In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles and guilt. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves or making up for their past actions. One of the central themes of the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is whether Amir truly redeemed himself for what he did. He has been living with the guilt from a unspeakable past childhood experience his whole life. He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him.
Ironic devices There are many ironic instances in " The Kite Runner". An instance of situational irony is the Amir is wealthy, educated and spoiled and has all the privileges that Hassan does not have. Amir abuses his power to manipulate situation for his own benefit. For example, allowing his best friend Hassan to get raped so he can take home the prize kite to his father, hoping to gain his approval. Hassan is a selfless, good person who has good intentions and loves Amir expecting nothing in return and even though he did nothing to help him while he was being raped..
Honesty is the Best Policy Why would a person lie to his sons about their identities? What problems could these lies cause in the long run? How can they influence a person’s life and choices? In the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Baba, Amir, and Hassan face these problems.
The author puts a lot of moral ambitious character in the story the Kite Runner. Amir is an example of a moral ambitious character. He is evil in the beginning of the story, but as he matures and grows up as an adult. The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini, is a novel about a young boy named Amir and how he grows up in the Afghan war and how life was during the war. Amir's Moral Ambiguity is important to this story because he provides readers to like and hate him.
The Changing Pace of Afghanistan The connection between father and son and brother and brother is formed by that common bond of acceptance. That same bond affects the people around them and their attitude towards people. Depending on how each groups interacts and interprets each other is what causes a close knit relationship. As scene in the Kite Runner the before and after of Afghanistan due to the Taliban will forever changed the way people accept each other.
The characters that are portrayed as villains in literature are called antagonists, but what happens when there isn’t a main villain within a novel? In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there is not a central, physical antagonist. With this in mind, the main character Amir faced many trials and tribulations within his life, but the main antagonist in the novel was the guilt within himself. Throughout his life, his past haunted him no matter where he was, and defined who he was; defining him as a coward, but then growing into a strong, courageous man.
The plot of novels is usually driven forward by one or more underlying themes that surround the majority of the actions that the main characters take. These themes range anywhere from seeking forgiveness to seeking revenge. In Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning novel, The Kite Runner, we follow the life of a young Afghani boy named Amir, who makes decision and acts in ways that not only impact his own life, but also drastically change the life of the one’s surrounding him. Many of Amir’s actions can be attributed to the main underlying theme in this novel, cruelty. We see Amir go from being the victim of perceived cruelty, to being the one causing the cruelty, to the one fighting the cruelty at the end of the novel.
“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces” (Philip Zimbardo). In life, most people experience times of stress in which their character is tested. In The Kite Runner, by Khalid Hosseini, the protagonist, Amir, is surrounded by many people who live on one side or the other of a supposedly black and white world and who help shape his own character and morals. The story has three important characters (Hassan, Amir, and Assef) who each have distinct types of morality (good, ambiguous, and evil).
Social Injustice is a situation when some unfair practices are being carried in society. Everyday someone is beat, raped, or crying for help in Afghanistan. This is what life has become in Afghanistan after the government has been overtaken. Social injustice is a major problem in Afghanistan. According to Farooq, “Social Injustice is a situation when some unfair practices are being carried in society.”
Anchit Mishra Ms. Kanika Dang English Term-2 Paper 10 November 2015 Morality as Depicted in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Humans are often known to differentiate their actions into two major parts— Right and Wrong. However, since there exists no universal definition of these words, and the human condition relates morality heavily with emotions, how is one to know which is which? The brief answer to this is:— There is no answer. In this human world, where most of our actions are governed by emotional impulses, it is not possible for a binary segregation of right and wrong to take place, without leading to conflict.
Similar to that of a kite’s composition, a degree of irony is woven into the friendship of Amir and Hassan. The kite’s characteristic beauty deceives onlookers as to its ruthless intentions; rather than simply displaying the kite’s graceful movements and appearance, kite fighters aim to destroy and capture their opponents. Likewise, while socially and culturally Amir is superior in education and power, an evaluation of loyalty and courage reveals that the lower-class Hazara servant maintains dominance. In fact, Hassan is able to forgive Amir for his betrayal decades before Amir is able to forgive himself, shown in his yearning “to rekindle things between [them]” (87-88). Amir understands his elevated social standing, but also recognizes Hassan’s superior self-confidence and forgiveness.
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. Amir is a character that is very concerned with what people think about him which leads him to publicly detaches himself from Hassan.