The Kite Runner Amir Cruelty Analysis

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Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini was able to provide various ways in which cruelty had been exposed to each character. Cruelty can cause betrayal which later on creates guilt for many and satisfaction for others. Assef, a perpetrator, proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood to adulthood. As well as Amir, a victim who had proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood but transformed into a loyal and compassionate person throughout adulthood.

Most children don’t really understand what cruelty is, the reason being is because they don’t know what they’re doing until they become old enough to realize it. Unfortunately, Amir, one of the victims, had not been young enough to not understand. As a child, he made the mistake of not helping out his half-brother, Hassan. Even if he could have done something, he didn’t because of his cowardice, which was followed by selfishness. Betrayal made Amir the perpetrator. Due to his act of cruelty, he carried stones of guilt over his shoulder which were never shared with anyone but his own mind. Eventually, he was able to overcome the redemption he felt for what he had done. Or actually for what he had not done. One way was by the scars and broken ribs Assef had left
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According to Assef, his ways of thinking was always to eliminate the Hazaras. To him, Hazaras were the Jews of Germany when Hitler had been a ruler. Without considering him, he raped Hassan as a child. His act of cruelty didn’t only affect Hassan but it affected his relationship with Amir. Assef continued his Hazara executions and got rid of most. Still being the perpetrator as an adult, he tortured Amir stopping him from receiving what he wanted. Until he finally became the victim by being shot in the eye. Throughout his life, he always tended to stay a perpetrator not ever minding
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