Later on that afternoon, Gene is told that Finny has died from the broken leg, and Gene does not allow himself to cry because of it, because he feels as though Finny is now a part of him. Finally, the book ends with all the boy’s at Devon graduating and seperating off into different parts of the military. Gene never actually sees action, but feels as though he has already fought a war at Devon since he now understands that almost everyone harbors some kind of undignified hate in their heart. Everyone except
In the novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, displays the struggles of Amir’s childhood to earn back his redemption for the acts against him. Amir had been a disappointment to his father Baba who had because he has not lived up to Baba 's standards. Through the start of the novel redemption seems unreal after the horrific event of the rape scene, but events flip and turn towards the positive side of the need for helping others. Amir who had betrayed his brother Hassan during the horrific rape scene, not fighting back save his life, realizing what he had done wrong in that situation. To earning what had been missing in the redemption to show Hassan who he really was he goes back to Kabul to save his nephew, who had been Hassan 's son.
Amir betrays Hassan many times in the novel but the biggest betrayal is when he watches Hassan get raped by Assef and does nothing for Hassan even though Hassan has always helped , protected and supported him in times of need; watching Hassan get raped leads to Amir getting nauseated at the very thought an sight of Hassan. The in turn leads to the second betrayal where Amir hides hi birthday money and an expensive watch under Hassan’s bed and blaming Hassan for the theft manages to remove him from his life at the cost of saddening everybody he has ever loved. Then baba and Amir move away from Afghanistan to The United States of America. Even though baba does not like living the life of a war refugee in another nation while his own nation is destroyed he realizes that the way Afghanistan was his place where he was known as ‘Toophan Agha’ (Khaled Hosseini) and had all pleasures of life he realizes that America is the better place for his young son Amir. Even though baba has t work at a gas station without any medical cover he still works and tries his best to earn and save as much as possible for Amir’s future.
When Amir visits the pomegranate tree he remembers his letter from Hassan that the pomegranate tree had not produced any fruit for many years. This symbolises that the relationship between them was broken as the tree was dying. The value of friendship between Hassan and Amir naturally changed throughout the years just as the pomegranate tree’s state of health
Finally when he thought he couldn’t take the guilt anymore, he blames Hassan for stealing money from him and forces him out of baba’s house. Although he never sees Hassan again, he does not forget the terrible sins he committed. After years of holding the guilt of his doings, Amir sets out to seek for redemption. Amir goes back to where it all started, Kabul, to find Hassan’s son Sohrab.
For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
In the 1970’s, Afghanistan was not the country we now know it as today, many people’s lives were extravagant and wonderful, though still many lived in poverty as well. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, depicts Amir’s life is completely flipped on its head when his friendship with Hassan, his loyal servant, is torn apart when a young Amir witnesses a devastating scene and does nothing to help Hassan. After years of running away from his thoughts and guilt, Amir finally musters up the courage to face his demons and become good again. Along with these themes of guilt, friendship, and race, one more prominent and most important is redemption. Many may believe that full redemption is unattainable, but with the right mindset and motives, it is possible to redeem oneself.
One of Amir’s most cowardly moments was when he let Hassan get raped by Assef and pretended that it never happened. Following this event, he acted negatively towards Hassan and ignored him. Hassan and his father Ali ended up moving out of the house to live on their own after Amir framed Hassan for stealing his money and wristwatch. Hassan never protested or betrayed Amir in any way, showing how loyal he was in their friendship. Amir had been guilty for most of his life but always pushed his feelings aside because he was afraid to face the truth.
The kite symbolizes his disloyalty towards his faithful best friend. Hassan refuses to fly a kite until the end of the book. He flies a kite with Sohrab because adopting Sohrab was redemption for Amir's betrayal to Hassan. A motif in novel is a lamb. Lamb was brought up multiple times when discussing about sacrifice.
The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir. In chapter 7, Hassan gets raped by Assef, and Amir does nothing to help him. Later on, Amir and Hassan return to the tree where Amir becomes infuriated with Hassan for not treating him the same, ever since the kite festival. On page 93, Amir says, “‘Hit me back, goddamn you!’ I wished he’d give me the punishment I craved, so maybe I’d finally sleep at night.
In chapter six, while bypassing a village they were captured by villagers because the boys were believed to be rebels; another boy from their home village, Mattru Jong, spoke out and said they were not rebels. Every page I turned, there was more shock, sadness, and a wanting to help that kept my eyes glued the pages and my mind wanting to engulf more of the story. One of the most saddening parts of this book was when Ishmael was at one of his lowest points: He had lost the other five boys journeying with him, including his brother Junior, and two months later ran into six other boys from his village. Him and these boys were walking to a village which a lot of Mattru Jong villagers were at.
On February 2, 2007 James Van Iveren, a “man [with] good intentions, dies by the sword” in a recent breaking and entering scandal. The author of this passage is reaching out to readers in Wiconsin, and others who are captured by the infatuating tile. They drawl of this passage is the rare and intriguing story behind the madness. A man who is home along hears, or what he thought he heard, was “a women being rapped.” While trying to do what he thought was right he grabbed a “Calvary sword”, broke into a neighboring apartment to save the damsel in destress, just to find out that it was a man watching an adult film home alone.
Similar to that of a kite’s composition, a degree of irony is woven into the friendship of Amir and Hassan. The kite’s characteristic beauty deceives onlookers as to its ruthless intentions; rather than simply displaying the kite’s graceful movements and appearance, kite fighters aim to destroy and capture their opponents. Likewise, while socially and culturally Amir is superior in education and power, an evaluation of loyalty and courage reveals that the lower-class Hazara servant maintains dominance. In fact, Hassan is able to forgive Amir for his betrayal decades before Amir is able to forgive himself, shown in his yearning “to rekindle things between [them]” (87-88). Amir understands his elevated social standing, but also recognizes Hassan’s superior self-confidence and forgiveness.
Amir is the protagonist and narrator in The Kite Runner. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. Since the beginning of the book, the reader might believe that Amir is immoral or iniquitous since he would test Hassan’s loyalty and slightly tease him too. A conflicted character, Amir struggles between the logical and emotional sides of his being. Amir is also a coward.