The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir. In chapter 7, Hassan gets raped by Assef, and Amir does nothing to help him. Later on, Amir and Hassan return to the tree where Amir becomes infuriated with Hassan for not treating him the same, ever since the kite festival. On page 93, Amir says, “‘Hit me back, goddamn you!’ I wished he’d give me the punishment I craved, so maybe I’d finally sleep at night. 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.
2. When Nancy gets herself in debt and Jim covers for her, she gives him a kiss although they both know it didn’t really mean anything. The way Nancy got Jim to cover for her debt could foreshadow that she didn’t truly care for him and was simply using
He not only told Hermia that he hated her and loved Helena, but he also ridiculed her in front of Demetrius and Helena. “Get you gone, you dwarf, / You minimus of hind’ring knot-grass made, / You bead, you acorn” (3.2.327-329). Even if he thought of the night as a dream like the rest of the lovers, knowing that he and Hermia both dreamed that he said those things would make him feel something less than “true delight.” He never expresses guilt for betraying the woman he loved because he does not remember doing
com, betrayal is defined as to deliver or expose to an enemy by disloyalty. In the novel “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir hurtfully betrays his childhood best friend, Hassan, through the actions of jealousy, selfishness, and fear. Amir and Hassan had both built a type of friendship that was almost unbreakable because both of the boys had the same interests with one another. Hassan always
First deception being between Desdemona, Othello, and her father with the elopement. Next, The lack of communication between the two characters signifies the type of relationship Othello and Desdemona had. Despite the fact that each were loyal to each other, it proves to show how unhealthy their relationship truly was, and reflects how it was in the beginning as well when they eloped and how much it was a bad idea. Iago, however, remained sovereign over their relationship, allowing the loves to fall right into his trap. However, Iago is not the only one that is to take all the blame.
Baba brought the kite to Hassan to make up the guilt for not being able to acknowledge to truth. Baba’s hesitation, which causes by sin leads Amir to feel that he never knows Baba completely, alienating Amir from Baba while Amir is growing up. Baba locks this secret because of his love to Amir that he doesn’t want to impair Amir’s heart. Hence he acts cruel, marble, and unreasonable to not making Amir doubts him. In Baba’s angle, all the things that he does is based on the love to Amir, the guilt to Hassan and the tension of not to being doubt by Amir.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
An obvious symbol for The Kite Runner is kites. Kites symbolize Amir's allowance of Hassan's rape. The kite symbolizes his disloyalty towards his faithful best friend. Hassan refuses to fly a kite until the end of the book. He flies a kite with Sohrab because adopting Sohrab was redemption for Amir's betrayal to Hassan.
One of the main themes in The Kite Runner is forgiveness. It is shown in many different ways throughout the book and mainly revolves around how Amir wants to be forgiven for not helping Hassan when Hassan needed help the most. Amir cannot live with the guilt and feels a strong need to find redemption after he betrays Hassan. Hassan, who has always helped him and stood up for him in the past, got raped while Amir was watching and cowardly refuses to intervene. Amir couldn’t live with the guilt, so he framed Hassan for stealing objects from the house.
Hassan does everything for Amir, most specifically, he runs his kites, and when the town bully wants to steal that kite, Hassan resists even in the face of unspeakable violence. He resists for Amir whom he loves with his whole heart. Amir witnesses this struggle, but he does nothing; he runs away since “he was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (Hosseini 77). Amir has always believed, deep down, that his father favored Hassan, a Hazara, the dirt of Afghan society, over him, his own son. Seeing Hassan reduced to that level of baseness is perversely satisfying for him.
Self pity was not a friend of Joseph. The false rape charge did not cause him to turn from his maker. Joseph maintains his uprightness even in the ace of wrong, and he became second in charge of the enemy’s nation. Joseph’s bush experience was many, when the former prisoner forgot him- the fire was not consumed, when his employer’s wife lied on him. The fire was not consumed, when his brothers plotted to destroy him, the fire was not consumed, because as long as we maintain the flame, the enemy can mean it for evil, but God Yahweh, he who dwelt in the bush….
“The Saddest things about betrayal is that it never comes from your own Enemies”. It comes from your friends and loved ones” (Search Quotes). To demonstrate, Julius Caesar was Brutus’s best friend and Caesar thought he would never betray him however, Brutus ended up stabbing him. Brutus betrayed Caesar because he thought it would be better for Rome. In the same way, Judas was one of Jesus disciples and at the last supper he betrayed Jesus with a kiss.
Arthur did this because he was a nice man, until Roger wanted to get revenge on him. Hawthorne states, “In Dimmesdale’s secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge…fasting for days…stayed awake for vigils” (133). Arthur was secretly evil and Hester was the only one who knew it. Hester knew this because she kept a close eye on him. Chillingworth does not want to seek revenge against Roger and he does not want to harm him.