The Kite Runner: Jealousy Character Analysis

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One’s guilt can creep like a shadow forever, but at the end of the road, redemption is an option of opportunity to change. Jealousy is like a piece of candy; It’s uncontrollable to distance from, and sometimes can lead to a negative aftermath. Every country and ethnicity has their own moral, virtue, and religious beliefs. In Khaled Hosseini’s dramatic novel, The Kite Runner, the main character, Amir, faces a horrible sin, which leaves him in distress and guilt. From his childhood to adulthood, Amir comes in contact with a lot of jealousy, but at the same time tries to redeem himself. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, one of the main characters, Mariam, also faces a similar conflict as Amir. She’s sinned and in return…show more content…
In chapter five of The Kite Runner, It’s Hassan’s birthday and just like every year, Baba presents him a gift. This year's gift is a plastic surgeon, to remove Hassan’s harelip. Amir says, “I wish I too had some kind of scar that would beget Baba’s sympathy. It wasn’t fair. Hassan hadn’t done anything to earn Baba’s affections; he’d just been born with that stupid harelip” (Hosseini 46). When Amir says, “I wish I too had some kind of scar that would beget baba’s sympathy”, we can infer that because of Hassan’s harelip, Amir believes that's the only reason why Baba treats Hassan with such care. Because Baba and Amir's relationship isn’t as stable as Baba and Hassan's, Amir shows a bit of jealousy. After Amir says, “It wasn’t fair. Hassan hadn’t done anything to earn Baba's affection”, we can infer that Amir is frustrated that Baba cherishes Hassan and questions himself, what did Hassan ever do? Amir is angry because his whole life, he tries to get Baba’s attention and acknowledgment. However, each try ends futile. When Amir says, “ He’s just been born with that stupid harelip”, we can infer that again, Amir’s angry and jealous of Hassan as he gets the whole attention, and Amir doesn’t. In chapter thirty three of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Laila’s newborn, Aziza, is gradually growing day by day. Mariam seems to not pay attention to the baby nor Laila, as Mariam sees Laila as just a whore. However because Mariam's unable to conceive, here and there her emotions tend to change. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini says, “Mariam found it exhausting to watch the girls lolloping enthusiasm- and has to admit, if only privately, to a degree of admiration. She marveled at how the girl’s eyes shone worship, even in the mornings when her face drooped and her complexion was waxy from a night’s
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