Amir carries his love of writing to America, not only majoring in creative writing, but also going on to become a successful writer “The novel was released in the summer of that following year, 1989, and the publisher sent me on a five-city book tour” (183). Baba was by no means thrifty while in Afghanistan, and this carries into America. Baba lives long enough to be able to see Amir and Soraya’s wedding and, just like Amir’s 13th birthday party, he spared no expense, providing everything from the rings to the venue for Amir. “Baba spent $35,000, nearly the balance of his life savings, on the awroussi, the wedding ceremony” (169). Baba is also just as liberal in his way of thinking in America as he was before, openly drawing the ire of fellow Afghans with his politics “What they don’t understand...is that religion has nothing to do with it”
Amir grows and comes of age by seeing from his family and friend influences, hard trials and changes and towards the end of the novel, forgiveness and redemption. Amir learns about the world around him by developing and observing relationships with his family and friends. Amir states in reference to Baba, “He got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person that lives that way without fearing him too.”
(Pg.301) This quote suggest that Amir realizes that when Baba was hard on him it was because he wanted him to be a better man than Babe. In addition Baba felt like he needed Amir to be a good man and the only way was to be hard on him. Therefore without Baba and the way he was with Amir, He wouldn't have been the man he grew up to be.
Hassan, on one hand, was brave and did not fear defending people he cared about, like when he, “held the slingshot pointed directly at Assef’s face,” (42) when the bully confronted Amir in an aggressive fashion. When the tables turned and Assef proceeded to rape Hassan, Amir proved to be cowardice by running away because, “[he] was afraid of Assef and what he would do to [him],” (77). Loyalty was also one of Hassan’s prominent qualities as shown when although, “[h]e knew [Amir had] seen everything in that alley,” he was willing to rescue Amir, “once again, maybe for the last time,” (105). Contrastingly, Amir not only betrayed Hassan but attempted to have him and his father dismissed from service by lifting, “Hassan’s mattress and [planting his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it,” (104). Yet despite all this, the two boys still had a sincere love for one another, although it may have been temporarily painful.
In the novel the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini he illustrates the sacrifice one gives for love. Over the course of the novel Amir, Hassan, and Baba all face dramatic events that shape them to the person they are. Each one of them sacrifice a piece of their own happiness for the one they love. Hassan is loyal to Amir even though in their childhood Amir was not a good friend. Baba sacrifices his life in Afghanistan for Amir to have an education in America.
Amir’s internal conflict negatively impacts his characterization by characterizing him as fearful. Amir’s growth is marked by his reluctance to solve his past transgressions. Many years later, when he is about to marry Soraya Taheri due to Baba discussing with General Sahib about the matter, Soraya tells
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.
He is the first person to read and praise Amir’s stories, something that has great impact on Amir. Through simple yet genuine remarks, Rahim is able to “encourage [Amir] to pursue writing [more] than any compliment” has done, indicating the value of his words in Amir’s eyes, and the strong bond that the two share (Hosseini 14). As Amir transitions into adulthood, Rahim’s role in the friendship shifts into someone who must push Amir to do what is best. He understands that the only way to convince Amir to go back to Afghanistan is through painful reminders of the past, demonstrated through telling Amir that “there is a way to be good again”, and by questioning Amir’s courage, accusing Amir of being a “man who can’t stand up to anything” (Hosseini 2, 233). In contrast, Rahim also exhibits a sense of tenderness and caring when needed.
Not only had Amir’s life changed (he was married and living in San Francisco), so did his personality and character. Amir said when, “a former Afghan ambassador to Sofia called and asked if I wanted to help him with a hospital project. I said yes” (Hosseini 363). Amir generously took after his father by helping those in need (Baba had built an orphanage in Kabul).
1) Throughout Amir's life growing up we see his hometown, Kabul Afghanistan, affect him in many ways. During Amir's childhood Afghanistan goes through many reforms, revolts, and revolutions. One of the times we see these revolts affect Amir is in chapter 5 when, “The earth shook a little and we heard the rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire” (35). The significance of this scene is shown in how that is the first sign of the troubles to come to afghanistan. These changes in Amir’s home affect him because while one ruler that made his life comforting was killed, another ruler that made Afghanistan different that what aamir has ever known came into power.
Amir is the main focus of the novel; it basically starts with his childhood all the way until he’s an adult. He was one of the most wealthy people in Afghanistan, until the Russian’s take over later on. His father, Baba, is very respected by others. Baba never paid much attention to his son, also his honesty with him was very poor. Therefore, Amir would spend most of his childhood with his servant, Hassan.
The story ‘The Kite Runner’, written by Khaled Hosseini, takes place mainly during the war in Afghanistan. After the country became a republic instead of a monarchy, the former Soviet Union invaded the country. Many years later, the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement , seized power in Afghanistan. This was accompanied by intense violence and the consequences were immense. Not only was Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, almost entirely destroyed, but the cost to human life was also huge.
Internal conflict relies on the struggles within a person that are based on interpersonal impulses. In literary works, internal conflict can focus mainly on the psychological struggle of a character, whose solution creates the suspense of the story’s plot itself. This concept is quite vital throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-born American novelist and medical doctor. In the book, Amir, the protagonist, is constantly battling himself and his own skewed logic as to what it means to redeem oneself. Redemption, defined as a person saving himself from any sin, error or evil, comes out through Amir’s strange notions about how he can forgive himself for wrongdoings, mainly with the alley rape of his father’s young servant.