ESSAY Many times I’ve thought about what’s important in a friendship, what lays the groundwork of a friendship? , what really keeps a friendship proceed for a long time?. I decided that Loyalty is a significant quality in a friendship because without it everything else will suffer in a friendship. Loyalty holds a friendship together, it grows the friendship and makes it stronger.
After he talks to Rahim Khan, he tells him the Hassan not only his childhood best friend but his half brother. Amir tries to help Hassan's own son, Sorab, who is his nephew that is locked in a orphanage. He ends up finding out that a taliab took Sorab. He is shocked when he finds where he is. He finds out that the head person there is Assef.
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
Unfortunately, Hassan rarely received the credit and same recognition that Amir received because of his lowly social status of a Hazara. When Amir took Sohrab kite flying, it brought back memories of Hassan, Baba, and even the scent of Kabul. He felt like how he had once felt as a child. He glanced over and saw Sohrab smiling for the first time in America, “one corner of his mouth had curled up just so. A smile.
: I noticed that Amir is a new type of person during this fourth of the book. Amir has grown up to be a man with a family, and now has a care free and peaceful life. Since his life before was filled with many challenges and scary situations, he has became more mature rather than a little boy under the protection of his rich and succesful father. But his selfish attitude still lives in his heart, he thought about his own benefit more than others , even for Hassan, a faithful friend who would give his whole entire life for Amir. On page 221 his words shocked me:" Why me? why can 't you pay someone here to go? I 'll pay for it if it 's a matter of money."His first instinct made me feel pity. He did not want to risk himself for his best
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.
The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew. He knew I’d seen everything in that alley, that I’d stood there and done nothing. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time” (ch. 12). Amir
Shame means that you feel remorse for something weather it is your actions or the actions of another. But having shame about a certain action or event doesn't necessarily mean that you have to regret or even take back what happened because there may be justifications and sometimes you can’t justify how you feel or why you feel that way. That being said shame is both the greatest motivator and the greatest deterrent, a lot of people build their lives around forces like shame.
These words by Rahim Khan are a basic way of telling Amir that he can still undo the damage that he has placed upon Hassan, by adopting his child, Sohrab. He indirectly lead’s Amir towards the child so he can save him from the hell hole that still is Afghanistan. Towards the end of The Kite Runner, Hassan passes away, and Sohrab learns that he could be sent to an orphanage. In reaction, Sohrab attempts to commit suicide, and is sent to the hospital.
In this essay I will be reflecting on the seminar that our class had about the Pashtunwali and its influence in the characters of ‘The Kite Runner’. First of all Pashtunwali is an ethical code that Pashtuns follow. In the book it talks about two main groups of people; the Pashtun live by an unwritten code that that is flexible and changes over time. The core belief of Pashtunwali is: self respect, independence, justice, hospitality, love and forgiveness. (although this doesn't seem to apply towards hazaras.) During the story Rahim Khan stated to Amir that “There is a way to be good again.” This quote refers to an event that happened elear in Amir’s life when he let his close acquaintance Hassan get raped for his own selfish gain. After not being able to deal with the guilt he then blamed Hassan for stealing and forced him and his father to leave out of shame. The one of the teachings of Pashtunwali is
The Kite Runner has three main parts to the story, it begins with Amir, a man who lives in California who refers back to his childhood memories in Kabul, Afghanistan. These memories affect him and mold him into the man he is. Amir as a child lived in Kabul with his father Baba, who Amir had a troubled relationship with. He had two servants Ali and his son Hassan. The relationship between them is more of a family rather that of servants. Amir’s mother died giving birth to him and Hassan’s mother ran away shortly after he was born. With Ali and Hassan being Hazarats or Shi’a Muslims they don’t have the same status as Amir and Baba being Sunni Muslims. Though Amir and Baba don’t mind it the neighborhood does, this tension occurs throughout the beginning of the story especially in one event the Kite tournament. This is when children fight with their kites and where they try and take out there opposing players kites. When the kite falls down, the person who ‘won’ it runs and get it. Amir wins the kite tournament and let’s Hassan run and get the kite that fell. When Amir goes looking for Hassan he finds him being raped by a group of neighborhood punks, Wali, Kamal, and Assef. Amir even as a grown man is still tormented by guilt that he never helped Hassan. Being a child Amir was too much of a coward to help Hassan, and with the feeling of guilt he couldn’t live with it. He frames
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are some very intriguing comparisons and stark differentiations between the father and son, Hassan and Sohrab. The two are both victims of sexual abuse, they both save Amir from harm, and yet their childhoods and personalities are very different. Hassan and Sohrab are sexually abused by the same man, Assef. When Hassan and Amir compete together in the kite flying tournament, everything starts out perfectly. They work together as a team and manage to cut everyone else’s kites out of the sky.
Amir’s fear of disappointing Baba is what caused him to build up regret and guilt. Amir knows Baba’s standards, and after betraying Hassan numerous times he senses that he may never be able to redeem himself. In fear of disappointing Baba, Amir grows up and becomes a much more respectful and honest person. Soraya also redeems herself after fearing her father when she ran away. Her father “told him that he had two bullets in the chamber, one for him and one for himself if [she] didn't come home”.
“I did not know what had emboldened me to be so curt, maybe the fact that I thought I was going to die anyway” (Hosseini 299). This quote is important because Amir carelessly argues with Assef and did not care with what he says. Amir is ok to do anything for Sohrab regardless. He already knows he is going to die so why not redeem himself. Furtherly, Hosseini writes, “Hassan had taken the pomegranate from my hand, crushed against his forehead.
People in our life can influence us in many ways. People like our family, friends or close relatives can influence us. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s character has been shaped and heavily influenced by Baba, for shaping him into the man he is, also Hassan for showing him that forgiving is important and Sohrab for helping him redeem himself. Sohrab was one of the few characters that influenced Amir because he helps him redeem himself. When Amir goes to Pakistan because Rahim Khan tells him that he is sick and wants to see him, Rahim tells him, “I want you to go to Kabul.