How Is Amir Mature In The Kite Runner

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Kite Runner Rough Draft People in different societies grow up in many different ways. No matter the differences, growing up brings forth maturity and coming of age. Amir grows and learns from the people around him and experiences that have had an impact on his life. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, 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.” (Hosseini, …show more content…

When witnessing the abuse of his best friend, Hassan, Amir contemplates, “I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t. I just watched. Paralyzed.” (Hosseini 73) Amir is a coward, and he is afraid of what will happen to him if he speaks on behalf of Hassan. As an adult looking back, Amir realizes that this was a turning point in his life. Furthermore, when he and Soraya were at Baba’s funeral, he shares a scene with Soraya where he opens up, “Soraya pulled me close and the tears finally came.” (Hosseini 185) Amir and Soraya are together for Baba’s passing and that helps Amir stay together. Amir cried in Soraya’s arms, which is something the book, only shows him doing one other time; this shows intimacy and a very close bond between the two. Moreover, Amir was also upset about not being able to have children with Soraya, “On those nights, we’d each roll to our sides of the bed and let our own savior take us away.” (Hosseini) Amir and Soraya are having hardships because of their absence of children and this creates tension at times. Amir and Soraya aren’t letting their inability to conceive cause too much damage to their relationship, as in the book it talked about how this wasn’t a common occurrence but it still happened. Amir has grown and matured very much since the beginning of the book due to his

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