Unable to forgive himself he goes back to Afghanistan to make things right and become good again. To forgive himself, he tries to atone for all the sins he has committed. In Rahim’s letter Amir is told tat God forgives anyone who asks for it but it is the people who have a hard time forgiving others. Baba, Amir’s father, has also committed sins and done some bad deeds. The guilt comes in the way of his life, guilt for not being able to socially accept Hassan as his son.
For example, before Amir goes to save Hassan’s son, Rahim Khan, a friend of Amir and his father, call’s Amir to come to Afghanistan and then said “there is a way to be good again”(2). This is saying that if Amir goes to Afghanistan for Rahim Khan, he will be good again. Amir proves this is incorrect by going to Afghanistan, getting the boy and coming back, but in the end the guilt sticks with him. Another thing critics may say is Amir was not wrong in being a “coward” on the day of Hassan’s rape and beating. For example “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.
In the end, I ran.” (Hosseini 77). Amir obviously shook by seeing his best friend raped, did not know how to react in the situation. Therefore, his fight or flight instincts kicked in and he ran off still in a state of shock. Perhaps the reason he never told Hassan was that he felt guilty that he did not do anything for him but ran. Even then, he just acted even worse than before, not changing for the better but for the worse.
(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
For example, he was fairly positive that Gene had jostled the limb, but he could not bring himself to admit it. He felt that, if he admitted that Gene had ultimately broken his leg, he would be putting the friendship between him and Gene in jeopardy. After Gene tells Phineas that he jostled the limb, Phineas angrily replies, "I'll kill you if you don't shut up." (62) This shows how much Phineas values his friendship with Gene, as he is willing to go to extreme extents to preserve it. However, Phineas' inability to admit the truth ultimately brought his own death.
Amir makes hassan look like a thief by “planting [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under [the mattress]” (Hosseini 104). Hassan knew of Amirs intentions that Amir wanted him to leave so Hassan lies and says that he stole it in order to remain loyal with his friend Amir. Thus, Hassan and his father Ali, feel like they can no longer serve Baba or Amir anymore and leave forever; Amir never sees him again. It was then that Amir realized how much of a horrible person he was and how undeserving he was to have Hassan. His father realized it was him and forgave him even though his father said “theft is unforgivable.” For Amir, Hassan would do anything “ a thousand times over” (Hosseini
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."
In The Kite Runner, shown in multiple ways, shame can be an extremely destructive force in an individual’s life by destroying relationships between loved ones. 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.” To me this was an attempt for Amir to test Hassan’s honor and respect by seeing if he would hit him back;
Once Ben began to talk to Dallas Susuki it wasn’t long till he fell in love with her, even though she confessed to him that she was raped and already had a son. After Dallas told Ben this secret Ben contemplated telling Dallas about his disease but he still refused to tell her. Eventually Ben told Dallas and she became very angry at him. “I couldn’t imagine you’d like me… knowing I was dying made me brave” (254). Dallas then made Ben leave his house because she was so angry that he hid this secret for so long.
After Hassan’s rape, Amir knows that he had not done the right thing and turned his back on Hassan when he had an opportunity to help him. Amir admittedly says, “I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could run” (77). We
If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend. Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
He wanted to treat Hassan more like a son, but he could not. 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
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.
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker. “There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.” (pg.
By rebelling, he was trying to show how cruel his father truly was. Likewise, Richard is compelled to fight back against his relatives punishment, especially when he “ lunged at [Aunt Addie] with [a] knife” (108). In this occurrence, Richard is accused of lying by Aunt Addie and he does not want to be beat with a switch, so he fights back. After years worth of accusations and brutal discipline, Richard finally stands up to his family because he can not take it any longer. Additionally, Richard refuses to accept the black and white codes.