I ran it fairly. This is his kite” (page number). Assef and his cronies had Hassan cornered, but instead of giving them what they wanted, Hassan continued to be a great friend to Amir and to fight for fairness. Hassan’s rape also marked a changing point in Amir’s story. Amir continually blames himself for not stepping up and stopping Assef and for everything that happens to Hassan thereafter.
Hassan does everything for Amir, most specifically, he runs his kites, and when the town bully wants to steal that kite, Hassan resists even in the face of unspeakable violence. He resists for Amir whom he loves with his whole heart. Amir witnesses this struggle, but he does nothing; he runs away since “he was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (Hosseini 77). Amir has always believed, deep down, that his father favored Hassan, a Hazara, the dirt of Afghan society, over him, his own son. Seeing Hassan reduced to that level of baseness is perversely satisfying for him.
As he runs away to catch it, he yells “For you a thousand times over,”(371). Amir shows he is loyal through these things, and we know this because of how he changed and how he shows his loyalties different. In conclusion, the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini shows you if you want to be good, you should be loyal to people you are close to. After reading this, my personal opinion is that this shows loyalty is black and white because of how Amir changed and became loyal to people he cares about. Do you think loyalty is black and white, or
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses foreshadowing and symbolism in order to contribute to the discourse on the topic of loyalty in society. In the beginning of the book, Hosseini uses foreshadowing when Amir talks about how “Hassan never denied [him] anything,” on page 4. This foreshadows to page 105 when Hassan says a simple “Yes,” to admit that he stole the watch and the cash when he did not. This shows Hassan’s loyalty because he would take the blame for Amir which shows what a good friend he is. Foreshadowing is also seen when Hassan has the dream about Amir going into the lake to show that there is no monster.
While Ellen’s attempt to transform New York fails, Ellen is able to use her influence over Archer’s heart. Although many elites believed Ellen would be exiled from society, Archer’s interest in Ellen’s foreign background depicts a slowly adapting society. Some of the upper class is beginning to respect Ellen and her European culture, but most of the elites despise Ellen when the narrator says, “There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly; and one of these in the old New York code, was the tribal rally around a kinswoman about to be eliminated from the tribe” (276). The traditional New Yorkers seem to be excited about the elimination of Ellen Olenska from their society. When Edith Wharton refers to Ellen as a kinswoman, she suggests
This can even be manifested in names; when people have foreign-sounding name, they are often not associated with the English language and face ostracism on the grounds that they aren’t like Americans. Firoozeh Dumas, in her essay “The ‘F Word,’” explains how her unfamiliar name, which was considered normal in Iran, resulted in her being discriminated against in America. After deciding to go by Julie instead of Firoozeh—due to remarks from her peers—her American classmates became accepting towards her, prompting Dumas’s realization that “these people would have probably never invited [her] to their house had they known [her] as Firoozeh” (Dumas 740). In this, Dumas shows how her American classmates were far more willing to accept someone who spoke English and had a name that was familiar to them. Dumas’s original name, Firoozeh, suggested that she wasn’t born in America, so her peers excluded her.
How can two novels like “ The Kite Runner and “ To Kill a Mockingbird have any similarities or differences? In “The Kite Runner” one of the most known characters that sacrifices his life for family and what he believes in is Hassan, he is a brave and tough person who has had many challenges in his life. More than, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” Atticus is the same, he always stands with what 's right and is willing to do the impossible to fight against racist people. Hassan and Atticus are both characters who are role models and intelligent. On the other hand their intelligence and respect sometimes disturbs other characters.
Courage is an important theme throughout this story especially within the family values in Kabul. Baba had always believed that Hassan was very courageous and stood up for himself, but Amir was warned on multiple occasions that “a boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” (chapter 3). Amir proved this on his own when he ran away from problematic situations, for example when Hassan was raped by Assef. Whenever there was danger around when Hassan and Amir were together, Hassan always stepped up and fought for his friend. The concept of friendship shifts through Amir and Hassan’s understanding of their relationship.
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir is faced with Conflict; a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one. Conflict is something no one wants to experience, but yet everyone experiences it eventually. In The Kite Runner, conflict deeply affects the main character, Amir. The conflict begins when Amir and his best friend Hasaan are partaking in the Kite running festival; Hassan shows absolute devotion to Amir, even as Hassan in raped by a neighborhood bully. When Amir neglects to step in and help his friend, he is overcome with guilt; Amir was engulfed in his own emotional toxicity for years.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner narrates through multiple events involving the contradicting actions of greed, courage, and betrayal against individual to individual. Amir, protagonist and narrator of the plot, goes through the remembrance of events from his hometown as a child, leading to his current position in life. In his past life, he experienced many obstacles and ramifications with his decisions in actions regarding life and friendship. The symbolism of the pomegranate tree where Amir and Hassan played daily together represented the intimate connection between the two friends, as the pelting of Hassan by Amir with pomegranates causing them to break represented the change in perspective towards each other in intimacy of their friendship due to the betrayal of Amir witnessing as a bystander in Hassan’s rape. Betrayal is used as key object within the novel, which progressively develops each character into who they become in their own genuine character.