This displays how Hassan is in so much pain, that he was about to collapse on the ground. But, his loyalty to Amir made him realize that this is Amir’s moment. Hassan is Amir’s sacrifice to win Baba. When Amir saw Hassan reaction, this made dislike Hassan more, since he showed his devotion for Amir. This guilty, continues to be a struggle for Amir, through the rest of his
Nonetheless, as pay back for this, Assef raped Hassan. This also proved that Amir would never be as loyal to Hassan as he is to Amir, as he just stood by and watched it happen. Hassan accepts the rape because he is resigned to his fate as the betrayed friend and victim of abused power. Although Amir betrayed Hassan, he still wants to maintain the friendship and remains loyal to Amir. Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions.
Life in America was where Amir had dreamed of living. It was easy there and full of opportunity. Moving to America was Amir’s attempt to overcome the difficulties he and his family faced in Afghanistan. He was attempting to forget his past of war and unfortunate occurrences, defined as “sins”, back in Afghanistan. People can forget the memory of their past, but what stays with them forever is their feelings.
Pushing other for success can be harming to them, although you may not see it because you are blinded on only helping them rather from just enjoying their presents instead of thinking and caring of what other people say. For example, A short story by James Hurst “ Scarlet Ibis”. Hurst tells a tragic story of doodle a disabled child and his brother. Doodle’s life is like a series of love and complication. Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother.
Sacrifice, one the most prominent themes in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, clearly determines a person’s unconditional love and complete fidelity for another individual. Hosseini’s best-selling novel recounts the events of Amir’s life from childhood to adulthood. Deprived of his father’s approval and unsure of his relationship with Hassan, Amir commits treacherous acts which he later regrets and attempts to search for redemption. These distressing occurrences throughout his youth serve as an aid during his transition from a selfish child to an altruistic adult. On the other hand, his Hazara servant and childhood friend, Hassan, has always remained loyal to Amir even with his atrocious betrayal.
After reading, the reader could really see how badly that effected Amir. Amir said, “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it; Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini 112 ) When Amir gets the call to come back to Kabul, I believe that is when his journey to redemption began. When making his decision to go or not, he is also sacrificing his life style and freedom, which shows how much he cares about making this change for himself. He also learns that Hassan has a son named Sohrab, who is in a lot of danger in an orphanage in Kabul.
When the opportunity to make up for his mistakes arises, Amir takes it and atones for his past, starting his journey from shame to redemption. Because Amir is neither all good nor all evil, he is a morally ambiguous character, which mirrors the differences of his life in Afghanistan and his life in America. Amir does many bad things in his lifetime, but especially as a young boy. Amir hiding while Hassan is being raped and failing to tell anyone is by far the worst thing he does as a child. While watching Hassan’s rape, Amir says, “I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan-the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past-and accept whatever would happen to me.
She also gains a little bit more about herself. She knows more about her and her family. When Amir left, he couldn't help Rahim khan with his sickness. He couldn't help the people he loved. If Amir had not left Rahim Khan might not be as sick and would be more close with Rahim Khan.
Courage is an important theme throughout this story especially within the family values in Kabul. Baba had always believed that Hassan was very courageous and stood up for himself, but Amir was warned on multiple occasions that “a boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” (chapter 3). Amir proved this on his own when he ran away from problematic situations, for example when Hassan was raped by Assef. Whenever there was danger around when Hassan and Amir were together, Hassan always stepped up and fought for his friend. The concept of friendship shifts through Amir and Hassan’s understanding of their relationship.
Afghanistan was a war zone but the author of the book, Khaled Hosseini showed to his readers that the country is not just a place of chaos and devastation. It is also a place of friendship, love, courage and joy as he chose it to become the setting of his prominent novel, “The Kite Runner”. Hosseini 's written work finds an awesome harmony between being concise but then capable, and is the story itself splendidly built, as well as investigates the very specialty of creative writing. The most fascinating thing about the novel is its feeling of destiny and equity, of good overcoming bad at last, regardless of all chances. Hosseine opened the eyes of the Western people about the personal struggle of the Afghan people during the war that devastated not only the country’s economy but the very soul of its people.