Baba doesn’t tell Hassan he is his father because in Afghanistan it is frowned upon for Afghans to be with Hazaras. Ali takes over and is the acting father figure to Hassan. He is Baba’s servant and has a “congenital paralysis of his lower facial muscles, a condition that rendered him unable to smile and left him perpetually grimfaced (pg 6) and walks with a limp caused by polio. Hassan is Amir’s best friend and a servant as well. Recalling an event that happened twenty-six years before everything happened, this event made Amir the person he is today.
Another instance betrayal is shown is how Baba is Hassan's father which means that he betrayed his best friend Ali. Another large theme is working for forgiveness. Amir tries to gain redemption for not saving Hassan from rape was saving and adopting Sohrab. Baba's redemption for betraying Ali was creating an orphanage, doing other charitable activities, and giving many gifts to Hassan each birthday. An obvious symbol for The Kite Runner is kites.
Therefore, forgiveness is the key for people to live in peace and happiness. Amir had to deal with pain and pleasure of forgiveness and truly shows the power to affect someone’s life. Forgiveness is hard for many to do which can lead to holding on bad emotions. Forgiving someone isn’t as easy as just saying “I forgive you”. For someone to
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.
However, before Rahim’s commentary, Baba was not interested in reading or listening to his story; Amir mentions that “Baba nodded and gave a thin smile that conveyed little more than feigned interest” (33). Amir remembers Baba say that "If… [he] hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with … [his] own eyes, [he would] never believe he is… [his] son" (22). correspondingly, Amir wants to win Kabul’s annual kite fighting competition to attain Baba’s pride, and reflect his personality. On the day of the tournament, Amir cuts the last kite and watches as Baba and the crowd applaud for his victory; he sees the look of delight in his father’s eyes. However, Amir is not satisfied until he catches the last kite to impress his father even more—little did he know that by doing so he will risk the companionship of Hassan and the comfort of being
He lied, witnessed a sin and never told anyone, and was putting his own friend down. Amir knew that Baba’s moral was to not steal because it was a sin, purposely he hides his own stuff under his friends bed. He saw Hassan getting raped without telling anyone or doing anything. Also he would lie and teach him wrong infortmation. It can be a selfish act or an act of fear.
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….. that is theft” (Hosseini 18).
In The Kite Runner, Amir and his father, Baba, are forced to flee Afghanistan in order to escape the U.S.S.R. (commonly referred to in the novel as the Shorawi). Baba and end up in America, and are forced to create new lives for them both. The differences between the two nations is stark. To begin, it should be quite obvious that their primary languages differ. Afghanistan is populated with Persian and Farsi speakers, while America is dominantly English.
Not to mention, Beneatha is saying that she does not have faith in God and relies on herself, express that she is independent , and does not need God to solve all her problems or do the work that she has to do. When Beneatha expresses her dislike for God Mama beliefs God has an important role in her life accordingly, God should be more salient in her life.