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.
Wayne Dyer, an American philosopher, once said, “Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.” This is the protagonist 's main source of conflict in the book, the Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini. Amir and Hassan appeared to have a brotherly friendship. Even though they grew up together, it was intriguing how Hassan develops a brotherly bond with Amir while Amir does not reciprocate the love. By concentrating on what is missing in Hassan, it causes Amir to become separated from the relationship because Amir values social class over his friendship with Hassan, and stems from his jealousy that comes from an idea that Baba favors Hassan.
“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
The force of shame triggered Amir to turn his back on his best friend whom he later finds out is his brother, Hassan. Amir framed Hassan by saying he stole from him, “I lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it.” Amir was dishonored by not taking up for Hassan when he was in need of his assistance, so Amir’s shame caught up with him and assumed it would make matters better by attempting to have Baba get rid of him and Ali by framing him. Also, Amir disrespected Hassan and hit him in the chest with a pomegranate, “I hurled the pomegranate at him.”
Hassan protects the kite for Amir, then the house for Baba because he is loyal even when Amir is nothing but mean to him and takes him for granted. . Sanaubar goes from a no show mother to a constant is Hassan’s life because she feels guilty for leaving him when he was so young. Amir went from running from his problems and being a coward, to staying to fight and standing up for what he believes in.
In the search of approval Amir seemly betrays his only loyal friend Hassan to receive a more one on one relationship with Baba. In Amir’s eyes “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (77) in order for him to get rid of him with the events through the novel. Over the course of the novel, Amir faces continuous struggle for his father love and respect. It is made clear that every decision Amir makes is gearing towards earning Baba’s approval. Amir’s guilt was over powering him to the point where he sets up Hassan, “Then I took a couple of the envelopes of cash from the pile of gifts and [his] watch, and tiptoed out.”
An example of Joseph punishing David is when David wishes for a third hand. David accidentally says that if he had a third hand, simple tasks could be more efficient and Joseph, who is completely against anything that goes against the norm, hears this and enters into a fit of rage. Joseph then verbally abuses David by saying “Now go to your room, and pray. Pray, you wretched boy for a forgiveness you do not deserve” (Wyndham 27) and afterwards whips him. Joseph’s abusive behavior towards David creates a tense relationship between the two.
“I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions” by Augusten Burroughs. Death of a salesman is written by Arthur Miller, The play is about this man named Willy who has a really big tragic flaw and tries to make his sons the same way that he is which is him being insecure. Willy’s tragic flaw makes himself insecure and wants his sons’ to listen to him meanwhile he’s going crazy. Willy’s intensity is demonstrated in his prideful behavior.
Amir is the kite fighter, and Hassan is the kite runner (the one who catches the defeated kite after it falls from the sky), famed for his ability to know where the kite will fall without even looking. When Amir becomes tournament champion for the very first time, and earns his father’s respect he has longed for, Hasan get bullied and raped by Assef, who bullied Amir because of his friendship with Hassan. Having witnessed his friend being raped and yet too afraid to help him or act, Amir is incapable of facing Hassan. Thus, he fakes an accusation of Ali which leads to him being dismissed from the house by Baba, in attempt to get rid of the guilt he feels towards his
Willy will constantly say things that he does the opposite of, such as stating to 'not act like an office boy' yet scrambling to assist his boss in menial tasks. His self contradictory ways can also be supported by this quote, stating"One of the primary characteristics of Willy Loman's character is his penchant for self-contradiction: "Biff is a lazy bum! There's one thing about Biff- he's not lazy. ""(Murphy).
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir runs from the rape of Hassan with the belief that this sacrifice of Hassan, will grant him Baba’s affection and respect. In the alley Amir wants to take action, he wants to speak, but says “I didn’t, I just watched, paralyzed”(78). He finds himself conflicted between “looking at the blue kite resting against the wall, close to the cast-iron stove; and the other, Hassan’s brown corduroy pants thrown on the heap of eroded bricks”(81).
I also think that Hassan’s passive ways have power over Amir. Amir hates that he cannot undo what he did, or have Hassan deal the same pain onto him. This makes Amir feel bad because he knows that he has hurt Hassan. While Hassan doesn 't hurt Amir back, Amir is handling things in a pragmatic way. Amir’s goal was to get rid of Hassan.
Many times he would just let Hassan take the blame for all of his problems. Amir and Hassan are not friends. Amir did not help his so called best friend Hassan when he was being attacked because he was scared of getting hurt, and putting himself out there. Whenever the attack first started Amir was there watching.
Writing Assignment # 1- The Kite Runner Marwa Sadat The intricate relationship between Hassan and Amir in The Kite Runner allows the reader to understand the conflicts between two socially and culturally divided friends.
So instead of dealing with it, he just treated Amir like he was a stranger living in his house and paid a little more attention to Hassan. But the stranger, Amir, wanted nothing but his father 's love. After seeing signs that Baba loved a Hazara more than his own son, Amir got jealous. This jealousy taking root inside of Amir may have been trigger to his regretful actions from his childhood in Kabul to his life