In The Kite Runner, Amir’s desperation for attention from Baba proves to be his most tragic flaw. Due to this, he becomes envious of Hassan and how Baba treats him. Amir’s most significant sin is treating Hassan differently because of this, with the excuse of him being a Hazara. Furthermore, Amir knows that saving Sohrab would be the only way to make it right with Hassan again. After taking the chance and risking his life, Amir redeems himself in the end.
The story takes place in Afghanistan during the 70s. Amir lived with his father, Baba, in the street where the richest people in Kabul live. Amir’s mother died giving birth to him, and because of that, Amir has always thought his father hated him. The Hazaras’ were considered as ‘mice-eating, flat-nosed, load carrying donkeys’ by the Pashtuns because the Hazaras tried to rise against the Pashtuns in the 19th century and failed. Also, the Pashtuns were Sunni Muslims whereas the Hazaras were Shi’a.
Trees, Eyes and Illness The saddest thing about betrayal is it never comes from your enemy but the people you are closest to. The Kite Runner is a remarkable novel that teaches people how a simple thing could haunt you for the rest of your life. It shows how a friendship could be destroyed by a lie or just simply not speaking up. It displays how discrimination and bullying is still alive in the world and how it is a major problem.
There are severe social class and ethnic differences in Afghanistan. The Pashtuns are the superior race in Afghan society while the Hazaras live in the bottom of the society. However, Ali and Hassan are profoundly affected by the hierarchical order, and accept their inferior status as if they were born with. Ali has severed Baba loyally for a life time without regrets. So does Hassan.
Since Amir left, Afghanistan has becomed unrecognizable, and it is not the same place as it was before he went to America. Farid’s comment condemns Amir and the fact that he has been living a life of privilege in America while the Afghanis have struggled to survive due to wars, violence and political issues. 2. Amir and Hassan’s friendship is full of complications. Fist, Amir envies Hassan because Baba often favors him and, therefore, Amir feels underapreciated by his father.
Tushar Luthra Ms. Kanika Dang Thesis Paper 10th November 2015 Friendship and Betrayal in The Kite Runner Martin Luther King Jr., once said “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” The trust a person has may be paramount in his/her relationships, which if broken leaves the person shattered, doubtful and insecure in all aspects of life. As the saying goes, “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from our enemies, it comes from friends and loved ones “(Unknown) .Khaled Hosseini demonstrates friendship and betrayal throughout the novel.
In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles and guilt. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves or making up for their past actions. One of the central themes of the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is whether Amir truly redeemed himself for what he did. He has been living with the guilt from a unspeakable past childhood experience his whole life. He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him.
How far will you go to prove you unconditional loyalty? Would you travel to a dangerous place to redeem yourself from something horrible you did as a child? Is it really worth your innocence or your even your life ? The “ Kite Runner “ tells a story about an envious young boy named , Amir who longs for his father’s love and betrays his friend as well as his father’s 40 year old friendship trying to seek his father’s acceptance. Amir lived with guilt for very long from being the cause of his Mother’s death , to being a coward and letting something take place that he could’ve stopped.
“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces” (Philip Zimbardo). In life, most people experience times of stress in which their character is tested. In The Kite Runner, by Khalid Hosseini, the protagonist, Amir, is surrounded by many people who live on one side or the other of a supposedly black and white world and who help shape his own character and morals. The story has three important characters (Hassan, Amir, and Assef) who each have distinct types of morality (good, ambiguous, and evil).
People believe coming back from past mistakes have no returns, but in the book The Kite Runner this is not the issue. Khaled Hosseini tells a story about two boys with different experiences in their childhood one of the boys went through a horrible life experience his name was Hassan, and the other Amir the main character in the story experienced a life of guilt for not being brave to defend those that defended him. The story begins in California when he had moved from Kabul because the Russians were starting to invade. Khaled Hosseini uses symbolism to describe character reactions and emotions throughout friendships and connects with the story.
Amir is the protagonist and narrator in The Kite Runner. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. Since the beginning of the book, the reader might believe that Amir is immoral or iniquitous since he would test Hassan’s loyalty and slightly tease him too. A conflicted character, Amir struggles between the logical and emotional sides of his being. Amir is also a coward.