Amir remembers this dream of being lost at the moment when Assef and his friends have immobilized Hassan to the ground without his jeans. Wali tells them that his father is of the view what they are thinking about to do Hassan is evil, but Assef says he’s just a Hazara. They refuse to do so, but agree to hold down Hassan. Assef raises Hassan’s exposed backside into the air and takes down his own jeans. Amir thinks of doing something, but runs away instead.
One night Amir says to himself, “‘I watched Hassan get raped,’ [he] said to no one...A part of [him] was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so [he] wouldn’t have to live with the lie anymore. But no one woke up and in the silence that followed [he] understood the nature of [his] new curse: [he] was going to get away with it” (Hosseini 86). After 26 years, he finally realizes that he cannot continue to ignore what happened, “because the past claws its way out” (Hosseini 1). After risking his life to adopt Sohrab, Amir’s guilt and cowardice begins to fade. The Kite Runner shows readers that in order to eliminate guilt and deal with the consequences of betrayal, one must face their problems and work towards
Once Huck comes to the realization that he is technically committing a crime, his conscience kept saying, “But you knowed he was running for his freedom, and you could a paddled ashore and told somebody” (109). Huck feels nothing but guilt for doing such a thing when in reality, he is just being a good friend. The law forces Huck to question his actions time and time again, to the point where he almost betrays Jim. It poisons people’s brains into believing they are above different races. Although Huck looks down upon Jim, he truly did care about him.
In that first game against his own people, he is chanted off “Arnold sucks! Arnold sucks! Arnold sucks!” but still not intimidated. He is about to enter the game when suddenly a flying coin from the stands hits his forehead and makes him bleed, stitched up Arnold decides he still wants to play. Arnold is put in the game, but again he is injured and knocked unconcious by his best friend Rowdy.
He not only told Hermia that he hated her and loved Helena, but he also ridiculed her in front of Demetrius and Helena. “Get you gone, you dwarf, / You minimus of hind’ring knot-grass made, / You bead, you acorn” (3.2.327-329). Even if he thought of the night as a dream like the rest of the lovers, knowing that he and Hermia both dreamed that he said those things would make him feel something less than “true delight.” He never expresses guilt for betraying the woman he loved because he does not remember doing
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
Roy decides to go anyway, telling John not to tell anyone as he will be back soon. There Roy gets into a fight and gets hurt and starts bleeding. He is brought back into the house and as the father gets home, he tries to blame his step-mother and John for letting Roy go there. The father favors Roy because he is his real son and John the step-son serves as the scapegoat. Filled with meaningful themes, Baldwin’s most recurring theme is ghetto and poor city violence (F).
Amir’s cowardice and selfishness is seen best in this same situation. Amir is paralyzed the moment he sees Hassan in the alley, surrounded by the bullies. He knows that Assef is about to rape his best friend. However, instead of standing up for him like a true friend would, he just stands there frozen. “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.” Amir sees the blue kite as a way to win over his father’s love and respect and is therefore concerned with his own interest only, finding it more important than the price Hassan has to pay.
He cannot even fight for a worthy cause dear to his heart, but Fortinbras’ men die for a meaningless reason. Shakespeare uses particular words such as “death” (4.4.55), “danger dare” (4.4.55), “eggshell” (4.4.56), and “honor” (4.4.59) to show that Fortinbras’ men are braver than Hamlet since they take action. For this, Hamlet is irritated since they are fighting for an eggshell, a simple and useless item. However, this irritation sparks a realization which allows a powerful ending to the soliloquy. Hamlet vows to only have “bloody” (4.4.69) thoughts.
Claudius tries and fails to pray for forgiveness, but Hamlet mistakes this for repentance. Because of this, he decides to "trip him that his heels ay kick at heaven" and delays in killing him. Unfortunately for him, his uncle is not truly remorseful for his sins, saying "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go". The king is deceptive without even trying, it is second nature to him.