People in our life can influence us in many ways. People like our family, friends or close relatives can influence us. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s character has been shaped and heavily influenced by Baba, for shaping him into the man he is, also Hassan for showing him that forgiving is important and Sohrab for helping him redeem himself. Sohrab was one of the few characters that influenced Amir because he helps him redeem himself. When Amir goes to Pakistan because Rahim Khan tells him that he is sick and wants to see him, Rahim tells him, “I want you to go to Kabul.
Relationships are something that every person experiences throughout their lifetime. Whether it’s the comforting relationship of a friend, a swoon-worthy relationship of a lover, or a heart-melting relationship with your parents - every person has stumbled across at least one type of relationship. Sadly, not all relationships are made of fairytales and dreams. Negative and dysfunctional relationships sound both hurtful and heartbreaking, but are also very real. Wounded relationships lead people to perform harmful actions that permanently scar others mentally, and result in distrust and the feeling of neglect.
In the kite runner, the author uses the idea of childhood to shape Amir’s character. As a child Amir spends most of his time trying to get love and attention from baba, doing whatever it takes to get it. The only thing he knows is of his motives and want for baba's acceptance, so he does many things that cause him to guilt later in life. Khaled Hosseini, in The Kite Runner, uses a the portrayal of a conflict filled childhood to shape and influence Amir’s actions in the future.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini shows the significant effect on relationships between sons and their father figures. The two main father-son relationships in the novel are between Amir, Hassan, and their fathers. Many of the significant events that shape the novel, such as the incident in the alley, as well as the personality and nature of Amir and Hassan, revolve around the influence of their father figures. Amir had been seeking for Baba’s affection from the moment he was born. In fact, his first word was Baba, which indicates how much Amir had longed for Baba’s love and attention.
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.
Every child at some stage in their lift begins maturing. For many it takes place when a child becomes with a mentor and begins to get a sense of direction in their life. When I was young my Dad and I grew close, this helped keep me out of trouble. My dad got me fascinated with business and engineering. Ever since I have known where I want to go in life.
Most people would say that their parents are good parents, even if this is not entirely true. They have never known anything else, so how can they make this statement? Of course, many of these statements are true, and people appreciate their parents. However, even those who appreciate their parents can be blind to that fact that their parental figure shaped their lives in a negative way. In The Kite Runner, Baba was an overall bad parental figure for Amir, despite having his good moments.
What is a sin and how can we overcome it? This is perhaps the most asked question by men since the beginning and it is the basis of many of our social cultures such as religion and caste. It is, in a way questioning the existence of life itself and what one does in the course of it. Is a sin committed a sin at all? Who defines what we do into good and bad?
Baba and Amir's foil is shown throughout the novel, but you can already identify many differences at the beginning of the book when they lived in Kabul. Although, they also do have a few similarities. They are similar because they are father and son and share similar characterises. Baba and Amir both grew up wealthy as they are Pashtuns. Amir and Baba both hold hard secrets and live their life filled with guilt.
Amir is living with his father, Baba, along with his servant Ali, and his son Hassan, in a large house in Wazir Akbar Khan, an affluent neighborhood in 1970’s Kabul in Afghanistan. Resenting his father’s disappointment looming on him for not being courageous and strong enough, Amir is constantly seeking his father’s attention and affection. Baba shows deep affection for Hassan. Despite the contempt that Amir holds regarding his father’s close relationship with the servant’s son, Amir and Hassan are best friends who have shared most of their childhood together.