proves it, “For you, a thousand times over.” This quote stuck with me because it is showing how he will absolutely do anything for his friend, even if it means that he could pay the consequences. For instance there was a part of the novel where Amir asks Hassan to throw the fruit at him and hurt him as hard and as much as he wants but instead all Hassan did was hit himself with the fruit proving that he will never do anything to hurt his friend, he splits hits himself with the pomegranate which opens it and asks Amir if he is happy yet and walks home. “Then Hassan did pick up a pomegranate. He walked toward me.
He would do anything for Hassan to make up for his childhood. After finding Sohrab, Amir comes face to face with Assef, Hassan 's rapist. “Another rib snapped, this time lower. What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that, in some hidden nook in the corner of my mind, I’d even been looking forward to this…
He tried many times to convince himself to find the courage to fix his past, leaving himself to find ways when it’s too late to redeem himself by going out of his way to search for his half-brother’s son. As a child, Hassan got raped and Amir was a witness of this. Their friendship fell apart because of Hassan’s loyalty and by keeping this secret, he got Hassan and his father, Ali to quit
Also, Amir is afraid to be Hassan’s true friend because it would expose him to the discrimination that the Hazaras face. Second, Amir feels unworthy of Hassan because Hassan sceified himself so that Amir could have the kite and be seen as a winner in his fathers eyes. So, Amir
It might be thought that Amir did not revert his wrong to Hassan and did not redeem himself. Amir was able to do this in various ways throughout the book, especially towards the end. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini shows that Amir is able to redeem himself from the wrong he did to Hassan by putting himself in danger to rescue Sohrab, by receiving a scar from the fight with Assef signifying his redemption, and finally by bringing Sohrab back to United States with him. Amir is able to redeem himself by putting his life in danger to rescue Sohrab.
Amir is haunted by this guilt even when he is a grown man. He did redeem himself with Sorhab, adopting him and his sacrifices to save Sorhab. No matter what you have done, you can always have forgiveness. I agree with this but in this case Amir didn’t even help Hassan when he was being raped, I don’t think that could be
Many people think that some actions can be forgiven and while others think it cannot. Forgiveness helps everybody feel light and get rid of hard feelings that haunt everybody. Forgiveness creates positive feeling in one’s mind. People who are close, hurt or betray an individual is difficult to forgive. This is prevalent in the story where in Amir and Hassan were best