Amir was unable to love Hassan because society internalized racial prejudice into him. Hassan loved Amir unconditionally , despite his unfair treatment, because his socioeconomic status made injustice appear acceptable. Baba contributed to inhumanity by placing appearances in front of his love for Amir while in Afghanistan. Once Baba and Amir left, however the heavy curtain of expectations were lifted and Baba focused on what was truly important, loving Amir. Amir redeemed himself not loving Hassan by differences aside with Sohrab and treating him like a son.
When Farid confronts Amir about his business in Afghanistan, he tells the family about his quest to find his nephew, Sohrab. They call him “an honorable man” and “a true Afghan” which makes Amir uncomfortable because in his mind, those descriptions define Hassan, not himself (238). At first, he does not agree with them and still views himself as a coward. However, those comments also nourish the idea that because he made the selfless decision to risk his life to save Sohrab, maybe he really can be able to adopt some of Hassan 's honorable qualities and forgive himself. Having seen tangible evidence of the changes in his demeanor, the weight of his guilt lessens, but Amir still cannot completely forgive himself.
Being that Hassan was loyal and wanted to keep his promise to Amir, he decided to pay the price which was rape. The saddest part was that Amir was there watching from a distance and was unwilling to help his best friend due to his lack of courage and inability to stand up for himself. Up until adulthood, Amir had to carry the baggage of betraying Hassan by not being there when he most needed him, this guilt tormented him to the point where he moved to America with his dad, Baba, as a way to escape his
His shame for being so selfish and cowardly, while Hassan always was faithful to him. Amir wanted to get rid of Hassan. Therefore, he planted his new watch and some Afghani bills under Hassan’s mattress. He thought Baba would condemn him for this. Although he knew that Amir betrayed him, Hassan said to Baba that he stole the watch and the money.
He is shocked when he finds where he is. He finds out that the head person there is Assef. He has unfinished business with amir.¨ When it's all done, only one of us will walk out of this room alive,¨ Assef said. ¨if it's him, them he's earned his freedom and to let him pass, do you understand?¨ What Assef is saying is that they have to settle their differences and if Amir wins then he gets to take Sohrab home. Amir is a good person, he is willing to get beat to death to save Sohrab.
The difficulties of the past have faded and they have a special bond now, a father and son bond. Early in The Kite Runner, Amir and Baba had a difficult relationship. It’s human nature to want to be liked by everyone. Obviously, though, is impossible. Amir feels neglected and unloved and strives to change this.
Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself. The symbol of the kite represents not only guilt, but also Amir’s futile attempts for redemption. With this in mind, Amir’s longing for Baba’s love, the assault from Assef, and Sohrab’s journey all come full circle in the end and show that Amir can mend his mistakes once and for all. After years of standoffish treatment from Baba, Amir believes that he needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes to reconcile for the death of his mother. At such a young age Amir, “always felt like Baba hated, [him] a little.
This led him to wish that his brother was different, and when seeing the opportunity he decided to help his brother walk. Although this may seem as if it was a compassionate and helpful act, the narrator did all of these things not for the well-being of his brother, but instead for himself. In the text, it describes, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.”(Hurst 389). This quote reveals the narrator’s true feelings and the selfishness that hid behind his righteous deeds. Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother.
• Rahim Khan tells Amir about the Taliban officials wanting Baba’s house. As a result of Hassan being a Hazara, it implies that he has no right to live in this house because a Hazara like him cannot afford a big house like Baba’s. • The value of a Hazaras life is none in Kabul. Foreshadow of Hassan’s death occur when the Taliban first took over after the victory against the
The main event that betrayal is shown is when Amir did not speak up while Hassan was abused. Hassan has stood up for Amir in every circumstance. That is utter betrayal to do that to someone you consider your brother. To even worsen the situation, Amir said that Hassan stole his watch which led to Ali and Hassan moving away. Another instance betrayal is shown is how Baba is Hassan's father which means that he betrayed his best friend Ali.
If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend. Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
Lastly, Amir sacrifices his life to accommodate for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, after being taken by the Taliban. Amir resembles Baba because he too takes up redemption for the awful things he did. He understands the great danger Sohrab is in. He risks his life to help Sohrab; this shows loyalty to Hassan. Even though Sohrab is not Hassan saving his son shows that Amir is loyal to him.