It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation. The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed
He wish that he can use the slingshot to scare away Assef to protect Amir. Hassan did this does not show he was a brave person. “I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under that calm voice.” (Hosseini, 46) He was scared at the time. Yet he can do anything for Amir as long as protect Amir from not getting any hurt. “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him.
Later, Amir presents himself as the true monster as he shows his selfish and cowardly aspects. Amir was so nervous that he almost wanted to give up the contest, but Hassan reminded him that “there’s no monster,” and Amir was again astonished at Hassan’s intuition. Amir wondered if Hassan had made up his dream merely to solace him. He felt somewhat better, and they began to fly their kite. One blue kite specifically cuts a lot of its competitors, and Amir kept his eye onto it.
In the book “The Kite Runner” by “ Khaled Hosseini ” it states “ Childrens aren’t coloring books .You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors “ ( pg 21) . From this quote I can infer that Amir’s father thought that what Amir did was dumb and rare , he thought that his kid should he like him . He didn 't understand why his son prefers to stay at home and write . In the excerpt “Father ” by “Alice Walker ” it states “ Im positive my father never understood why you wrote ” (paragraph 2) . This quote demonstrates that Alice the narrator knew that his father never understood why she wrote .
“ I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism as fast as you couldn't tell one word from another.” (pg 141) This is one example in the text where Gunn reminisces about his benevolence during his childhood. Since Benn Gunn was raised in this type of manner, it later influences his decisions as he joins the life of Piracy. As
Secrets can make or break relationships. They could either be the glue that keeps people close, or the force that tears them apart. In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, Amir and Hassan keep many secrets from each other, including Amir not telling Hassan that he saw him while he was being assaulted. These secrets create a wider divide between characters, until they are revealed. Kite running was an activity where people would run around with kites and have a sharp piece of glass in their hand.
In both the books The Kite Runner and Orphan Train point of view plays a key role in the way the story is told throughout the books. In The Kite Runner, the story is told through Amir’s (the main character’s) eyes, which provides an interesting insight into how he views his thoughts and actions, as well as others thoughts and actions. In Orphan Train there are two points of view from the two main characters, Vivian’s childhood is told through her own first-person perspective. Molly’s story, on the other hand, is told through third person limited, which still displays her own thoughts and feelings, but not others, giving the reader less of a connection to Molly. The points of view in both books provide insight into the main characters minds and determine the way the reader relates to the main character.
What furthers the success of his fulfilling of a father is the way he words this principle; Atticus knows that if he uses words or sentences which are too complicated, Scout will not understand, therefore, will not be able to live by this principal. Using phrases such as shows us that Atticus takes into account his children’s attitudes and learning capability solely to pass on morals. Furthermore, throughout the course of the novel, as the reader familiarize themselves with Atticus and his children’s bond, we learn
One of the many aspects that Hosseini added to his novel is the symbol of the kite. Amir takes this kite as a symbol of happiness and also of guilt according to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) (1). Amir goes through a hard time when he is a witness of Hassan’s dignity being taken. Amir at the moment does nothing about it because he feels like it would take all attention away from him by Baba. Baba, being a champion kite flyer feels extremely proud of his son because Amir is following his
Kites also represent guilt and later redemption for Amir. Though the “blue kite” for Amir is the one and only way to gain baba’s (his father) affections, for Hassan it resembles his unwavering loyalty to Amir. In the end kites and kite fighting shows the true colors of Hassan and Amir,
In the book THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, we partake in a journey with a boy and his father, and the experiences they encounter throughout the book. We learn about the deteriorated planet they live on and the boy’s ever changing thoughts about his dad. Throughout the book, the boy questions his father 's judgement. McCarthy argues developing a sense of trust is key to survival in life threatening situations. Early in the book, the boy has little experience with the harsh outside world, he is trusting in everyone but his father knows best, and does what he can to protect him.
The author not only knows how to use character development, but he uses the literary element of dialogue. Without this element we would never see that everything ends up fine, we would also never see what the father was talking to himself about. The author actually uses dialogue to tell the whole story. He uses dialogue to get his points across, to make sure the reader felt exactly what he wanted them to feel. In the beginning, he was talking to himself saying that “My son sucks at soccer” (21).
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir runs from the rape of Hassan with the belief that this sacrifice of Hassan, will grant him Baba’s affection and respect. In the alley Amir wants to take action, he wants to speak, but says “I didn’t, I just watched, paralyzed”(78). He finds himself conflicted between “looking at the blue kite resting against the wall, close to the cast-iron stove; and the other, Hassan’s brown corduroy pants thrown on the heap of eroded bricks”(81). He see’s the vulnerability in Hassan’s face and the “resignation in it,” and he know’s that Hassan has assumed it as his faith(81). Amir also finds in Hassan’s face the look of an animal, that sees “that its imminent demise is for a higher purpose”(82).
He took advantage of the fact that Hassan could not read or write ,so he would tell him the wrong meanings of words. Many times he would just let Hassan take the blame for all of his problems. Amir and Hassan are not friends. Amir did not help his so called best friend Hassan when he was being attacked because he was scared of getting hurt, and putting himself out there. Whenever the attack first started Amir was there watching.