It seems that one of Hosseine’s goal is to make his readers understand one of the nature of humanity which is to commit wrongdoings and seek redemption from it upon reaching the point of realization. Although Amir did not actually seek redemption of his past actions, the events gave him the chance to finally conquer his guilt and pay back at least for what he have committed to his young friend. The Kite Runner had its readers excited and moved in the meantime. It recounts the narrative of Amir and Hassan, who are the closest companions and are additionally specialists in the craft of kite flying. The two young men live in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and they even made a decent attempt to win the neighborhood kite-flyling competition which is a well known Afghan hobby.
In the kite runner by khaled hosseini the author uses symbolism to show how a connection between two people can help them get over their past.The central idea is shown when amir teaches sohrab how to fly a kite and amir was showing hassan’s tricks in kite running. The author develops this idea through the use of the kite is used to represent amir’s childhood with hassan and the strong relationship they had which is now a connection with amir and sohrab. In the passage amir explains to sohrab how hassan was very good at kite running “Did i ever tell you your father was the best kite runner in Wazir Akbar Khan? Maybe all of kabul?”(367). Amir remember how well hassan did in kite running and how hassan always knew where the kite would
Because Amir doesn’t have a strong connection with his father, he decides to betray his childhood friend Hassan by preventing him when he got raped in a alleyway. Ever since he was young, Amir was detached with his father and his father always seem to treat Hassan, a Hazara or slave, with a higher importance than Amir. Thus, making Amir was very envious of Hassan, and is always competing with him to win his father's affections, and by having enough courage to become a man. Amir entered in a famous kite competition, and Hassan helped him win. When Amir knocked the last kite down, Hassan was running to grab Amir’s prize.
Sacrifice, one the most prominent themes in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, clearly determines a person’s unconditional love and complete fidelity for another individual. Hosseini’s best-selling novel recounts the events of Amir’s life from childhood to adulthood. Deprived of his father’s approval and unsure of his relationship with Hassan, Amir commits treacherous acts which he later regrets and attempts to search for redemption. These distressing occurrences throughout his youth serve as an aid during his transition from a selfish child to an altruistic adult. On the other hand, his Hazara servant and childhood friend, Hassan, has always remained loyal to Amir even with his atrocious betrayal.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, forgiveness. Forgive everybody” -Maya Angelou(). Louie Zamperini, the main character in the novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, evolves throughout the story and resolves with this idea of forgiveness.Louie faces challenges that range from his stealing tendencies as a young boy to surviving a plane crash during WWII, as well as becoming a POW.When he is rescued Louie isn’t the same man that he was before the war, but he goes through an evolution to become even better than when he started. Through Louie’s development of faith, Hillenbrand shows how he is able to forgive those who caused him extensive suffering. Louie transforms from a broken mess into a peaceful man because of his faith.
However because atonement is only achieved through doing constant good deeds readers see a second time when he reveals all. As Amir was on the phone explaining his story to Soraya he is able to reach a second step of atonement as he starts to redeem his guilt by letting go. His final redemption is seen as he takes Sohrab to America he is at peace. Through taking care of Sohrab Amir grows the most as a character and through reaching redemption he also is able to grow. While spending his life with Sohrab he repays Sohrab everyday by becoming more servant-like, loyal, and persistent waiting for him to open up.
Arvid is one of Peter’s main friends, therefore Peter’s attitude towards Arvid is understanding, loyal, and protective. He always defends Arvid when Thomas starts to pick on him. Peter ends up stealing a radio and is forced to join the Hitler Youth Movement in order to stay with his family. Peter disagrees with the philosophies that the Hitler Youth enforces, so he decides to still be a Swing Kid. Defending Arvid from Thomas is one of the crucial events that makes Peter realize that he should be a Swing Kid instead.
First of all,Assef and Amir’s reunion highlights Amir’s coming of age as well as the theme of redemption. Secondly, the fact that Sohrab saves the day with his slingshot reveals the parent-child relationship between him and Hassan. It also demonstrates Assef’s retribution. Finally, the discovery that Hassan and Amir are brothers reinforces the division of the social classes in Afghanistan. Amir, a man desperately seeking redemption and a “way to be good again”, is given the opportunity to finally be at peace.
One day after a kite race, Amir and Hassan go to look for a kite, and after being split up, Amir panics because he can’t find Hassan. Later, Amir finally finds Hassan being attacked by an evil kid named Assef. Amir ran off, je ran because he didn’t want to deal
As a servant, Hassan learns that it is his duty to sacrifice himself for others, giving him a nature of innocence. Hassan was also considered as one of the best kite runners, hence after Amir had won the tournament he promised him that he would collect the blue kite, stating “for you a thousand times over!” (59). The importance of Amir’s friendship to Hassan was highlighted through this, as Hassan wasn’t just making a promise to collecting a kite, he was making a promise to their friendship. Hassan was always brave and unwaveringly loyal to Amir, especially when Assef threatens him for being friends with a Hazara, so he humiliates Assef by hitting him with his slingshot. Nonetheless, as pay back for this, Assef raped Hassan.
Kite fighting was the only similarity between Baba and Amir. That is why Amir loved the winter so much. I have a prediction. If the terrible event that happened in Amir’s past was in the winter, and the title of the book is The Kite Runner, then maybe it had to do with the kite fighting. Since Amir loves winter so much, maybe this event ruined it for him.