In a small Town called Waymer, there is a boy named Palmer who does not want to be a wringer. A wringer is a young boy who strangles pigeons which is part of the town’s tradition. During the town’s annual pigeon shoot it is an expectation that when boys become ten years old they become wringers. Jerry Spinelli’s book, wringer, is about the struggle to conform; in this case Palmer does not want to be a wringer because he cares for the pigeon. In the beginning of the book, it’s Palmers ninth birthday and he gets “The Treatment”.
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.
Cassidy Bulger Mr. Rigney AP English Lit October 22, 2014 Betrayal and Guilt in The Kite Runner In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, betrayal and guilt are prevalent in Amir’s relationship with Hassan. Throughout the course of the novel, Amir betrays his childhood friend, and family servant, Hassan. Much of this betrayal occurs in their youth, and because the acts were so horrific and the guilt that Amir carries is so heavy, their relationship dissolves over time. After Amir wins the kite fight, Hassan runs off to find the losing kite in order to take it home to Baba as a sort of souvenir. After some time, Amir wonders why Hassan has yet to return the kite.
If Amir had not abandoned Hassan after the kite race, Baba would have been able to watch his son grow up to be a man. On the day Amir graduates from high school, Baba wishes that “Hassan [could have] been with [them] today” (133). Baba misses Hassan dearly and his heart breaks to not witness Hassan growing into a man. When Amir refrains from standing up for Hassan, he inevitably causes Hassan and Baba’s permanent separation. Additionally, before they are engaged, Soraya tells Amir about her tragic backstory, fearing rejection and desertion.
One of Amir’s most cowardly moments was when he let Hassan get raped by Assef and pretended that it never happened. Following this event, he acted negatively towards Hassan and ignored him. Hassan and his father Ali ended up moving out of the house to live on their own after Amir framed Hassan for stealing his money and wristwatch. Hassan never protested or betrayed Amir in any way, showing how loyal he was in their friendship. Amir had been guilty for most of his life but always pushed his feelings aside because he was afraid to face the truth.
When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped. They realize that her and her family get divided overnight.They are trapped on the eastern side where they were living. While her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West. Four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side. She realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.
Khalid Hussaini portrays the image of Hassan as a Christ figure due to his sacrifice in the wining Kite incident with Assef the Sadist bully, because he refused to hand him the winning kite he had fetched for Amir. Although when he knew that he was going to get hurt or be insulted because Hussaini early in the novel had described Assef as a sadist and a sociopath character and the one who lives because the others fear him and his brass knuckles "years later, I learned an English word for the creature Assef was, a word for which a good Farsi equivalent does not exist: sociopath" , he chooses to sacrifice himself anyway " Assef knelt behind Hassan, put his hands on Hassan 's hips and lifted his bare buttocks, he kept one hand on Hassan 's back and undid his own belt buckle with his free hand, he unzipped his jeans, dropped his underwear, he positioned himself behind Hassan, Hassan didn 't struggle, didn 't even whimper, he moved his head slightly, and I caught a glimpse of his face, Saw the resignation in it, it was a look I had seen before. It was the look of
Baba is known by many of kabuls’ citizens, and has a very good reputation. One of Babas’ Business partners, Rahim Khan, becomes a very good friend of Amir and is an important character in the book. Baba is not proud of calling Amir his son, since Amir keeps disappointing him. Desperate to win his father’s attention and respect, Amir turns to the sport of kite flying, and at the age of 12, with the assistance of Hassan, he wins the annual tournament in Kabul. But Amir’s victory is soon worth nothing to him when he witnesses a horrible assault against Hassan, who has raced through the streets of Kabul to retrieve the last kite Amir had sliced from the sky.
In the story An Encounter, the schoolboys manage to escape from school with the thought of running away from the school dairy routine which is repetitive. In the outside world they meet with an elder man who turns out to be a pervert. In Araby, the boy fails to buy a worthy gift for his secret lover in a bazaar in Araby. He discovers the pain and unfulfilled dreams of the adult world. In Eveline, the young woman fails to escape with her lover and decides to remain with her cruel father in order to help raise her younger siblings as she had promised her
13: “I can tell Caballo doesn’t like what’s going on. He’s pointing at us and talking with his friends.” Why is Caballo upset by the singing children? He grouchy and never had a happy moment as a kid Ch. 14: “It’s his big chance to get him back, be the hero of the camp. I understand how he feels.” What is time earlier in the book when Julian wanted to be a hero, and how did that turn out for him?