The Kite Runner Rape Scene Analysis

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Amir remembers this dream of being lost at the moment when Assef and his friends have immobilized Hassan to the ground without his jeans. Wali tells them that his father is of the view what they are thinking about to do Hassan is evil, but Assef says he’s just a Hazara. They refuse to do so, but agree to hold down Hassan. Assef raises Hassan’s exposed backside into the air and takes down his own jeans. Amir thinks of doing something, but runs away instead. After fifteen minutes, Amir saw Hassan coming toward him. He pretended he was searching for Hassan, who’s bleeding and crying. He handed over the kite to Amir and neither boy speak about what happened. Apparently, Hassan’s sacrifice was Amir’s success. When Amir arrived home, Baba hugged…show more content…
“. . . did you know Hassan and you fed from the same breast? Did you know that, Amir agha? Sakina, her name was” (TKR. 80). Both Amir and Hassan were fed from the same breast meaning that they’re considered like brothers. This relates to the rape scene because Amir was supposed to be there for Hassan when he was getting beat up and raped. Hassan was taking this torture so that Amir could go and make Baba happy. Amir recalls that once he went to a fortune teller with Hassan. They each gave money to him. That fortune teller looked at Hassan and after sometime he returned the money in Hassan’s hand. Immediately then, Amir remembers a dream in which he has lost in a snowstorm until a familiar shape appears before him. All of a sudden the snow is fully gone. The sky is blue and filled up with…show more content…
Later, Amir presents himself as the true monster as he shows his selfish and cowardly aspects. Amir was so nervous that he almost wanted to give up the contest, but Hassan reminded him that “there’s no monster,” and Amir was again astonished at Hassan’s intuition. Amir wondered if Hassan had made up his dream merely to solace him. He felt somewhat better, and they began to fly their kite. One blue kite specifically cuts a lot of its competitors, and Amir kept his eye onto it. By the afternoon it was only Amir and the blue kite left in the running. Amir tricked the blue kite into a poor position and then cut it, winning the contest. Hassan promised to bring back the kite for Amir, and as he flied he said for you a thousand times over! Amir was delighted at his success. He wished everything to go simply like he imagined it, and he dreamt of a “happily-ever-after” relationship with Baba, where that one kite could fine-tune everything. Rostam and Sohrab come back as the prototypal father and son. Hassan’s favorite story from the Shahnamah sketches a father, Rostam, who unwittingly kills his long-lost son. Amir, who was longing for his father’s approval, used and misinterpreted the complete tale as an apologue of his own life. When Amir wins the kite contest, he imagines about the time returning to his home, the story of “Rostam and Sohrab” has become an allegory for
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