Everyone deals with adversity, and everyone deals with it differently. The book The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, is set in present day Kabul Afghanistan where the main character Amir deals with a lot of adversity. Although Amir deals with lots of adversity, there are also other characters in The Kite Runner who also deal with adversity, including Amir's father, Baba. In Kabul, Baba was a very respectable person, but when he moved to the United States, he went from being a powerful, respected man, to living in a small apartment, and pumping gas to survive.
Baba was another round character. Although, at first, he seems like a great, untouchable figure that could wrestle bears, he becomes more human-like and ordinary when he moved to America. Before, he had a very high social standing, and he seemed like he could achieve anything. However, after going to America, he drops to the bottom of the social ladder and now works at a gas station. To make him seem even more normal, Baba gets cancer and becomes thin and weak.
When passion conflicts with personal morals, there is always a victim. When faced with a critical situation, most people tend to run the other way. In The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Amir makes a moral mistake that turns his life upside down. Battling himself to make the right choice, Amir runs the other way knowing that Hassan has always been there for him. In The Kite Runner, Amir experiences conflict with himself due to the series of decisions he makes throughout his life.
Courage is a constant theme throughout Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Taking place in Maycomb County during the 1930’s , the novel deals with the racism of the time period as well as what the true meaning of courage is versus the conventional. Although many characters portray courage throughout the novel Scout Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are the best examples of courage. Scout, the narrator, is the most obvious example of courage.
This quote has a lot of meaning in the sense of Amir eyes, as Baba has just died suddenly without any time to wish him good bye. But, at least they were able to give him a goodnight kiss, and all of a sudden after he said they won’t need medicine tonight because he feels no pain he dies. It seems that he knew he was going to dyke, and did not have anything to complain about his life as Amir was now settled, and he went to school, as well she got married in the presence of Baba, so what else would Baba ever want then seeing his son be happy in life. This quote does reflect on how Baba was their with Amir most of the time in his life and now all of a sudden, although I was expected as Baba had cancer it shows that Amir just lost the only person
Baba stood up to the officer and was resilient towards him. Furthermore, Baba stood up to the officer even though he was threaten to get shot. Baba was brave because he was standing up for a women that he was traveling with and didn’t even know. He stood up for the women because the officer said he wanted a half hour with the women. Baba shamed the officer for what he wanted to do, to the women.
Throughout life, the choices that are made ultimately lead to the punishments and consequences that arise with those choices. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there were numerous respectable, thoughtful and wise decisions made, however, with this in mind, the novel also presented some undesirable and immoral choices. Choices made without consideration of the effect they will have on others can at times define your true intentions and loyalty as a person. Being brave enough to admit fault and staying true to one’s self and your beliefs and morals is key feeling peace of mind. Clearing your conscience from all mistakes, and being accountable for them in order to feel fulfillment and goodness is part of being human as is erring in judgments.
Relationships are something that every person experiences throughout their lifetime. Whether it’s the comforting relationship of a friend, a swoon-worthy relationship of a lover, or a heart-melting relationship with your parents - every person has stumbled across at least one type of relationship. Sadly, not all relationships are made of fairytales and dreams. Negative and dysfunctional relationships sound both hurtful and heartbreaking, but are also very real. Wounded relationships lead people to perform harmful actions that permanently scar others mentally, and result in distrust and the feeling of neglect.
Baba, in shame of sleeping with a Hazara woman he doesnt father either Hassan or Amir, though he may show Amir some kind of fatherly figure he is distant toward him. Baba is a wealthy character and is respected throughout his community, when he is pushed out of afghanistan he moves to America where he goes to work at a gas station. Baba shows his resilience in a way that many can see as wrong because of his wrongdoings but he still overcomes the guilt of not fathering Hassan and having an affair with Ali’s wife. In America, it is easier for him to do so seeing as he does not feel the guilt of not sharing his riches with his son Hassan because he is no longer wealthy and he does not see Hassan every day. As a result he is able to open up more and be more fatherly to Amir, and though he had lost everything he had as a refugee he dies happy.
When Baba gets cancer he is extremly strong and hard headed. He knows that he doesn’t want treatment, he believes he has lived his life and can take whatever is thrown at him. I think Baba really didn’t want to get chemo because he did not want to seem weak. Baba is extremely courageous before his death, and he dies with pride which is what he wanted. All of the characters in the novel, The Kite Runner, are courageous in their own ways.
People in our life can influence us in many ways. People like our family, friends or close relatives can influence us. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s character has been shaped and heavily influenced by Baba, for shaping him into the man he is, also Hassan for showing him that forgiving is important and Sohrab for helping him redeem himself. Sohrab was one of the few characters that influenced Amir because he helps him redeem himself. When Amir goes to Pakistan because Rahim Khan tells him that he is sick and wants to see him, Rahim tells him, “I want you to go to Kabul.
Redemption; it is often sought after suffering a defeat or committing a crime or wrongdoing. The past can never be undone but only redeemed, or offset, by the present and future. In the dramatic novel, The Kite Runner, author, Khaled Hosseini, formed the main character of the story into a dynamic character in order to reveal the idea that past transgressions can be atoned. Amir, the protagonist of the novel, originally as an adolescent was weak and cowardly; Amir chose his own selfish desire over rescuing his loyal friend from abuse. Eventually, Amir’s life changed dramatically and he demonstrated selflessness and courage through his actions.
Baba lies, and Amir and Hassan are influenced by the deception, and Amir’s life is changed as a result. Deception leads to immense suffering and unintended consequences; Hosseini harnesses character’s internal conflicts to showcase the suffering and consequences the character’s had to cope with as a result of deception. Baba was very self-conscious about his image, and as a result he chose to lie to Amir and Hassan about their true fathers without thinking about the possible consequences. Baba thought he was justified in lying because he wanted to protect his Pashtun pride. In lying, Baba contradicted his beliefs; as he had told Amir “There is only one sin…..
Self or Society? Today, society says barbaric actions are those of the Taliban and North Korea, causing harm to innocent people. Society tends to focus on those big events and cases of barbarism and yet, forget about the ones here at home. We brush off the sixteen year old that has a twenty year old boyfriend that gets her pregnant and leaves.