Themes in the Novel “For you, a thousand times over” (Hosseini 2). This quote appears in the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Hassan tells Amir the quote repeatedly because he is loyal to Amir. Amir tells Sobrah, Hassan’s son, the quote because he is trying to earn his trust. Hassan and Amir work through the themes of, families bring comfort and conflict, defining moments and finding my way, and man’s inhumanity to man.
Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself. The symbol of the kite represents not only guilt, but also Amir’s futile attempts for redemption. With this in mind, Amir’s longing for Baba’s love, the assault from Assef, and Sohrab’s journey all come full circle in the end and show that Amir can mend his mistakes once and for all. After years of standoffish treatment from Baba, Amir believes that he needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes to reconcile for the death of his mother. At such a young age Amir, “always felt like Baba hated, [him] a little.
It means being there for his children through thick and thin, and not walking out of family when things get tough. Fatherhood means seeing each of his children as individuals, loving them as equals, respecting them as little people. It means being careful with words and actions, which influence young minds and hearts for good or evil. This essay consists of two parts, traditional view of fatherhood and new image of fatherhood. The traditional Role of fatherhood The traditional role of men creates a big parenting gap for all fathers, especially those who become separated or divorced.
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.
In fact, his first word was Baba, which indicates how much Amir had longed for Baba’s love and attention. Throughout his childhood, it is seen that Baba had not given Amir enough time, thought or confidence. This was ultimately the cause of what happened in the alley with Hassan and Assef. “I think maybe you’ll win the tournament this year” (71). When it came time to the kite flying competition, Baba had told Amir that he might win this year.
The guilt comes in the way of his life, guilt for not being able to socially accept Hassan as his son. As the story progresses, Baba’s attempts for atonement are also visible. The guilt leads him to build an orphanage. Baba could not accept Hassan but he still cared about him and so, he also pays for Hassan’s harelip operation. This way Baba thought that he could atone for his sins and become
Salva needed bravery. He found it in himself and used it to get out of the difficult position he was forced into. To demonstrate, the book says, “He knows it will be hard for me, Salva realized. He does not want to leave me there, but he has to go back and fight for our people. I mustn’t act like a baby I must try to be strong” (60).
Despite the fact that Zaman jeopardizes the lives of a percentage of the youngsters, he ensures a lot of people all the more by running the shelter. Thoughts regarding absolution penetrate The Kite Runner. Hassan's activities show that he pardons Amir's disloyalty, in spite of the fact that Amir needs to use essentially the whole novel to look into the way of absolution. Baba's treatment of Hassan is his try at getting open Acquitting for what he has not regardless uninhibitedly admitted to have done. Yet the person who speaks most influentially about the method for pardon is Rahim Khan.
Amir’s largely monosyllabic vocabulary is replaced by notions of “blame, indignation”, as the reader is able to perceive the morality of Amir. His childlike voice is replaced by the language of fear and trauma as he his forced watch Hassan be assaulted. He becomes “paralysed” with fear, the former voice fading, as he reflects, “It was the look of the lamb”. The older narrator reflects upon his fear of “getting hurt” and condemns his acceptance that “Assef was right: Nothing is free in this world” as we, the reader, are too positioned to condemn his actions and understand Amir’s foundation for moral growth. Hosseini’s use of the language of innocence and his development of fear and self-condemnation position the reader to better understand the moral development of
I wish my son could be more like a proper man, tougher, stronger and courageous. I wish he would just stop reading and get his head out of his books and start to act like a real man. He is always being a coward and backing down, that’s not what a real man would do. I’ve tried everything that I can do to help him but nothing seems to make sense to him. Hassan is a great example for Amir of how to be a real man.