In the end, I ran.” (Hosseini 77). Amir obviously shook by seeing his best friend raped, did not know how to react in the situation. Therefore, his fight or flight instincts kicked in and he ran off still in a state of shock. Perhaps the reason he never told Hassan was that he felt guilty that he did not do anything for him but ran. Even then, he just acted even worse than before, not changing for the better but for the worse.
After Odysseus dodged the throw, his son threatens and reprimands him. “Ktesippos, lucky for you, by heaven, not have hit him! …else you’d have my lance-head in your belly” (385). Telemakhos’ ability to stand up to the insults and deal with the suitors is quite mature. One time when a suitor provoked him with jokes about his friends, saying that he should throw him into a slave ship, Telemakhos simply ignored them.
The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew. He knew I’d seen everything in that alley, that I’d stood there and done nothing. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time” (ch.
As a result of everything that took place, Amir frames Hassan to get him to leave, despite their previous friendship. Therefore, the shame caused by Amir’s lack of courage caused him to develop cruel methods of solving his “problem”. Also, shame has the ability to put unnecessary tension and strain, even when one of the contributors has died. This is evident within the conversation between Rahim Khan and Amir, where it is revealed that: ‘Ali was sterile,’ Rahim Khan said. ‘No he wasn’t, he and Sanaubar had Hassan, didn’t
He refuses to answer patient’s questions too, which is made clear when a frightened patient asks before the electric shock treatment if it will hurt. He says, “I realize you did not intend to ask this question and so I will overlook it.”. Like many doctors in his time, he is unable to accept that there is something mentally wrong with them. Having no sympathy towards the patient is a part of his treatment. Rivers’s attitude towards his patients greatly differs.
Guilt is a major theme that intertwines the luxurious novels, as both the protagonists Amir, from The Kite Runner, and Piscine who is known as Pi, from Life of Pi, struggle due to guilt. To begin, in The Kite Runner the main protagonist Amir, a conflicted boy, makes some rash decisions which leads him to feel guilty. The reason why guilt eats Amir’s soul is because he sees his best friend/step-brother,Hassan, get rapped right in front of his eyes, and Amir did nothing about it. The reason why Amir is nothing to stop this horrendous act from taking place is because he was angry at Hassan for stealing Baba’s, Amir’s father, affection from him. Even though, Hassan did not intend to “sweep” Baba’s affection towards his way.
This causes tears,anger,lonely’s,confused,unaware and misunderstanding. “He killed it my father killed it”,Jonas said to himself” (Lowry 188). Jonas felt anger for his father and the pain he feels for the baby twin. On page 168 in the giver,Jonas realized that they been playing a game of war ( Lowry). Jonas feel sad and misunderstood for the boy in war.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Amir always played it selfishly whereas Hassan every time did things for his best friend like even saving his friend from doing his daily chores. Hassan and Amir were true friends but Amir did very little for Hassan whereas Hassan fulfilled all the responsibilities even if there was no response from Amir's side. Thus “failing to meet the expectations of a relationship for one’s own personal gain” is best seen in their relationship. It is quite profoundly seen during the kite tournament wherein Hassan was raped brutally by 3 boys when he refused to part away the kite for Amir.
The Ewell’s seem to have trouble with telling the truth. Mayella is lying about her story in order to hide the fact that her father most likely shouldn’t be taking care of her. Mayella comes in with injuries that she blames on Tom Robinson attacking, but everyone in the room knows that her father gets really angry when he’s drinking. Then, when Mayella is asked if her father has ever mistreated her, she hesitates before answering no. The hesitation was clearly noticeable and had to mean something.
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.