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
Jim wakes and immediately begins to cry for joy at the sight of Huck, but Huck convinces Jim that there was never a storm and that Jim dreamt the whole thing. Jim stresses about his vivid dream until he realizes that Huck was lying to him. Jim chastises Huck and makes him feel worthless for treating Jim so badly. Huck felt terrible, but it took him “fifteen minutes before [he] could work [himself] up to go and humble [himself] to a nigger” (73). Huck struggles with
The kite represents Amir’s happiness because it connects him with Baba, this is very important for Amir because Baba believes his son is a coward who isn’t strong enough to stand up for himself. Although to impress Baba Amir lets Hassan get raped by Assef so he can bring home the blue kite, 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.” Amir has just witnessed Assef rape Hassan and instead of intervening he runs away. Amir says he aspired to cowardice because he believed that what he did was worse than cowardice, he feared that by intervening Assef would hurt him and that was the reason he ran. Although, he tries to justify this thought to make himself feel better, because the real reason he allowed the rape to happen was he wanted the blue kite.
It cannot be denied that Amir realizes that Hassan would safeguard him, yet his reactionary remark about Hassan being his maid highlights Amir’s weakness as well as his misuse of Hassan. Assef later examines Hassan’s faithfulness to Amir during the kite race in the winter of 1978. Where Amir, is eager for to win his dad's fondness shows that he will win the kite race, however, he cannot do as such without the assistance of Hassan. Hassan faithfully runs the kite for Amir, fulfilling the promise he made to Amir that anything for him even a ‘thousand times over.’ It is Hassan’s strength of character to help Amir complete his wish to satisfy Baba that prompts his assault. Whereas running the kite Assef threaten Hassan with his companions who tries to take the kite.
The first character foil they have is their personalities, Amir and Hassan have very distinct personalities and they show especially early in the book. Amir is not brave and Hassan seems to be, in the book when Hassan was getting raped by Assef Amir just stood there and watched. He didn’t stop because he was too much of a coward. Amir could've stopped the tragedy that had happened to his friend but he did nothing. Hassan on the other hand was offered to be let free if he gave away the kite but refused and that shows his braveness and loyalty.
Because Amir doesn’t have a strong connection with his father, he decides to betray his childhood friend Hassan by preventing him when he got raped in a alleyway. Ever since he was young, Amir was detached with his father and his father always seem to treat Hassan, a Hazara or slave, with a higher importance than Amir. Thus, making Amir was very envious of Hassan, and is always competing with him to win his father's affections, and by having enough courage to become a man. Amir entered in a famous kite competition, and Hassan helped him win. When Amir knocked the last kite down, Hassan was running to grab Amir’s prize.
They are supposed to be best friends, but Gene envies him and thinks he is trying to make him look bad. After Finny’s accident, Gene struggled with guilt and his life was changed because of it. “I spent as much time as I could alone in our room, trying to empty my mind of every thought, to forget where I was, even who I was. One evening when I was dressing for dinner in this numbed frame of mind, an idea occurred to me, the first with any energy behind it since Finny fell from the tree. I decided to put on his clothes” (Knowles 29).
For example, Edward sees Spectre as a place reminiscent of heaven, while Will sees it as rundown and abandoned. When Will claims his father is lying about his experiences to hide his personality, Edward replies, “I’ve been nothing but myself since I was born.” He also talks about catching a catfish with his wedding ring on the day his son was born, but Will learns that his father missed his delivery due to a business trip. Spectre symbolizes the world, which Edward sees optimistically and Will realistically. The inconsistent stories of Will’s birthday and the genuine personal belief in Edward’s words show the difference between what they consider true. Edward and Will’s visions of Spectre, arguments, and stories about Will’s birth portray the conflict between their perspectives on
Amir admits that the first thing he sees after witnessing Hassan being sodomized was the kite, the ticket to Baba’s affection. This shows that Amir, in that moment, cared more about growing his relationship with his father than caring about Hassan’s life and well-being. Conversely, Hassan cared about what he knew Amir cared about, the blue kite he was holding. Even though Hassan “swayed on his feet like he was going to collapse… he steadied himself [and] handed [Amir] the kite” (78). Amir’s betrayal is
How a person deals with guilt long term is what really affects their future. As said by Baba in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, “It may not be fair, but what happens in a couple of days, even a single day, can change the course of an entire lifetime” (Hosseini, page no.131). Therefore, one should redeem oneself and should not let guilt govern their future. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the protagonist Amir craves his Baba’s attention for his Baba never thought he was like him and thus, barely made any effort to have a conversation with his son. “I always felt like Baba hated me a little.
3) In this screen-capture the long shot and contrasting colours of the sky, dark silhouette of the trees and dog kennel on fire cause the audience 's eyes to be immediately drawn to the centre of the frame, creating an underlying tone of shock when it is revealed that Sam had caused it, due to him initially seeming like an innocent character. Sam can be heard saying, ‘... I accidentally built a fire when I was sleepwalking, I have no memory of this but my foster parents think I am lying’. This shows that Sam is not ashamed or afraid to tell Suzy about what he has done which demonstrates the trusting and honest relationship they share, this is an admirable trait of Sams that the audience are able to connect with. The fire supposedly caused by