Amir is avoiding Hassan because he feels that he is not worthy of Hassan’s presence. Amir’s feeling of unworthiness continues; it leads to him asking Baba a seemingly selfish question while in the garden. To Baba’s dismay, Amir asks, “Baba, have you ever thought about
No one is perfect and everyone makes mistake, but how does one come back from horrible things they have done and redeem themselves? The main character, Amir in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini goes through a traumatic childhood that continues to haunt him throughout the rest of his life. He lives in a well off home with his father in Kabul, Afghanistan, along with their two servants Ali and Hassan. Having grown up together Amir and Hassan do everything together. A popular activity in Afghanistan is kite running, were the two make the perfect team, until one day a disturbing incident occurs.
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.
Amir’s internal conflict negatively impacts his characterization by characterizing him as fearful. Amir’s growth is marked by his reluctance to solve his past transgressions. Many years later, when he is about to marry Soraya Taheri due to Baba discussing with General Sahib about the matter, Soraya tells
Throughout the Kite Runner, Amir lived a deceptive lifestyle by pretending that he was a good kid though he’d done terrible things to Hassan. Redemption plays a key part in Amir’s life because it gave him the urge to become a good person. There’s a way to be a “good person”. Amir knew that he could only achieve this if he has the chance to face his past and reconstruct it. In Amir’s perspective, redemption is his way of becoming “good” again.
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.
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.
Ever since I have known where I want to go in life. Through this relationship with my dad, I grew as a man and ultimately matured. However, for Amir, the main character, in Khaled Hosseini 's novel, The Kite Runner, has poor moral character and during his transition ultimately has several bad experiences which did take away his innocence. However, as time progresses through Amir 's life he is asked to fulfill a calling and make amends for his
The author Khalid Hosseini portrays himself as a selfish coward in his novel, The Kite Runner. In his novel, several themes emerge throughout the story, though the dominant theme I have obtained is redemption. Throughout this book, the writer shows how he has grown and matures from a selfish little boy into a courageous man. Amir seeks redemption for his betrayal of his childhood best friend, Hassan. As a young boy, Amir feels though he should be put through emotional and physical pain to be able to find his redemption.