To undo this guilt he does different actions in the positive way that show how his actions are now used for positive good deeds. Amir grows to become someone willing to die for Sohrab and believes Sohrab to be a part of his family which is ironic because Hassan was never able to become a part of their family due to social pressures. After Amir recognizes that Hassan knew all along Amir has a bigger feeling of guilt which is only washed away through constant deeds. One service is when Amir places the crumpled money for a positive outcome rather than to chase someone out, “ Earlier that morning, when I was certain no one was looking, I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: I planted a fistful of crumpled money under a mattress ( 242) ”. As Amir grows as a character after ridding himself of different guilts he develops and grows by changing different actions that he has committed in the past as a sin.
Amir’s particular body language shows that he wants this deed to be seen by no one. Thus, glancing towards either direction to make sure that ‘the coast is clear’. He deprives Hassan and Ali from the house they have served faithfully for a long time, thereby stealing the truth from Hassan and depriving them of a home they knew well. Amir is driven by both the greed for his father’s attention and the guilt of being helpless when Hassan was raped. The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend.
It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation. The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed
As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents. Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet.
He hides behind a wall, and does nothing. This event leads to a rift between the two boys and guilt begins to consume Amir ruining the relationship furthermore. Hassan’s presence causes a strain on Amir which leads to him framing Hassan for theft. This leads to Hassan and Ali leaving which devastates Baba and plagues Amir with more guilt. Following the vacancy of Hassan and Ali, Amir begins to develop into an adult.
Hiram’s experience in witnessing a failed justice system for African Americans also caused a change in his personality. In the beginning of the book, he loved Greenwood, his grandfather’s home, and thought it was incredible. In the beginning, he states, “It was the best place on Earth” and that he, “loved [his] grandparents.” (Crowe 3) This demonstrates that there is a change in Hiram’s thought process and that this will change his personality and self-identification. Clearly, the murder of Emmett Till affected how Hiram viewed himself and others. Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South.
When Hassan says at the beginning of the story “for you a thousand times over,” it is more true then anything else. He had sacrificed himself his whole life for Amir and never expected anything in return. But the friendship was not just one sided, even though it seemed like that Hassan did huge things for Amir while Amir did little to nothing for Hassan, in the end, Amir show’d his true loyalty to his friendship with Hassan. In the small town of Kabul, Afghanistan, there is a sport called kite running. At this time at the beginning of the movie, we do not know the age of Amir or Hassan just that they are young boys.
He could not hold a grudge even after he was raped, writing friendly letters addressed to Amir about his life. On the other hand, Amir was portrayed as an unloyal friend until the end of the book. Amir treated Hassan badly out of jealousy and shame. However, Amir was able to atone for his mistreatment by taking care of Sohrab. He finally shows his loyalty towards Hassan by giving Sohrab a better life in America.
The most I managed was five. Baba was there, watching, and he patted Hassan on the back. Even put his arm around his shoulder.” (Hosseini, 13-14) Another important figure from the novel that has a significant effect on Amir is Hassan. His perception and identity of self was shaped through their difficult relationship. Even though when the two of them were young their relationship was perceived as a brotherly bond, it appears as the novel goes in more depth that Hassan causes a lot of guilt for Amir unconsciously.
Major Character Note #1: The character trait of generosity can be seen in this quote. Amir is being generous to Farid because he wants to help his family because they can barely afford food for their children. He gives Farid a little over two thousand dollars because he wanted to make it up to Farid and how he helped him find Sohrab. Amir is grateful for Farid’s help and how he remained loyal even if it meant that he was in danger so he wanted to repay him. Major Event Note #1: This quote displays a major event that happened in part 3 of the novel.