Hassan wasn't the strongest or biggest but he was the bravest and he had a strong heart. He
Good deeds can redeem for an evil action that people have done in their past which is seen through Amir from the novel as he slowly gets rid of his guilt from the past, one at a time. Amir is a complex character who makes many mistakes throughout the novel and readers can sympathize with him as he struggles to reach redemption. He suffers from different shameful events and struggles to overcome the different emotional guilt that he has as a changing character.Through different events he is changed before his path to atonement and after he reaches redemption, which is evident through the change of Amir. There are several other good deeds or actions that Amir commits throughout the novel which also act as stepping stones to Amir’s path of redemption.In
But I didn’t. I just watched. Paralyzed.”(pg.76 & 78) Here, Hassan gets raped by Assef when he was trying to retrieve Amir’s blue kite. In this part of the novel, Amir shows his poor sense of personal integrity because he “just watched. Paralyzed” him. Amir should be trying to help Hassan like “the day after Daoud Khan’s coup, when Hassan had saved us with his slingshot.” This reveals his cowardice because he is unable to defend a loyal friend unlike his friend once did for him. Here, Amir starts his quest for redemption because he couldn’t hold the guilt inside him. Secondly, Amir achieves his moral standard to help start develop his sense of personal integrity. Amir overhears Baba talking to Rahim Khan and picks up this,“A boy who can’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up for anything.”(pg.24) When Amir overhears this quote, he uses this as his moral standard as something profitable for him to redeem himself and Hassan. This is a significant quotation that sets the moral tone throughout the novel. Lastly, Sohrab’s rescue from Amir redeems himself. Amir is fighting Assef to try to rescue Sohrab, “WHAT’S SO FUNNY?’ Assef bellowed. Another rib snapped, this time left lower. What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of
In The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini writes that Amir makes mistakes, and because of that, it takes his entire life to redeem himself. Throughout The Kite Runner, Amir is looking for redemption. One of the reasons why Amir redeems himself was to fix the wrong he did to Hassan in his childhood. On the other hand, many may believe that Amir didn’t earn anything and rather wasted his time in Afghanistan. It might be thought that Amir did not revert his wrong to Hassan and did not redeem himself. Amir was able to do this in various ways throughout the book, especially towards the end. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini shows that Amir is able to redeem himself from the wrong he did to Hassan by putting himself in danger to rescue Sohrab, by receiving a scar from the fight with Assef signifying his redemption, and finally by bringing Sohrab back to United States with him.
The story ‘The Kite Runner’, written by Khaled Hosseini, takes place mainly during the war in Afghanistan. After the country became a republic instead of a monarchy, the former Soviet Union invaded the country. Many years later, the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement , seized power in Afghanistan. This was accompanied by intense violence and the consequences were immense. Not only was Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, almost entirely destroyed, but the cost to human life was also huge. The Kite Runner describes the life of Amir. Before the war, he lived in Kabul with his father Baba, their servant Ali and Ali’s son Hassan. Hassan and Ali are from a lower class than Amir and Baba, but Amir and Hassan are best friends regardless.
Lastly, Amir sacrifices his life to accommodate for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, after being taken by the Taliban. Amir resembles Baba because he too takes up redemption for the awful things he did. He understands the great danger Sohrab is in. He risks his life to help Sohrab; this shows loyalty to Hassan. Even though Sohrab is not Hassan saving his son shows that Amir is loyal to him. He would do anything for Hassan to make up for his childhood. After finding Sohrab, Amir comes face to face with Assef, Hassan 's rapist. “Another rib snapped, this time lower. What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that, in some hidden nook in the corner of my mind, I’d even been looking forward to this… My body was broken – just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later – but I felt healed” (Hosseini 289) This scene depicts the acceptance that Amir finally faces. He starts coming to terms with his past because he feels at peace over the fact that he is finally getting justice for Hassan. That he is brave enough not to run away just as Hassan would stay to fight. Amir sacrifices everything for Sohrab just as Hassan did for him once. Amir finally shows the love for Hassan that was given to
It is often the individuals taken for granted that have the most impact in the lives of others. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner explores the profound power that lies in the hands of influential figures, and the resulting impact that they can have in terms of shaping ones identity and actions. While personally lacking rich character development, Rahim Khan’s role in the novel is significant, not only in terms of influencing Amir’s life, but also as a tool of personification used to embody the overall themes that are exemplified. By serving as a father-figure in Amir’s life, acting as a friend and encourager, Rahim Khan is able to provide
In the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, a young, Afghan boy who learns about what it means to be redeemed through the experiences he encounters in his life. The idea of redemption becomes a lesson for Amir when he is a witness to the tragic sexual assault of his childhood friend, Hassan. As a bystander in the moment, Amir determines what is more important: saving the life of his friend or running away for the safety of himself. In the end, Amir decides to flee, resulting in Amir having to live with the guilt of leaving Hassan behind to be assaulted. Hosseini shows us how Amir constantly deals with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died.
Amir is the villain of The Kite Runner because he is greedy for Baba’s love, this leads to his disloyalty to Hassan and demonstrates his cowards because of his feelings of his guilt. Amir, although living a luxurious life feels something is missing, and it’s his father’s approval, he would do anything for it. After winning the kite tournament went to search for Hassan to see him surrounded by Assef and his two friends but, “Behind him, sitting on piles, of scraps and rubble, was the blue kite. [His] key to Baba’s heart” (71). All he cared about was the kite he cut in the tournament, he even sacrificed his best friend just for his father’s love. Not only does he not help Hassan, but also has these thoughts afterward, Hassan put his life on the line and Amir starts to think, “Nothing was
Throughout life, people will find themselves facing guilt or shame, some more significant than others. An individual experiences guilt knowing that they have committed some form of wrongdoing. To relieve themselves from this offense, they will try to be redeemed, or relieved from their sin. In Khaled Hosseini novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini described Amir’s journey to redemption after he betrayed Hassan during their childhood years. The five steps for redemption are categorized as Conviction, Confession, Repentance, Restitution, and Reconciliation. Although, Amir shows many acts of kindness and selflessness, in the end, he was not able to truly redeem himself.
When Amir went back to Afghanistan because of Rahim Khan’s letter, he went to redeem himself for his past mistakes. He needed to get rid of the guilt that has been haunting him for years. "What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975 I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that, in some nook in the corner of my mind, I had been looking forward to this." (Hosseini 289). While being beaten up by Assef, Amir feels at peace. He feels this ways because he feels that as he is taking the hits from Assef, it shows that he would do anything for Hassan. He is redeeming himself in a way that he is standing up not only for Hassan but also for Sohrab. Amir also stands up for his family, redeeming himself. "Hassan is dead now. That boy sleeping on the couch is Hassan's son. He's my nephew. That's what you tell people when they ask... And one more thing, General Sahib, you will never again refer to him as 'Hazara boy' in my presence. He has a name and it's Sohrab" (Hosseini 361). Again, in this quote, Amir redeems himself to Hassan and his family by standing up to General Sahib. Proving to Hassan that he was faithful to him all along, removing his
Betrayal is an issue many can relate to, whether it is done by a family member or a friend. In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, we witness betrayal play a vital role in the downfall of the main character’s Amir and Hassan’s friendship, and how betrayal was the reason for why Amir sought redemption in hopes to move on. The novel begins with Amir as an adult, recalling an event that took place in 1975 in his hometown Kabul, Afghanistan and how this event was what changed the rest of his life and made him who he now is. Despite this heartbreaking occurrence of Amir’s reluctance to help Hassan while he was being raped, it was the reason for why Amir later decided to be brave and stand up for what he believes in. Hosseini shows us how the Afghani culture and Amir’s reluctance to help
Amir at the time of Hassan's assault beloved that if he does not step in, he is doing the right thing for his relationship with Baba, but after he turned his back, he was left feeling guilt, which he carried with him for the rest of his life until he rescued Sohrab, which reiterates the theme of redemption.
Afghanistan is a state that they being controlled by the taliban.The taliban has very strict laws and if they are not followed there can be serious consequences, including death! Amir was told to come back to afghanistan because Raheim khan, his father's friend, was dying and needed someone to take Hassan's son back to united states. Amir immediately did not want to do it because he knew he was taking a risk because he was disobeying the taliban. Amir says, “why me?why can't you pay someone here to go? I'll pay for it if it is a matter of money.” but in the end Amir decided to go to kabul and end the cycle of betrayal in his family. Amir is performing a good deed for his mistakes. In this case he is taking hassans son,sohrab, to the united states as a refugee.This is showing that amir is taking responsibility and is going to face his problems instead of paying his problems
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a story about Amir’s life. A young boy growing up in Afghanistan with his Baba and his servants, Hassan and his father, Ali. Hassan and Amir were best friends almost like brothers, but their friendship had complications because of Hassan being a Hazara. Due to Hassan’s illiteracy, Amir would read stories to Hassan. Sometimes, Amir would even write his own stories to read to Hassan and let his father's friend, Rahim Khan, read. Rahim Khan was like a second father to Amir, except he was proud of and encouraged him unlike his actual Baba. Amir and Hassan did almost everything together, but most importantly they would participate in kite flying contests. Amir would fly the kite while Hassan ran the kites that Amir would cut down. Amir and Hassan were in the kite flying contest one