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.
Amir continually blames himself for not stepping up and stopping Assef and for everything that happens to Hassan thereafter. Before the incident, Amir and Hassan were, through their actions, close friends. But after the incident, Amir and Hassan are like oil and water, repelling against one another until eventually Hassan and Ali, his father, leave. All of this started with Hassan’s
Nonetheless, as pay back for this, Assef raped Hassan. This also proved that Amir would never be as loyal to Hassan as he is to Amir, as he just stood by and watched it happen. Hassan accepts the rape because he is resigned to his fate as the betrayed friend and victim of abused power. Although Amir betrayed Hassan, he still wants to maintain the friendship and remains loyal to Amir. Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions.
This quote demonstrates that Amir selfness of getting the kite meant more than helping his friend. The quote indicates that Hassan devoted himself for Amir, by protecting the kite. He knows that Amir is wrong when he didn't help him, but he understands his actions. Amir is so self centered that he only looked at the kite, because if the kite was ripped Baba would realize that something wrong happened. After Amir examines the kite, he looks at Hassan.
Sacrifice, one the most prominent themes in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, clearly determines a person’s unconditional love and complete fidelity for another individual. Hosseini’s best-selling novel recounts the events of Amir’s life from childhood to adulthood. Deprived of his father’s approval and unsure of his relationship with Hassan, Amir commits treacherous acts which he later regrets and attempts to search for redemption. These distressing occurrences throughout his youth serve as an aid during his transition from a selfish child to an altruistic adult. On the other hand, his Hazara servant and childhood friend, Hassan, has always remained loyal to Amir even with his atrocious betrayal.
His beloved father and brother passed away at a young age, and Mawi did not know how to handle this. Even though Mawi faced death in his family, it only motivated him more to try his best. “I almost abandoned my dreams of becoming a top student and earning a scholarship. But I loved my family too much to give up. And I knew that my brother Tewolde never would have given up.
The younger brother embodies the archetype of the caretaker. With the younger brother embodying the caretaker his core desire is to “ protect and care for others”().He spent years after his brother left looking at the bottle only thinking about his brother. This shows how much he cares. Then he goes on to protect him when he sees the color of the bottle change. When he set his older brother free he talked about the princess and how they slept together.
In The Kite Runner, Amir and Baba engage in the act of betrayal however Hassan never betrays. Amir, Baba’s son and the main character throughout The Kite Runner, betrays Hassan many times due to the fact of jealousy of the attention Hassan receives from Baba. First, when Amir tries to justify his actions he shows his motivations behind the betrayal. Amir states, “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini 77). Amir craves Baba’s attention so much that he
In the story We Were Here, Rondell is loyal because he will protect his loved ones, he will pulverize people who menace him and intimidate those who he considers friends, and he believes in his cohorts. Rondell protects his loved ones because his only immediate family was his crack-addicted mother, and his father is unknown. He then was placed into foster care until his great-grandmother took him in until she died of melanoma. If someone has all this happen to themselves, you probably will not take your loved ones for granted, and you will do everything in your power to make sure they are alive and well. He also was born extremely premature and he turned to religion (Christianity) to lead him through his difficult times.
One day Hassan told Amir, “For you a thousand times over” (Hosseini 153). Hassan would do anything for Amir. Even after he found out that Amir had watched him be raped he still wouldn't let Amir get in trouble. This shows how much Hassan loved Amir, not once did Hassan betray Amir yet that’s all he did to
Njal raised Hoskuld to be well-mannered and a strong fighter which earned him the respect of his brothers. Njal being a newly converted Christian became very sentimental after his newly raised son, Hoskuld was killed, especially since his death sprang from evil roots. Njal loved Hoskuld more than any of his other sons and would give up his life to save Hoskuld but the only thing Njal could do was make sure a settlement has been reached for the death of his foster son. Njal died in the most honorable way he can, with his family. Njal had the opportunity to leave his house when it was under attack without any harm done to him but chose to die with his family.