Whereas running the kite Assef threaten Hassan with his companions who tries to take the kite. Hassan’s denial of handing over the kite caused mercilessly attack and assault by Assef and his evil friends. This occurrence not only proves amazing bravery of Hassan but also shows weakness of Amir, who watched the incident and kept
Which is why it is so important for him the win the kite running contest. Amir 's desire to please his father leads him to awful event that stays with him the rest of his life, Hassan getting raped. When Amir is contemplating helping Hassan he states, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini, 77). At the moment all Amir can think about is getting the kite to show Baba and seeing him proud, he wants to help but is young and conflicted.
As children, Amir and Hassan would go kite flying together. They had won a highly sought after accomplishment of winning a kite running tournament, hence the name of the novel. When Amir asked for Hassan to get the last kite at the competition he yelled, “For you a thousand times over!” (Hosseini, 2003, p. 23). Hassan loved the thought of Amir being proud of him and would do anything in his capability to do so. Unfortunately, Hassan rarely received the credit and same recognition that Amir received because of his lowly social status of a Hazara.
Maybe then things could return to how they used to be between us….” This shows how Amir craves for closure with Hassan, as his guilt is eating him alive. Instead, Hassan ends up hitting himself with the pomegranate instead of aiming at Amir. This shows Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir because even though Amir betrayed and abandoned him the day he got raped, he still had no intention of wronging him back, and would rather sacrifice himself, than allow anything bad to happen to
He wishes for Hassan to drop the subject and leave. On the contrary though, he wishes for Hassan to recoil. He feels that if Hassan were tro recoil, some redemption might occur. Amir feels that he is deserving of violence from Hassan. Amir is avoiding Hassan because he feels that he is not worthy of Hassan’s presence.
Nothing shows Hassan’s loyalty more than when he was raped by Assef. This event really showed how loyal Hassan is to Amir and how much he really values his friendship with him. Another significant example of loyalty being portrayed in the novel is Assefs loyalty to God. When Amir encounters Assef in his return to Kabul, Assef has become a disreputable felon, murderer, and a member of the Taliban. Assef believes that his actions show his loyalty to God.
Amir goes looking for him, only to find him getting raped by Assef and his two friends. Amir struggles to do something, to stop Assef but instead, he ran. He thinks to himself, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: nothing was free in the world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini 77). Amir became selfish, knowing what he did was wrong but grateful for Baba becoming
The Kite Runner is a story about the struggles in a friendship between two boys of different ethnicities. The major conflict throughout the book revolves around Amir 's act of betrayal towards Hassan, and the guilt he deals with. Amir does nothing to help Hassan while he is being raped. He feels like a coward for not standing up for him, and is unable to tell anyone what he saw. One night Amir says to himself, “‘I watched Hassan get raped,’ [he] said to no one...A part of [him] was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so [he] wouldn’t have to live with the lie anymore.
It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation. The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed to the