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
There is a way to be good again In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, two types of forgiveness can be found. Characters forgive each other or themselves, both pursuing happiness. However, it is questionable whether their forgiveness is true.
This is seen to be true in The Kite Runner when Amir learns about remorse and absolution through his life experiences. Over the course of the novel, Amir is presented as a morally ambiguous character because of the two traits, guilt and self-forgiveness, he is presented with. This moral ambiguity comes into play when Amir commits a hurtful act, but is not seen as totally corrupt. The reason for this is, “we can relate to [morally ambiguous characters]...” (Zafar, Paragraph 1).
Life goes on, and whether you like it or not, time doesn’t stop for anything. As hard as it is to accept this philosophy, it’s the truth; and the narrator begins to see that. You can choose to make the best or the worst of your current situation, it all depends on your outlook on life and your willingness to make a
Even though a broken heart may seem painful at the moment when you first experience it, learn to treat yourself respectfully and to always keep loving yourself. Don’t let anger and grief bring you down. Always surround yourself with people who love and care about you. “Always choose love because even though there is pain, to suffer in love is not to suffer in vain; it takes you to higher levels of consciousness.” When you learn to love yourself, this is when you initially mend your broken
Then forgive others” because you don’t know when you will see them for the last time (Albom 164). Morrie has an interesting viewpoint when it comes to forgiveness. I agree that it is important to forgive people, even though you are allowed to take your time with it. There have been instances where I found it difficult to forgive people that hurt me for a while, but I worked continuously towards pardoning them.
He was overwhelmed of the security and respect shown by the community. Moreover Okonkwo visualized his acceptance in the community and he determined to impress the villagers. Hence unlike his father, he believed that he was safe, respected and successful in leading his life (Nosek, 2008). Despite of being a strong man, he was mentally weak.
Looking back, James wishes he would have done the same thing as Gerald. He made it far in life, but in his mind he was still a cog just like everyone else. The author used symbolism to prove that he reward of following dreams is worth the
So, a quality by which it can be said that Amir was a good soul is that he accepted his offences and also decided to walk towards the right direction. Everyone must redeem all offences done on the Day of Atonement for the sake of peace and relaxation from the
At the end, going through rehab, yes, he was miserable, didn’t want to recover, but just wanted to be a part of violence again, he was able to bounce back to the person he was before. Then he started telling people his story because it inspired some and people were able to reflect on themselves. Just one cause can’t be a bad effect, because that cause can explain why you are the person today. Also during that cause, whatever you did doesn’t define you, the effect is the results of how you are that
Lastly, Amir sacrifices his life to accommodate for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, after being taken by the Taliban. Amir resembles Baba because he too takes up redemption for the awful things he did. He understands the great danger Sohrab is in. He risks his life to help Sohrab; this shows loyalty to Hassan. Even though Sohrab is not Hassan saving his son shows that Amir is loyal to him.
Today, I am reminded of a saying: “there are places in the heart that do not exist, pain must be so that they may be”. In the past, I reasoned this saying to be a metaphor for compassion…that as we work through our pain, we become more connected and loving toward others. What I discovered is; that introspective examination assigning the meaning to pain and painful events is soul work while the work of connecting and loving others is a good but superficial start.
Similar to that of a kite’s composition, a degree of irony is woven into the friendship of Amir and Hassan. The kite’s characteristic beauty deceives onlookers as to its ruthless intentions; rather than simply displaying the kite’s graceful movements and appearance, kite fighters aim to destroy and capture their opponents. Likewise, while socially and culturally Amir is superior in education and power, an evaluation of loyalty and courage reveals that the lower-class Hazara servant maintains dominance. In fact, Hassan is able to forgive Amir for his betrayal decades before Amir is able to forgive himself, shown in his yearning “to rekindle things between [them]” (87-88). Amir understands his elevated social standing, but also recognizes Hassan’s superior self-confidence and forgiveness.
Emerging Themes Khaled Hosseini’s development of the character Amir, in the novel The Kite Runner, uncovers two emerging themes. Amir’s struggle with the death of Hassan goes over his guilt, and how guilt can cloud a person's judgement. Rahim Khan’s words effect Amir in a major way as well. When Rahim asks Amir to retrieve Hassan’s son he has a shot at redemption for what he has done hinting that in life it is never too late to make the right decision.