Individuals will have to confront their own personal problems which would lead them to feeling guilt. People feel really guilty throughout their lives that this would lead them to redeeming themselves. Basically, they would have to accomplish something to make up for their guilt. The book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini focuses on the concept of guilt. One of the main characters, Amir has to deal with his own guilt that he’s developed in his life due to an incident from his past.
Redemption Humans are constantly making mistakes. Remorse leads to redemption, thus, Amir’s remorse leads him to seek redemption. Throughout the whole book, Amir is striving for redemption for new and old situations that he finds himself in. He finds that he can not hide from the truth anymore especially when he becomes an adult. That is why redemption is a very important aspect of The Kite Runner.
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.
To briefly summarize, in portraying these insecurities, the author wants to highlight the need to identify one's faults, so then they can work on rectifying them to become a better person, just as we see Holden do at the end of the novel. He wants to emphasize that becoming familiar with the struggles of the adult world isn't all bad, as we can prepare ourselves and adjust to the situation, before it becomes too much to handle. Lastly, he wants to pin point that we should not label the whole world based on a couple of people, but instead we have to broaden our horizons. To begin, the protagonist Holden Caulfield has an immensely difficult time getting over his brother's death and thus it is portrayed that he doesn’t possess the ability of letting go of the past and concentrating on the future. He instead harbors the anger, sadness and guilt of his brother's death inside him for so many years, causing him to battle with himself and blame himself for what happened.
It is clear that they are taking the opportunity to also confess their wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness. When the stranger met Walton, he instantly knew that he warned Walton because he could tell that Walton was adventuring blindly without any thoughtful considerations or concrete plan to make it a success. The stranger hopes that Walton will not follow his dreadful path and will change redefine his plans. This scenario emphasizes the main theme of the book which encourage the readers to think about how individuals can greatly impact the society based on their determined course of actions. The author definitely points out the importance of examining every facet of details in using the knowledge we acquired to make decisions.
However, Amir’s selfish ambition of proving his worth to this dad resisted his urge to try to help Hassan as he wants to able to take the kite home safely. Moreover, Amir presumes that his betrayal towards Hassan is like a curse in his life since he will not be able to forgive himself for this deception or free himself from the guilt that has taken over his
His father, who he fondly calls Baba, likewise harbors the guilt of his sins. To Amir, as well as to the rest of the world, Baba is seen as a strong and authoritative
The author provides the reader with mixed feeling about Amir. In his childhood in Kabul Amir comes off as heartless person. He is this because he has done evil stuff in his life. In the beginning of the story something bad happens to Hassan, Amir says,¨In the end, I ran.
The inability for Okonkwo to be weak makes him solely cruel and with a weak father like Unoka he felt forced to adapt opposite ideals. Chinua Achebe shows how Okonkwo had to make a life for himself as his father had not allowed for many opportunities for him to come in play. Later the author of the article, Psychology & Behavioral Health Vol.2 the author talks about the motivation that it takes to overcome and cope with the fears that prohibit him from growing and being he optimal version of himself. Fight or flight is described as a physiological
The two main themes from the story are childlike belief and naïveté, as well as destructive (radical) optimism, which are embodied in the characters of the story. Candide embodies both themes because his childlike naivety and belief in Pangloss’ teachings causes him to suffer through many different disasters until he is willing to adopt another philosophy; his inability to construct his own only further illustrates his naivety and inexperience with the world. This ignorance is the root of the dangers behind radical optimism as it prevents informed, logical, and rational thinking about the world. Even after being enlisted in the army that destroys his old home, and apparently rapes and slaughters his love Cunegonde (Candide 4), Candide remains naïve and trusting. Candide’s constant loop of disasters happens only because of his naivety, and the repetition emphasizes that warning that Voltaire is trying to present to his
ESSAY Many times I’ve thought about what’s important in a friendship, what lays the groundwork of a friendship? , what really keeps a friendship proceed for a long time?. I decided that Loyalty is a significant quality in a friendship because without it everything else will suffer in a friendship. Loyalty holds a friendship together, it grows the friendship and makes it stronger.
This year in college english I have read a total of 3 books this semester. All of them have very different storylines also they all had their own themes and some of them even share the same things from 1984 to Looking for Alaska and The Kite Runner they all were very good books with their own themes. The main message or theme in 1984 that I think George Orwell was saying was about totalitaristic societies and how bad they can be. The setting in 1984 was in a totalitaristic society in Oceania, the whole book is about Winston and his life in this society, there are many examples of the totalitarianism government throughout the book.